Welcome to the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology at the University of Waterloo

The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology is a catalyst for advancing bioengineering and biotechnology research and innovation through industry collaborations and partnerships.  

More than 150 faculty members, from every faculty on campus, are actively engaged with the centre, working in collaboration to provide a resource of varying expertise.

Our mandate is to build healthy, active partnerships between centre researchers and corporate members through collaborative projects, mutual interest building, and networking events.

To learn more about partnerships, please email us


The Centre for Bioengineering & Biotechnology (CBB) enables interdisciplinary research across the university to address global challenges in human health and help translate those research results rapidly into practice, policy and impactful health outcomes. Achieving this vision will help the University of Waterloo to cement an international reputation at the interface of technology and human health.


To achieve this vision, CBB's mission is to:  

  • Enable knowledge translation and support of the interdisciplinary research community through seminars, networking opportunities, and support of student groups 
  • Be a conduit to Waterloo's ecosystem of unique health related R&D and clinical resources 
  • Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders in technology, human, animal and environmental health and practice including industry, hospitals, community, and international bodies
  • Provide Project Coordination/Management for large/inter-institutional projects

Join us:

To become a member of CBB, you can start by filling out a quick survey. We will then be in touch to discuss further.

  1. Aug. 13, 2021John R. Evans Leaders Fund Awardees
    John R. Evans Leaders Fund CBB Member Awardees

    The John R. Evans Leaders Fund is an investment tool that was designed to help institutions attract and retain the best researchers. The name of the fund “pays tribute to the outstanding contributions of John R. Evans, the first Chair of the CFI’s Board of Directors.”

  2. Aug. 6, 2021Ontario Research Fund: Research Excellence Awardees
     CBB Graphic for ORE-RE Awardees

    The Ontario Research Fund Research Excellence is a program that promotes research excellence in Ontario and supports researchers and their work. As stated on their website, universities, colleges, research hospitals, and on-profit research institutions are all eligible.

  3. June 1, 2021Praxis Ideation Challenge Finalists
    Praxis Ideation Challenge Activities Timeline

    The Praxis Ideation Challenge is a six-month competition split into three stages. First, a submission stage with a video pitch, then the selected pitches were invited to a live Pitch Competition, and lastly, the selected projects will be invited to participate in the Prototype Demo Day. 

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  1. Oct. 20, 2021Profs Present: Co-operation or Compulsion? Ontario's Immunization of School Pupils Act, 1977-2021
    Profs Present Heather MacDougall Graphic


    As Ontario battles COIVD-19, local health units are faced with vaccine hesitancy and the challenge of immunizing children aged 5-11 now that Pfizer BionTech's vaccine is seeking federal approval.

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