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. June 16, 2019New collaboration hub at Waterloo to advance artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and Internet of Things
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    An innovation hub focused on advancing intelligent logistics research will be located at the University of Waterloo in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).

    The NRC Waterloo Collaboration for Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity was announced today.

  2. June 14, 2019Waterloo researchers named Canada Research Chairs
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    Fourteen University of Waterloo researchers have been named new or renewing Canada Research Chairs (CRC).

  3. June 12, 2019New study finds that goodwill motivates individuals more than money
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    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that individuals may be more motivated to do work for their favourite charity than for money.  

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  1. June 19, 2019Research Ethics Drop-In Sessions

    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July 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 (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

  2. June 26, 2019Research Ethics Drop-In Sessions

    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July 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 (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

  3. July 3, 2019Research Ethics Drop-In Sessions

    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July 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 (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

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