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. May 24, 2017University of Waterloo lab will help shape the future of industrial 3D printing

    Experts at the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab, which is backed by nearly $27 million in cash and in-kind support, will help Canadian companies tap the enormous potential of AM, commonly known as 3D printing, while also advancing the technology itself through research.

  2. May 18, 201718 leading early career researchers named

    Eighteen University of Waterloo researchers have received Early Research Awards worth $2.5 million. The announcement is part of larger investment by the Province of Ontario aimed at advancing Ontario’s competitive edge.

  3. May 17, 2017Dams are major driver of global environmental change

    Water reservoirs created by damming rivers could have significant impacts on the world’s carbon cycle and climate system that aren’t being accounted for, a new study concludes.

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  1. May 31, 2017Waterloo-Wellington Clinical Research and Quality Improvement Symposium

    This symposium is devoted to research and quality improvement in the Waterloo-Wellington region. It brings together local students, clinicians, professionals, and researchers who are working to improve the clinical care in our region.

    This annual event allows local clinical trainees, non-clinical trainees, clinicians, professionals, and researchers to showcase their research and quality improvement work and receive recognition for their clinical and scientific excellence.

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