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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 associated with Waterloo to opportunities for funding and a variety of 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 2016-17, faculty, staff, and students attracted more than $205 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.

  1. May 22, 2018CBB Executive Director reappointed for third term

    The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology’s Executive Director, Catherine Burns, has been reappointed to a two-year term.

    The appointment of a third term for Professor Burns follows a review of the Centre’s activities over the last three years which includes recognition of her commitment and dedication to furthering CBB’s objectives.

  2. May 22, 2018$12 million awarded to Waterloo researchers

    Four University of Waterloo researchers have been awarded more than $12 million through the Ontario Research Fund: Research Excellence.

    The recipients are:


    Wendi Adair (Psychology) – Reconciliation in the workplace: Creating cultures of trust via effective communication, building relationships, and a climate for cultural safety for Indigenous employees in Ontario and Canada ($1,000,000)


  3. May 18, 2018Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information

    University of Waterloo chemists have found a much faster and more efficient way to store and process information by expanding the limitations of how the flow of electricity can be used and managed

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