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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. May 18, 2018Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process information

    University of Waterloo chemists have found a much faster and more efficient way to store and process information by expanding the limitations of how the flow of electricity can be used and managed

  2. May 18, 2018Researchers combine wearable technology and AI to predict the onset of health problems

    A team of Waterloo researchers found that applying artificial intelligence to the right combination of data retrieved from wearable technology may detect whether your health is failing.

  3. May 11, 2018Government of Canada awards $1.2 million for research on Nunavut fisheries

    $1.2 million has been awarded to Waterloo researcher Heidi Swanson from the Government of Canada’s $75 million Coastal Restoration Fund to perform community-partnered research.

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