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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. Nov. 8, 2018Researchers take steps towards batteryless smart devices

    Waterloo researchers have taken a huge step towards making smart devices that do not use batteries or require charging.

    These battery-free objects, which feature an IP address for internet connectivity, are known as Internet of Things (IoT) devices. If an IoT device can operate without a battery it lowers maintenance costs and allows the device to be placed in areas that are off the grid.

  2. Nov. 6, 2018Researchers develop deep knowledge AI system that could resolve bottlenecks in drug research

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new system that could significantly speed up the discovery of new drugs and reduce the need for costly and time-consuming laboratory tests.

    The new technology called Pattern to Knowledge (P2K) can predict the binding of biosequences in seconds and potentially reduce bottlenecks in drug research.

  3. Nov. 5, 2018New study finds that ADHD youth are no more at risk for traffic violations than non-ADHD youth

    A recent University of Waterloo study showed that youth with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are no more at risk of incurring traffic violations than their non-ADHD counterparts, contrary to previously published studies.

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  1. Nov. 13, 2018Mathematical Frontiers webinar: Why machine learning works

    The Office of Research and Artificial Intelligence Institute are hosting a viewing of a webinar from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In this webinar presentation, professors Aarti Singh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Dave Donoho, Stanford University, will discuss the mathematics behind machine learning and how they enable predictive analyses. There will be a Q&A session following the presentation.

  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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