The Cross-Border Institute (CBI) at the University of Windsor was founded in 2008 under the direction of Dr. Bill Anderson, Ontario Research Chair in Cross-Border Transportation Policy. It is dedicated to research, education and public outreach related to the movement of people, goods and services across the Canada-US border. It takes a multi-disciplinary perspective, incorporating engineering, economics, the social sciences, management and law.

CBI’s location steps away from the Windsor- Detroit border – the largest point of crossing for the huge Canada-US trade relationship – provides a unique perspective from which to study the impact of trends in cross-border transportation, trade, technology, and policy decisions by governments on both sides of the border.

Working with public and private sector stakeholders, CBI has developed expertise in cross-border business and border management, both critical to Canada’s economic future. It is a leading centre for research on cross-border supply chains and transportation.

CBI works in cooperation with the Institute for Border Logistics and Security (IBLS) in a unique joint effort by the City of Windsor and the University of Windsor to advance the Windsor- Essex region as a world leader in cross-border logistics and security.

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CBI continues to form partnership with public agencies, private firms, industry groups and community groups to advance the cause of making a better Canada – US border. It also works with institutions in other countries to address the global challenges of border management and cross-border commerce.