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 2015-16, faculty, staff, and students attracted more than $182 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. Feb. 15, 2017Waterloo researchers awarded $3 million for strategic research partnerships

    Five researchers from the University of Waterloo who are collaborating with industry and other organizations on strategic research projects received more than $3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

  2. Feb. 8, 2017Manipulating microbes: Biology grad student joins research team’s efforts to turn a microbe into a genome engineering tool

    Sometimes life gives you unexpected opportunities. For University of Waterloo grad student Ola Matysiakiewicz, that opportunity was the chance to work on engineering a bacterium’s genome.

  3. Feb. 7, 2017Study says Parkinson’s patients are over-prescribed antipsychotics

    Older adults in long-term care homes who have Parkinson’s disease are frequently prescribed antipsychotic medications without clear justification, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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  1. Mar. 8, 2017Bridges lecture: The Platonic solids as Tiffany lamps, art objects and stepping-stones to higher dimensions

    For two millennia, the regular Platonic polyhedra have fascinated not just mathematicians, but also artists and the general public. When realized in appropriate materials, these shapes yield beautiful art objects.

  2. Mar. 22, 2017Research Opportunities in Germany

    This information session will provide faculty, postdocs and PhD students with an overview of Germany's vibrant research landscape, useful tools for identifying potential collaborators and information on funding opportunities open to Canadian scholars through the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and its partner organizations.

    The session will be presented by John Paul Kleiner, Senior Manager, University Relations at the DAAD Information Centre in Toronto.

  3. Mar. 24, 2017Research Talks: Colourful X-raysResearch Talks logo

    Discover how large area, multi-spectral digital X-ray machines are driving medical imaging into the 21st century with Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Karim S. Karim.

    Feel free to bring your lunch — light refreshments will be provided.

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