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. Oct. 27, 2016Waterloo named Canada’s most innovative university for 25th consecutive year

    The University of Waterloo has been the most innovative university in Canada every year for the past quarter-century, according to Maclean’s magazine.

  2. Oct. 25, 2016Study finds children’s eyesight worsening sooner than previous generations

    Spending one additional hour per week outdoors significantly lowers odds of nearsightedness.

    New research from the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science and CNIB found nearsightedness in children increases drastically from Grade 1 to Grade 8, with almost a third of the cases going undiagnosed and uncorrected.

  3. Oct. 19, 2016Waterloo to lead national initiative to manage hazardous waste from mining

    The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded $5.5 million to the University of Waterloo to lead a national team of experts in developing sustainable strategies for dealing with hazardous mine wastes.

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  1. Nov. 16, 2016Calculate your academic footprint

    This hands-on workshop explores using RefWorks, and any research database having citation-tracking capabilities, to:

    1) Maintain an accurate list of your own publications

    2) Track citations for your publications

  2. Nov. 25, 2016Tackling the global tobacco epidemic: The ITC ProjectResearch Talks logo
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