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. 19, 2017When new players learn slot-machine tricks, they avoid gambling addiction

    Novice gamblers who watched a short video about how slot machines disguise losses as wins have a better chance of avoiding gambling problems, according to new research.

    Slot machines present losses disguised as wins (LDWs) with celebratory music and flashing lights, even though players actually won less money than they bet. People can mistakenly believe that they are winning and continue paying to play.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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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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