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. June 29, 2022Dean of Health receive $2.1 million for search-and-rescue initiative

    The Federal government has awarded $2.1 million in funding over three years for a search-and-rescue project led by Lili Liu, Waterloo public health researcher and Dean of the Faculty of Health.

  2. June 23, 2022NSERC awards over 160 grants for research at Waterloo

    NSERC recently announced the 2022 competition results, an investment of more than $506 million. University of Waterloo researchers were awarded 166 grants through NSERC's Discovery Grant Program-Individual, Research Tools and Instruments Grant Program, and Discovery Launch Supplements.

  3. June 22, 2022Waterloo faculty members elected to the Canadian Academy of Engineering

    Seven University of Waterloo faculty members spanning the Faculties of Engineering, Mathematics, and Environment, have been elected as Fellows to the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE).

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  1. July 26, 2022Pivot-RP training for Faculty and grad students

    This online workshop, led by Robert Laurie, customer success manager at Ex Libris, will provide University of Waterloo faculty members and graduate students with an overview of key features of Pivot-RP, a searchable database of research funding opportunities.

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

    The Water InstituteInterdisciplinary Center on Climate Change, and the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy invite you to save the date for the launch event of the University of Waterloo Sustainable Futures Initia

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