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. Feb. 18, 2019Waterloo physicist earns prestigious Sloan Fellowship Christine Muschik

    The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has named Waterloo professor Christine Muschik a 2019 Sloan Research Fellow. Awarded annually, the fellowships are afforded to early-career scholars who represent promising scientific researchers.

  2. Feb. 18, 2019Computer science professor receives liftetime achievement awardTamer Ozsu

    Professor M. Tamer Özsu has received the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Computer Science from CS-Can/Info-Can. Conferred annually since 2014, these prestigious national awards recognize faculty members in departments, schools and faculties of computer science who have made outstanding and sustained achievement in research, teaching and service. 

  3. Feb. 17, 2019New research finds push-ups are a highly adaptable exerciseYoung woman doing a push up

    The push-up is a highly adaptable exercise that can be tailored to help individuals with specific needs, say a team of UWaterloo researchers who studied a modified push-up, called a ‘push-up plus.'

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  1. Feb. 21, 2019Conducting research with the Waterloo Region School Boards: Information session

    Are you interested in conducting research with the Waterloo Region District School Board or the Waterloo Catholic District School Board?

    Join Research Ethics to learn more about the application process including procedures for applying and helpful advice for completing an application, important dates, and how to plan effectively to meet deadlines.

  2. Feb. 27, 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:

  3. Mar. 6, 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:

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