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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. June 12, 2018$5.8 million for humanities and social sciences research at Waterloo

    A $2.4 million Partnership grant is one of 20 research grants awarded at the University of Waterloo by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

  2. June 11, 2018Tyromer devulcanization technology recognized with two prestigious awardsCostas Tzoganakis

    A University of Waterloo professor has been recognized for originality, innovation, and creativity in the development of his rubber devulcanization technology.

  3. May 22, 2018CBB Executive Director reappointed for third term

    The Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology’s Executive Director, Catherine Burns, has been reappointed to a two-year term.

    The appointment of a third term for Professor Burns follows a review of the Centre’s activities over the last three years which includes recognition of her commitment and dedication to furthering CBB’s objectives.

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  1. June 27, 2018Grand Challenges Canada: Bold ideas with big impact® information session

    Faculty members are invited to attend an information session by Grand Challenges Canada to learn about upcoming funding opportunities. Grand Challenges Canada supports innovators in Canada as well as low- and middle-income countries, funding bold ideas that integrate science and technology, and social and business innovation. Investment priority areas include reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality, and safe water and sanitation.

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