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. Mar. 17, 2019Quantum researchers make promising advancements in radar technologyMicrograph of device used to generate microwave signals

    Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) performed the first demonstration of quantum-enhanced noise radar, opening the door to promising advancements in radar technology.

  2. Mar. 13, 2019New computational model of the human kidney Computational model of kidney

    A University of Waterloo researcher has spearheaded the development of the first computational model of the human kidney.

  3. Mar. 12, 2019Study finds that TV meteorologists could play a role in climate change educationWeather meter

    Canadian meteorologists who deliver the evening news are interested in educating Canadians about the increasing impacts of climate change.

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  1. Mar. 20, 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:

  2. Mar. 21, 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.

  3. Mar. 22, 2019World Water Day 2019Water for all

    Join the Water Institute for a full day of activities as we explore together how to find viable solutions for marginalized people living without safe water. Please register to attend.

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