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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. Oct. 22, 2018Researchers develop virtual toolkit that facilitates smart city planning

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have helped to develop a toolkit that will help municipalities, experts and community members to plan smart cities together.

    The new toolkit launched by the City as a Platform Lab at Waterloo along with their US collaborators will help communities use data and technology to improve efficiency, sustainability, economic development and quality of life in urban areas.

  2. Oct. 21, 2018Computer science professor receives CANARIE Award for research software

    Don Cowan, distinguished professor emeritus, Cheriton School of Computer Science, received a CANARIE Award to further develop a software platform Cowan created with his research team called iEnvironment++. The platform supports environmental science and engineering research on surface water by providing researchers with the ability to access and share environmental data and best practices.

  3. Oct. 16, 2018 Waterloo researchers awarded Spark grants to clinically test early-stage medical innovations

    The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) has funded a joint research venture involving researchers from the University of Waterloo and Grand River Hospital.

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  1. Nov. 7, 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. Nov. 14, 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.

  3. Nov. 21, 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.

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