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 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 2018-2019, Waterloo attracted more than $258 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. July 3, 2020Remembering two retired Waterloo engineering professors

    Two retired University of Waterloo faculty members who made significant contributions to the Faculty of Engineering passed away in June.

    Distinguished professor, Ralph Haas, a retired faculty member from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, passed away on June 19 at the age of 87.

  2. June 5, 2020Karim S. Karim named CBB Executive Director

    Karim S. Karim has been appointed Executive Director of the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB) for a five-year term.

  3. Apr. 29, 2020Two Waterloo scientists elected as Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society

    Two University of Waterloo scientists are among more than 60 exceptional scientists named Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society, the United Kingdom’s national academy of sciences.

    Physicist Donna Strickland and Chemist Linda Nazar were both elected for their outstanding contributions to their field and scientific understanding.

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