Ideas start at the University of Waterloo, and the Office of Research helps convert ideas into opportunity.
The Office of Research is the university's central point connecting scientists on campus or those associated with Waterloo to opportunities for funding and services, including commercialization. Office of Research staff support researchers through the many phases of research including ethics review and managing funds.
Research is an integral and intensive area at Waterloo. In 2022-2023, Waterloo attracted more than $249.1 million from public and private sources to fund research across a spectrum of challenges. Waterloo's strength in research excellence is supported by partnerships with industry, creating opportunities that generate new knowledge and further Canada's economy.
The University of Waterloo has been designated Research University of the Year in the comprehensive category by Research Infosource Inc. for the 16th consecutive year. Waterloo’s consistent ranking stands as a testament to the University being at the forefront of fostering the next generation of researchers and entrepreneurs.
In September 2023, the University of Waterloo hosted a two-day workshop, “Building an Inter-Institutional and Cross-Functional Research Data Management Community: From Strategy to Implementation.”
An article published on December 4, 2023 by Hanging Together: The OCLC Research blog, describes how Waterloo, in partnership with several Canadian institutions are building a Canadian Research Data Management community and the process from strategy to implementation.
Read the article, 'Building a Canadian RDM community: From strategy to implementation' by Rebecca Bryant.
The Government of Canada has awarded two new Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) to the University of Waterloo.
Waterloo’s new CERCs are among 34 announced at 18 postsecondary institutions across Canada today by the Honourable Terry Beech, Minister of Citizens’ Services, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.