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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. July 16, 2018$1.65 million NSERC CREATE grant supports launch of new biomedical technology graduate programCatherine Burns

    Catherine Burns, professor of systems design engineering and executive director of the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology, has received a $1.65M Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE) grant.

  2. July 13, 2018Provide feedback on draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

    The three federal research funding agencies (NSERC, CIHR, and SSHRC) have developed a draft Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy outlining proposed institutional data management practices that will impact researchers nationally and internationally. The policy includes suggested requirements related to institutional data management strategies, plans, and deposits.

  3. July 18, 2018AI technology could help protect water supplies

    University of Waterloo researcher's are developing new artificial intelligence (AI) technology that could make monitoring at water treatment plants cheaper and easier, and help safeguard public health

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