Welcome to the RBC Retirement Research Centre at the University of Waterloo

A one-of-a kind collaboration between one of Canada’s largest financial institutions and the #1 comprehensive research university1 in Canada

RBC logoRBC® and the University of Waterloo have entered into a groundbreaking collaboration to support research generating insights and expertise on aging and health.

The result is the unique RBC Retirement Research Centre at the University of Waterloo aimed at developing innovative and practically applicable information and ideas related to retirement, health, and wellbeing in later life.

Join us

Faculty and research scientists at the University of Waterloo with an interest in research on aging are invited to join the RBC Retirement Research Centre as faculty affiliates. Contact the Director for more information.

Undergraduate fellowships

The RBC® partnership also supports an undergraduate fellowship program, to advance understanding of retirement from financial, social, leisure, psychological and lifestyle perspectives.


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  1. May 18, 2017UWaterloo researchers find perceived support important for retirement planning of lesbian and gay adults

    Findings from a collaborative project between University of Waterloo researchers and RBC partners show that perceived support enhances perceptions of retirement preparation for all, but has particular importance for lesbian and gay adults.

  2. Apr. 10, 2017Now accepting fall 2017 applications for the RBC Undergraduate Fellowship program

    The RBC Retirement Research Undergraduate Fellowship program offers funding to faculty members in all faculties at the University of Waterloo.

    For details and to apply for funding see link above.

    The application deadline for the fall 2017 term is Monday, May 1, 2017. Please contact Catherine Maine for more information at cmaine@uwaterloo.ca or at 519 888-4567 ext. 33155.

  3. Jan. 30, 2017Congratulations to award recipients for RBC Undergraduate Fellowship: Spring 2017 term

    We are pleased to announce that three faculty members have received RBC Fellowship funding for spring 2017 to support undergraduate research experiences. Two recipients from Applied Health Sciences (AHS) and one recipient from the Faculty of Science were successful in this UWaterloo-wide competition.

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