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. Apr. 20, 2017Researchers developing a system to access government-censored websites

    People living in countries where the Internet is censored will be able to use a new tool to access websites their governments restrict thanks to a University of Waterloo technology called Slitheen.

  2. Apr. 20, 2017Marijuana taxes should remain low to compete with street value, says Economics professor

    Waterloo Professor Anindya Sen says Canada’s priority should be public health and shutting down marijuana black market.

  3. Apr. 17, 2017Powered stretchers could reduce injuries, keep paramedics on the job

    Moving from manual to powered stretchers could reduce the number of injuries to paramedics by 78 per cent, a University of Waterloo study has found.

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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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