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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. 12, 2018Waterloo - Technion leaders explore collaborative research

    Charmaine Dean, Vice-President, Research and International meets with Boaz Golany, Vice-President, External Relations and Resource Development, Technion Israel Institute of Technology during a visit to Technion in November.

  2. Dec. 9, 2018Waterloo and partners launch $1-million AI competition

    The University of Waterloo is one of the forces behind Canada’s largest Artificial Intelligence (AI) competition.

    In partnership with Communitech, the Schulich Foundation, and Leaders Fund, the new Leaders Prize at True North national competition will provide $1-million to a team that solves a problem of global significance using AI.

  3. Dec. 7, 2018Five Waterloo researchers among top one per cent for citations

    Five University of Waterloo professors are in the top one per cent of citations for their field of study and publication based on Clarivate Analytics’ 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list. Published annually, this list is comprised of scientists and social scientists in 21 fields that rank in the top one per cent by citations for field of study and publication year. The list focuses on papers indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection from 2006 – 2016. Out of 166 researchers listed in Canada, five are from Waterloo:

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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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