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. June 22, 2021Waterloo research institutes host interdisciplinary summer school on water security and climate change

    Climate change poses significant risks to water security in urban settings. Addressing this complex challenge requires collaboration and the incorporation of knowledge and expertise from various disciplines.

  2. June 15, 2021Canada Research Chairs, NSERC and SSHRC funding awarded in national announcement
    A photo of Ning Jiang, Kelsey Leonard, John McPhee and John Turri

    Four University of Waterloo researchers have been named new or renewing Canada Research Chairs (CRC). They are:

    Ning Jiang

    Associate Professor, Systems Design Engineering

    Canada Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence for Human-centered Human-machine Interfaces

    NSERC Tier 2 (New): $500,000 over five years

  3. May 18, 2021IC3 welcomes new Executive Director

    Dr. Sarah Burch, Canada Research Chair and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) author, appointed executive director of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3).

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