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. Aug. 2, 2022New name and strategic plan for Waterloo institute

    The Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) is now Waterloo Climate Institute. An article published this morning states that IC3 is "renewing its focus on generating real-world impact essential to climate change science, education, policy and innovation by ratifying a new strategic plan and renaming the centre."

    Read the full story on Waterloo News.

  2. July 27, 2022Tri-agency call for expressions of interest to join the Dimensions review committee

    The Tri-agency is seeking reviewers to help assess postsecondary institutional applications for Dimensions recognition.

  3. July 27, 2022IBET PhD Project to represent Waterloo in Robbins-Ollivier Excellence in Equity competition

    An innovative new program that provides financial support, mentorship and networking to Black and Indigenous PhD students has been chosen to represent the University of Waterloo in a federal competition for bold and potentially game-changing projects to address persistent systemic barriers in the research ecosystem and academia.

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  1. Sep. 19, 2022Sustainable Futures Initiative launch event

    The Water InstituteWaterloo Climate Institute, and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy invite you to register for the launch event of the University of Waterloo Sustainable Futures Initiative.

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