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 those 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. Apr. 24, 2019Harnessing star power: What every leader can learn from top NHL teamsHockey puck

    New research has found important lessons for leaders on the ice and in the boardroom.

  2. Apr. 22, 2019Over $290,000 for international research partnershipsGlobe

    Seven research collaborations between the University of Waterloo and institutions around the world will receive funding to collaborate on projects ranging from access to energy in underserved communities and exploring cold region ecohydrogeology to testing new bacterial toxins.

    Funded by Waterloo (up to $20,000 per project based on equal cash contributions from partners), the projects will involve more than 40 researchers at Waterloo and colleagues in Germany, China, France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Argentina and the United States.

  3. Apr. 18, 2019New AI tool able to better identify bad dataData

    Researchers have developed a novel tool for managing the quality of your data. 

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  1. Apr. 30, 2019See the unseeable: A black hole discovery conversation with physicist Avery BroderickAvery Broderick

    Register to hear the once-in-a-lifetime story of how Avery Broderick, a professor at University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, peered thousands of light-years across space helping solve one of the greatest mysteries in the cosmos — that black holes are real.

  2. May 16, 2019Intellectual Property workshop series

    Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join Eric Luvisotto, technology transfer manager, in the Office of Research, for one or a number of presentations in the Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop series. Eric will share the foundations of Intellectual Property protection, commercialization, and legal rights.

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