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. Apr. 6, 2017Waterloo to tackle water pollution from agriculture on a global scale

    Three Waterloo researchers will share more than $500,000 to address persistent, long-term pollution created by excess fertilizers in the lakes, rivers and wetlands in several parts of the world.

  2. Apr. 5, 2017Waterloo joins consortium building the world’s best submillimeter-surveyor telescope

    A team of Canadian, American, and German scientists announced construction will soon begin on the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p). The unique and powerful telescope designed to map the sky in the millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths will provide unprecedented insights into how stars and galaxies form, the Cosmic Microwave Background, and the formation and dark-energy-driven expansion of the universe.

  3. Mar. 27, 2017Congratulations to Waterloo 3MT 2017 winners

    Winners of the University of Waterloo 3MT competition have been announced and the winner will advance to compete in the Ontario Provincial final.

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  1. May 31, 2017Waterloo-Wellington Clinical Research and Quality Improvement Symposium

    This symposium is devoted to research and quality improvement in the Waterloo-Wellington region. It brings together local students, clinicians, professionals, and researchers who are working to improve the clinical care in our region.

    This annual event allows local clinical trainees, non-clinical trainees, clinicians, professionals, and researchers to showcase their research and quality improvement work and receive recognition for their clinical and scientific excellence.

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