Ideas start here

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 2019-2020, Waterloo attracted more than $247 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. Dec. 6, 2022Waterloo and NRC celebrate opening of innovation hub

    A new collaboration centre on campus is the next stage in a long-term research partnership between the University of Waterloo and National Research Council of Canada (NRC).

    The NRC-Waterloo Collaboration Centre brings together more than 20 researchers from both organizations to collaborate on research projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Cybersecurity.

  2. Nov. 29, 2022Combining nature with research and innovation to support aging Canadians

    Aging is a natural process and part of life that everyone experiences differently and to assist Canadians in living and growing old with independence and optimal health, research at the University of Waterloo is expanding knowledge and developing new interventions and technologies.

  3. Nov. 23, 2022Waterloo awarded $15.8 million in funding to tackle climate change

    The Government of Canada's Environmental Damages Fund, administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada, is allocating $15.8 million to six University of Waterloo research projects to identify solutions to environmental challenges.

    Funded through the Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF), the research supports building sustainable net-zero emissions in Canada by 2050.

    Read about the projects 

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  1. Dec. 13, 20222022 TD Walter Bean public lecture

    The Meaning of Ice: Co-production of knowledge and community action in a changing Arctic

    Drawing on experience from over two decades of close collaboration with Inuit communities in the Arctic, Dr. Fox will illustrate the powerful ways our understanding of the changing Arctic climate can be advanced when we link Inuit knowledge and visiting science.

  2. Dec. 16, 2022Innovation at the Ottawa Hospital with Dr. Alan Forster

    On behalf of CBB and Health Initiatives it is a great pleasure to invite you to a seminar presented by Dr. Alan J. Forster MD, FRCPC, MSc.

    Dr. Forster will describe the motivations for change in healthcare and describe how the Ottawa Hospital is supporting transformation using three related concepts: learning systems, data democratization, and open innovation.  At the foundation of these concepts is a need for strong leadership and trust to support the meaningful collaborations required to achieve meaningful impacts.

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