Fire research

Many collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects have been undertaken using the resources of the University of Waterloo Fire Research Facility. A wealth of research opportunities are available to graduate and undergraduate students. We also welcome proposals and suggestions for new research topics from members of the fire service, fire engineering and related industrial sectors.

More information on our on-going, and recently completed, areas of research activity can be accessed via the list of current research areas below. Please also investigate our numerous specific study areas, which although somewhat more focused, are often multi-disciplinary and can cross into several different Research Areas.

We are happy to acknowledge our research partners. Contact us if you are interested in further information on research opportunities and partnerships.

Current research areas

Specific study areas


Graduate student theses