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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. Jan. 16, 2018Math can predict how cancer cells evolve

    Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

  2. Jan. 15, 2018Energy drinks can negatively impact health of youth

    Over half of Canadian youth and young adults who have consumed energy drinks have experienced negative health effects as a result, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.

  3. Jan. 12, 2018Digital technology is helping women to explore their sexuality

    Women who consume Internet pornography are using technology to explore their sexuality and connect with others to discuss their sexual interests, according to research from the University of Waterloo.

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  1. Jan. 16, 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. Jan. 19, 2018Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant - Information Session

    Faculty members and supporting staff interested in learning about funding opportunities to support fundamental or applied health with a focus on the health care system and/or health outcomes are invited to attend the CIHR Project Grant Information Session on Friday, January 19, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in EC5-1111 (Enterprise Theatre).

  3. Jan. 25, 2018Horizon2020 information session: Opportunities for Canadian participation

    All faculty are welcome to attend an information session to learn about the European research and innovation program, Horizon2020. 

    There will be a one hour presentation by Luigi Scarpa de Masellis, Advisor, Economic and Cultural Affairs, European Union to Canada, covering the following:

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