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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 2017-2018, Waterloo attracted more than $224 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. 14, 2018Season's greetings from the Vice-President, Research and International

    I am delighted to be sending holiday greetings from the beautiful city of Stockholm where we are celebrating a tremendous achievement – Professor Donna Strickland’s Nobel Prize in Physics.

    There’s an exciting energy here as we share this special time with Donna. Her dedication and commitment to research have led her to this remarkable accomplishment. We are so proud of her and honoured to share this moment with her.

  2. Dec. 14, 2018Have you disclosed your IP?

    The Electronic IP Disclosure Form is available for researchers to disclose Intellectual Property (IP) and should be completed by January 31, 2019.

  3. Dec. 13, 2018New study finds that inability to perform basic activities delays mental health patients’ discharge

    Mental health patients who have difficulty performing daily living tasks are four times more likely to experience discharge delays than someone who can perform those tasks independently. 

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  1. Dec. 19, 2018Research Ethics drop-in training sessions

    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout November and December to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

    Sessions will take place in EC5 3167 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the following dates:

    • November 7, 14, 21, and 28
    • December 6, 12, and 19

    For more information, please visit the Research Ethics website.

  2. Jan. 7, 2019Strategies for Success: SSHRC Insight Development Grant panel presentation for 2019 applications

    Planning on submitting a SSHRC Insight Development Grant (IDG) application in 2019? Join Waterloo faculty members who have served on SSHRC IDG adjudication committees to learn about the adjudication process and best practices for developing a successful application. 


  3. Feb. 13, 2019Indigenous Speakers Series presents Maria Campbell

    The Indigenous Speakers Series proudly presents Maria Campbell, Cree-Métis writer, playwright, filmmaker, scholar, teacher and elder. Campbell’s memoir Halfbreed (1973) is regarded as a foundational piece of Indigenous literature in Canada for its attention to the discrimination, oppression and poverty that some Métis women (and other Indigenous people) experience in Canada.

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