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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. Nov. 15, 2017Waterloo professors awarded $4.8 million for social sciences and humanities research

    Thirty-three University of Waterloo researchers will receive $4.8 million to advance research and encourage partnerships that will lead to innovative approaches that improve the well-being of Canadians.

    The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) is awarding the funding through Insight Grants, Insight Development Grants, and Partnership Development Grants.

  2. Nov. 14, 2017New technology makes artificial intelligence more private and portable

    Technology developed at the University of Waterloo is paving the way for artificial intelligence (AI) to break free of the Internet and cloud computing.

  3. Nov. 7, 2017Artificial sweeteners in groundwater indicate contamination from septic systems

    The presence of artificial sweeteners in rural groundwater shows evidence for contamination by local septic system wastewater, researchers from the University of Waterloo have found.

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  1. Nov. 29, 2017Unit 4 research reporting training session

    Faculty and staff are welcome to attend a drop-in training session to learn about Unit 4 research reporting.

    There will be a one-hour presentation covering the following:

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