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 2016-17, faculty, staff, and students attracted more than $205 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. Sep. 19, 2017University of Waterloo medical technology startup named to Canadian innovation list

    A medical artificial intelligence (AI) startup was named one of 2017’s 20 most innovative technology companies by the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) earlier this month.

    Elucid Labs, a startup founded by three University of Waterloo researchers, uses AI technology in a small imaging device for the early detection of skin cancer. The technology helps dermatologists make better, faster decisions and reduces the number of unnecessary biopsies.

  2. Sep. 14, 2017New research chair in quantum error correction demonstrates continued leadership by IQC and Waterloo in the pursuit of a quantum computer and in the development of other quantum technologies

    The University of Waterloo, in collaboration with Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis, has launched a new $8-million research chair to further solidify Waterloo’s leadership in quantum information research.

    Raymond Laflamme becomes the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis “John von Neumann” Chair in Quantum Information at the University of Waterloo.

  3. Sep. 12, 2017Researchers discover new, abundant enzyme that helps bacteria infect animals

    Researchers have discovered a new class of enzymes in hundreds of bacterial species, including some that cause disease in humans and animals. The discovery provides new insights into how bacteria invade their hosts. The research appears this week in Nature Communications.

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  1. Sep. 27, 2017Operation Wallacea Info Session

    What will you be doing next summer?

    Are you seeking adventure? Interested in Conservation?

  2. Oct. 6, 2017Research Talks: Cardiovascular Aging in Space with Richard Hughson

    A healthy cardiovascular system lies at the core of quality of life in the aging population. Healthy aging could mean stiffening in the large arteries, causing an increase in blood pressure that could potentially damage the delicate blood vessels in the brain.

  3. Oct. 27, 2017Research Talks: Global Assessment of Payments for Watershed Services with Roy Brouwer

    Payments for watershed services (PWS) are a new water policy instrument that aims to ensure that the providers of non-marketed water services are paid for their efforts.

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