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. Jan. 18, 2017Research reveals immigrants' struggle with food access

    Making healthy eating choices isn’t always easy. But for the immigrants who make up 20% of Canada’s population, it can be a much more serious challenge.

  2. Jan. 13, 2017Do skyscrapers stress you out?

    A well-designed city is not just accessible, functional, and attractive, it should make us happy too, says University of Waterloo doctoral candidate Robin Mazumder.

  3. Jan. 10, 2017Waterloo awarded $6 million to expand access to the Internet
    The University of Waterloo has received $6.1 million from C-Com Satellite Systems and the federal government to fund research that has the potential to affordably connect billions of new users to the Internet via intelligent antennas.
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  1. Jan. 25, 2017CBB Workshop: UWaterloo Intellectual Property Part 3 Copyright

    The workshop will start with a review of University of Waterloo IP followed by a detailed discussion on copyright protection. A Q&A and short networking session will follow.

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  2. Jan. 25, 2017Global Branding in the Digital Era

    Interested in learning about potential research partnerships or other collaborations with Umajin?

    Join David Brebner, CEO of Umajin, as he showcases his perspectives on digital innovation and partnerships with global firms to provide a platform for discussion of areas for potential collaboration.

  3. Jan. 27, 2017Detecting and resolving software errorsResearch Talks logo

    Software controls many everyday electronics, like computers and smart phones, and is increasingly embedded in safety-critical systems like medical devices, transportation systems, and autonomous vehicles. Although difficult to detect, software errors can lead to loss of property, or even life.

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