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. Jan. 20, 2022Kelly Skinner appointed CIHR Applied Public Health Chair

    Kelly Skinner, associate professor in the School of Public Health Sciences, was

  2. Jan. 18, 2022Waterloo Engineering spinoff company recognized by United Nations

    DarwinAI, co-founded by University of Waterloo professors Alexander Wong and Javad Shafiee, was recognized by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for its contributions to a state-of-the-art facility in London, Ontario to farm crickets as a source of protein.

  3. Jan. 12, 2022Canada Research Chairs announced: Two Waterloo researchers are among the world’s brightest scholars and scientists

    Two University of Waterloo researchers have been named new or renewing Canada Research Chairs (CRC).

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  1. Jan. 25, 2022GEDI Exchange Webinar - A 30 Minute Exchange with GeoMate and Lim Geomatics

    Join this online discussion with GeoMate and Lim Geomatics as they look “Beyond GPS: Leveraging geospatial data to transform how we live and work”. 

  2. Jan. 27, 2022Safeguarding Science Workshop

    Faculty members, staff (i.e., Research staff, Safety Office staff, Research Ethics staff, and Information Systems & Technology staff involved in research using biological, chemical, radiological, or nuclear materials or technology) and students are invited to join Public Safety Canada (PSC) for the Safeguarding science workshop.

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