- Research excellence
- About research
- Find and manage funding
- Research ethics
- Technology transfer and commercialization
- Survey results
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 2014-15, faculty, staff, and students attracted more than $181 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.
Waterloo researchers have been awarded a grant of $8.8 million from the U.S. National Cancer Institute to evaluate the public-health impact of government policies to regulate tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and other vaporized nicotine products.
Researchers at the University of Waterloo and Harvard Medical School have engineered a revolutionary new approach to cancer treatment that pits a lethal combination of drugs together into a single nanoparticle.
A one-of-a-kind communications device developed by Waterloo researchers is now orbiting the Earth as a central component of a microsatellite launched in Sriharikota, India to test new technologies in space.