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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. 21, 2018Researchers bring high res magnetic resonance imaging to nanometer scale

    A new technique that brings magnetic resonance imaging to the nanometer scale with unprecedented resolution will open the door for major advances in understanding new materials, virus particles and proteins that cause diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

  2. Feb. 20, 2018Self-esteem key to treating mental health

    Improving how mental health patients perceive themselves could be critical in treating them, according to a study from the University of Waterloo. 

    The study found that youth with psychiatric disorders currently receiving inpatient services reported lower self-concept, particularly global self-worth, compared to those receiving outpatient services.

  3. 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.

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  1. Mar. 13, 2018Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop Series

    Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to join Eric Luvisotto, Technology Transfer Officer in the Office of Research, for one or a number of presentations in the Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop series. Eric will share his experience in the field of Intellectual Property including working for two Canadian IP law firms, founding and running his own startup company, and working in-house for a large automotive parts manufacturer.

  2. Apr. 10, 2018Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop Series

    Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to join Eric Luvisotto, Technology Transfer Officer in the Office of Research, for one or a number of presentations in the Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop series. Eric will share his experience in the field of Intellectual Property including working for two Canadian IP law firms, founding and running his own startup company, and working in-house for a large automotive parts manufacturer.

  3. 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!

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