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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. June 22, 2018Waterloo joins world’s research leaders to advance blockchain and cryptocurrency

    The University of Waterloo will join top universities across the globe on an initiative designed to advance research and innovation in blockchain, cryptography and digital payment systems.

  2. June 22, 2018The perfect picture now a reality

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a faster and more accurate way to take and merge photos. The result is the ability to take sections of each photo to create a single picture where all elements are in focus.

  3. June 22, 2018Study finds a pesticide-free way to combat mosquitos and West Nile

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo may have discovered a new, pesticide-free way to limit mosquito populations in some area and reduce the spread of the West Nile virus.

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  1. June 27, 2018Grand Challenges Canada: Bold ideas with big impact® information session

    Faculty members are invited to attend an information session by Grand Challenges Canada to learn about upcoming funding opportunities. Grand Challenges Canada supports innovators in Canada as well as low- and middle-income countries, funding bold ideas that integrate science and technology, and social and business innovation. Investment priority areas include reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality, and safe water and sanitation.

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