THIS SITE

Information for

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 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. Jan. 20, 2019New study finds that pharmacists could help reduce smoking rates

    Enlisting the help of pharmacists could help in the quest to get people to quit smoking, according a white paper released by the University of Waterloo.

    The paper details ways in which an increased role for pharmacists in the public health effort could help curb smoking rates and aim to reduce the estimated 45,000 annual deaths that occur in Canada from tobacco use.

  2. Jan. 16, 2019Researcher finds that there is no exact method for determining if AI will solve a problem

    Organizations looking to benefit from the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution should be cautious about putting all their eggs in one basket, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

    In a study published in Nature Machine Intelligence, Waterloo researchers found that contrary to conventional wisdom, there can be no exact method for deciding whether a given problem may be successfully solved by machine learning tools.

  3. Jan. 11, 2019App will protect confidential data when crossing borders

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found a novel method to help travellers protect sensitive information from border control agents.

    The system is being developed into an app called “Shatter Secrets” by Erinn Atwater, who is the research director of the not-for-profit Open Privacy, an organization dedicated to understanding, researching and serving the privacy needs of marginalized and highly targeted at-risk communities. 

Read all news
  1. Jan. 23, 2019Research Ethics drop-in training sessions

    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout the winter term 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 the Dana Porter Library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following dates:

  2. Jan. 24, 2019Research Talks: Unearthing ancient environments with microbesResearch Talks

    A panel presentation and discussion for Waterloo faculty, staff, and students exploring the evolution of microbes featuring:

    Alexis Dolphin (Anthropology): Human-environment interactions in past populations

  3. Jan. 30, 2019Research Ethics drop-in training sessions

    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout the winter term 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 the Dana Porter Library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following dates:

All upcoming events