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. Sep. 19, 2017Waterloo researchers to be awarded prestigious Royal Society of Canada medals

    The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is awarding prestigious medals to two University of Waterloo researchers.

  2. Sep. 19, 2017University of Waterloo medical technology startup named to Canadian innovation list

    A medical artificial intelligence (AI) startup was named one of 2017’s 20 most innovative technology companies by the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) earlier this month.

    Elucid Labs, a startup founded by three University of Waterloo researchers, uses AI technology in a small imaging device for the early detection of skin cancer. The technology helps dermatologists make better, faster decisions and reduces the number of unnecessary biopsies.

  3. Sep. 18, 2017Vaping doubles risk of smoking cigarettes for teens

    Teenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

    The study — from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine — found that students in grades seven to 12 who had tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking.

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  1. Sep. 27, 2017Operation Wallacea Info Session

    What will you be doing next summer?

    Are you seeking adventure? Interested in Conservation?

  2. Sep. 28, 2017Beyond 60: GRADtalks – Health, Aging, and Well-Being

    How can we enhance the health and wellbeing of our aging population? 

    Join Beyond 60: Health, Aging and Well-Being for GRADtalks, featuring Kaylen Pfisterer, PhD Candidate in Systems Design Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Samantha Biglieri, PhD Candidate in Planning, Faculty of Environment.

    Please register to attend on Thursday, September 28 at 4 p.m. for wine and cheese, followed by GRADtalks from 4:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  3. Oct. 6, 2017Research Talks: Cardiovascular Aging in Space with Richard HughsonResearch Talks logo

    A healthy cardiovascular system lies at the core of quality of life in the aging population. Healthy aging could mean stiffening in the large arteries, causing an increase in blood pressure that could potentially damage the delicate blood vessels in the brain.

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