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 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.

  1. July 12, 2016University of Waterloo awarded more than $8 million to study impact of e-cigarette policies

    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.

  2. June 23, 2016Nanotechnology and math deliver two-in-one punch for cancer therapy resistance

    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.

  3. June 23, 2016Developed in Waterloo, now orbiting in space

    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.

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