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 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. Oct. 12, 2017Waterloo named Canada’s most innovative university for 26th consecutive year

    The University of Waterloo is Canada’s most innovative university, according to a reputational survey from Maclean’s magazine.

    Maclean’s annual ranking of Canadian universities, released today, also named Waterloo second for best overall, highest quality, and leaders of tomorrow out of the 49 universities surveyed.

  2. Oct. 12, 2017Funding for infrastructure awarded to Waterloo

    Nine Waterloo-led research projects will receive more than $17 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) for infrastructure to support research.

    The awards from CFI’s Innovation Fund were announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science.

    Waterloo-led project leads

  3. Oct. 11, 2017Aging slows perception of falls

    Seniors need twice as long as young adults to realize they are falling, a delay that puts them at increased risk for serious injury, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

    The findings will help shape the development of wearable fall prevention technology and allow clinicians to more accurately identify at-risk individuals. Falls are the leading cause of death and hospitalization in Canada.

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  1. Oct. 25, 2017Open Access Day

    Join the library to celebrate International Open Access Week, learn more about Open Access, and explore strategies to make 'open' part of your teaching, learning, and research processes.

    Register for all the sessions or just those that interest you. Sessions include:  

  2. Oct. 27, 2017Research Talks: Global Assessment of Payments for Watershed Services with Roy BrouwerResearch Talks logo

    Payments for watershed services (PWS) are a new water policy instrument that aim to ensure that the providers of non-marketed water services are paid for their efforts.

  3. Nov. 17, 2017Research Talks: Transformative Governance on an Urban Planet with Sarah BurchResearch Talks logo

    Transitions toward more sustainable development pathways in cities emerge out of a complex constellation of actors, policy initiatives, socio-economic and political pressures, and technological innovations.

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