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. Sep. 28, 2021CERC Laureate named AGU Fellow

    A University of Waterloo professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) Laureate has been elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

    Philippe Van Cappellen was recognized for his outstanding contributions to earth and hydrologic sciences and is among 60 people named by the AGU in the Class of 2021 Fellows. The AGU is a non-profit organization that supports 130,000 scientists and enthusiasts worldwide in earth, atmospheric, ocean, hydrologic, space, and planetary sciences.

  2. Sep. 27, 2021Waterloo researchers partner with NSERC and Magna International to ensure safety of autonomous vehicles

    Waterloo Engineering researchers have teamed up with the federal government and Magna International to help ensure the safety and security of vehicles as they become increasingly autonomous.

  3. Sep. 7, 2021Three Waterloo researchers named Royal Society of Canada Fellows
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    Three University of Waterloo researchers have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

    They are among 89 new Fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement announced today by the Royal Society of Canada.

    Waterloo's new Royal Society of Canada Fellows

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