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. Feb. 3, 2023Waterloo researcher inducted into the Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry
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    Dr. Jennifer Clapp, Canada Research Chair and professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, was inducted into the Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry as a new international fellow on January 28, 2023. 

    Read the full story on the Faculty of Environment website.

  2. Jan. 24, 2023Shaping Canada’s future with transformative health technologies

    Canada is facing a health-care crisis with escalating costs, shortage of health-care professionals, and increasing needs from a diverse and aging population. Researchers at the University of Waterloo are responding to these challenges with innovative solutions to enable equitable access to care and drive Canada’s next wave of economic growth.

  3. Jan. 23, 2023Graham Seed Fund winners announced
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    Ten research proposals have been selected from the 34 that were received for the Graham Seed Fund (GSF) launch this Fall.

    The University of Waterloo’s Health Initiatives team launched the Graham Seed Fund (GSF) and invited researchers to submit their proposals for innovative health-care solutions. 

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  1. Feb. 27 to 28, 2023Research Security in Today's Geo-Political Era
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    On February 27-28, 2023, the University of Waterloo’s Office of the Vice-President, Research and International is hosting a conference on Research Security in Today’s Geo-Political Era at Federation Hall.

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