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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. Apr. 20, 2018University of Waterloo develops new way to fight HIV transmission

    Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a new tool to protect women from HIV infection.

    The tool, a vaginal implant, decreases the number of cells that the HIV virus can target in a woman’s genital tract. Unlike conventional methods of HIV prevention, such as condoms or anti-HIV drugs, the implant takes advantage of some people’s natural immunity to the virus.

  2. Apr. 20, 2018Researchers find new way of exploring the afterglow from the Big Bang

    Researchers have developed a new way to improve our knowledge of the Big Bang by measuring radiation from its afterglow, called the cosmic microwave background radiation. The new results predict the maximum bandwidth of the universe, which is the maximum speed at which any change can occur in the universe.

  3. Apr. 17, 2018Partnership leads to aviation e-learning course

    While many industries today are facing decline, the commercial aviation industry faces a different challenge. According to a recent study by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a projected increase in airline passengers is expected to double the size of the industry over the next 20 years. However, there aren’t enough aviation professionals trained or in training to meet that demand. In response, a Waterloo professor has partnered with ICAO to offer a free aviation course that’s available to anyone anywhere in the world.

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  1. Apr. 25, 2018Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR) 2018

    With a focus aging research, Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR) is a one-day meeting for graduate students from any discipline to present on and dialogue about aging research with fellow students, faculty, research partners and older adult community members. Our 2018 event will feature a keynote address by Dick Moore, Toronto Senior Pride Network, on LGBTQ issues in aging. Come join us for exciting rapid fire presentations, posters and podium presentations from fellow graduate students conducting aging research!

  2. May 1, 2018Research Talks: Driving the future of autonomous vehicles and responsible innovation

    Join four researchers at the next Research Talks for a panel discussion about knowledge, history, and research for Waterloo staff, faculty, and students:

    • Heather Douglas (Associate Professor, Philosophy, Associate Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy, and Waterloo Chair in Science and Society): Responsible innovation
    • Sebastian Fischmeister (Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering): Safety and security of real-time software and autonomous driving

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