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. Mar. 15, 2023Dorothy Killam Fellowship awarded to Naila Keleta-Mae

    The National Killam Program has announced that Naila Keleta-Mae, Associate Professor, Communication Arts, has been awarded a 2023 Dorothy Killam Fellowship that provides support for dedicated research time to scholars “whose superior, ground-breaking, best-in-class research stands to have significant impact on a national or global scale.”

  2. Mar. 6, 2023Major grant will help Waterloo build a sustainable aeronautics sector
    Top photo: group of people standing side-by-side. Bottom left photo: Charmaine Dean. Bottom right photo: Suzanne Kearns

    The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) was in Waterloo Region this week to announce that the Federal government is making a $22 million investment to help rebuild Canada’s pandemic battered aeronautics sector and lead it toward a more sustainable future.

  3. Mar. 3, 2023New initiative linked to the Velocity entrepreneurship ecosystem to support health-tech startups
    Dave Schneider, Moazam Khan, Adrien Côté and Dr. Vivek Goel

    Waterloo’s globally recognized startup program Velocity launched an initiative that aims to help new companies in the health-tech sector access funding and get products and services in the hands of those who need them.

    The initiative – Velocity Health – was officially launched at a kickoff event at the University of Waterloo. The latest stream of the Velocity suite of platforms was created to address the key challenges health-tech startups face.

    Read the entire Waterloo News story.

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  1. Mar. 22, 2023Using AI to advance health care in Canada
    Two fingers pointing at each other with a spark between and a photo of Dr. Muhammad Mamdani

    You’re invited to the virtual health data seminar, titled ‘Using AI to advance health care in Canada’ on Wednesday, March 22, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Learn about opportunities for engagement and collaboration at T-CAIREM, a national network that engages 23 universities and 90 organizations across Canada in advancing AI in medicine.

  2. Mar. 28, 2023Research Talks - Sustainable urban environments
    City scape

    You’re invited to Research Talks, a public event and panel discussion featuring guest speakers Mohamad T. Araji and Amelia Clarke - University of Waterloo, Matthew Day - WR Community Energy and Alex Tadesco - LGA Architectural Partners. Our four panelists will speak about environmental sustainability and innovative sustainable design.

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