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 those 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 2018-2019, Waterloo attracted more than $258 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. Dec. 16, 2020Waterloo researchers named Canada Research Chairs

    Nine University of Waterloo researchers have been named new or renewing Canada Research Chairs (CRC).

  2. Dec. 8, 2020Waterloo ranked top research university for 13 straight years

    The University of Waterloo has been designated Research University of the Year among Canadian comprehensive universities by Research Infosource Inc. for the 13th consecutive year.

    The announcement by Research Infosource Inc. is part of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities 2020 and is based on a balanced set of input and output measures.

  3. Nov. 19, 2020Waterloo among new KW4Health Ontario Team

    The University of Waterloo is one of more than 30 organizations – and the only educational institution – in Waterloo Region among a newly established network of health expertise announced by the Ontario Ministry of Health.

    The KW4Health Ontario Team (OHT) is a collaboration that represents health providers in primary care, regional hospitals, long term care, and mental health in Kitchener, Waterloo, and the Townships of Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich.

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  1. Feb. 3, 2021Collaborate with European researchers workshop

    Interested in research collaborations with European partners?

    Attend this workshop to find out about funding and other support:

    February 3, 2021

    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Location: via Zoom

    Co-hosted by Western University, McMaster University, and the University of Waterloo

    Presenters include:

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