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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. Feb. 15, 2018University of Waterloo part of two winning innovation supercluster initiatives

    The University of Waterloo will be a key partner with leading Canadian companies and sectors chosen to help grow our country’s global competitiveness through significant investments in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced manufacturing.

  2. Feb. 15, 2018Eye exams linked to kids’ reading levels

    Elementary school children who read below grade level may have challenges with their eyesight even if standard tests show they see 20/20, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

    The study showed that children with reading challenges may have lower than expected binocular vision test results, something a standard eye exam may overlook.

  3. Feb. 13, 2018Ontario pharmacy research collaborative wins major funding from Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

    The Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (OPEN) awarded 2 million in funding to advance work in medication management.

    Medications can improve health and save lives, but they are not without risk. With prescription medication in Ontario costing $10.6 billion per year, new strategies to help patients and healthcare providers choose, use, and remove medications are critical to providing better care and ensuring financial sustainability of the public system.

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  1. Feb. 22, 2018WISE Public Lecture - Reducing Carbon Emissions

    Retrofitting a building to reduce carbon emissions in the current Canadian market can offer returns of up to 15-20%. So why has the response been so seemingly low? Chandra Ramadurai, CEO of Efficiency Capital explores the rapidly evolving energy efficiency landscape with an overview of current and historical market value, and his professional insight into the future of performance based investment structures in this WISE Public Lecture. All are welcome at this free event and questions from the audience are encouraged.

  2. Feb. 22, 2018WaterTalk: Aquatic Methane at Small and Large Scales

    As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Emily Stanley, professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Center for Limnology at the University of Wisconsin Madison, presents, "Aquatic Methane at Small and Large Scales ."

    Light refreshments will be provided.

  3. Feb. 22, 2018Entangled: The series – QUANTUM + logic

    Quantum mechanics reveals that at its core, the world is not as it seems – it is far more interesting.
    In the quantum world, outcomes are counter-intuitive, differing from what we expect based on our everyday experiences. The particle physicist Richard Feynman remarked that this means we seem to have to walk “a logical tightrope” when we talk about a quantum system.  

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