# 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. Dec. 4, 2017Women are naturally more fit than men Women can process oxygen more quickly than men when they start to exercise, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. 2. Dec. 1, 2017Study finds reading information aloud to yourself improves memory A recent Waterloo study found that speaking text aloud helps to get words into long-term memory. 3. Nov. 22, 2017Polanyi Prize awarded to Arts researcher Waterloo literature professor Vinh Nguyen has been awarded a$20,000 Polyani Prize for his work on refugees.