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. 22, 2017WatCo opens technology transfer centre in China

    The University of Waterloo has opened its first technology transfer centre in China.

    The Waterloo Technology Centre, which will be located in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, has been made possible with an investment from Xuzhou Hi-Tech Park. An opening ceremony on Feb. 22 in Xuzhou was attended by Bruce Muirhead, AVP of External Research, Ling Loerchner, the Lead of Greater China Region and transfer technology manager, WatCo, as well as Canadian trade commissioners from the Shanghai Consulate Office and Chinese government officials.

  2. Feb. 22, 2017Study says drugs could be developed cheaper and faster

    Chemists at the University of Waterloo, SCIEX, and Pfizer have discovered a new way to help the pharmaceutical industry identify and test new drugs, which could revolutionize drug development, and substantially reduce the cost and time drugs need to reach their market.

  3. Feb. 22, 2017Added sugar found in two-thirds of packaged foods

    According to a Waterloo study, added sugar is found in two-thirds of all packaged foods, including many products marketed as healthy alternatives.

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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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