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. Jan. 16, 2020Reflecting sunlight away from earth could fight climate change and poverty
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    As the world's experts race to find ways to combat climate change, new findings reveal that an experimental process to redirect the sun's energy could mitigate both climate change and global income inequality.

  2. Jan. 9, 2020Study finds deforestation is changing animal communication
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    Deforestation is changing the way monkeys communicate in their natural habitat, according to a new study.

  3. Jan. 7, 2020Waterloo people named to the Order of Canada
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    Four people with strong links to the University of Waterloo were among the newest appointees to the Order of Canada.

    Donna Strickland, a physics and astronomy professor and recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was named a Companion of the Order of Canada.

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  1. Jan. 21, 2020NFRF Transformation Stream Notice of Intent Webinar
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    Waterloo faculty interested in applying for the 2020 NFRF Transformation Competition are invited to attend an informative webinar about the Notice of Intent stage. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Research

  2. Jan. 22, 2020Research ethics drop-in sessions
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    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout January, February, March and April to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

    These sessions are for faculty and students and will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, beginning January 8 and ending April 29, 2020.

  3. Jan. 29, 2020Research ethics drop-in sessions
    Hands typing on a computer

    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout January, February, March and April to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

    These sessions are for faculty and students and will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, beginning January 8 and ending April 29, 2020.

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