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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. Jan. 11, 2019App will protect confidential data when crossing borders

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found a novel method to help travellers protect sensitive information from border control agents.

    The system is being developed into an app called “Shatter Secrets” by Erinn Atwater, who is the research director of the not-for-profit Open Privacy, an organization dedicated to understanding, researching and serving the privacy needs of marginalized and highly targeted at-risk communities. 

  2. Jan. 9, 2019New study finds that pharmacists could dramatically reduce ER visits

    Incorporating pharmacists with an expanded scope into the community or hospital emergency departments (ED) could significantly reduce ED crowdedness, according to a new study.

    Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that almost one-third of non-urgent ED visits in Ontario were for conditions that could potentially be managed by pharmacists with an expanded scope of practice – available in other jurisdictions in Canada.

  3. Jan. 9, 2019Assessments could reduce end-of-life hospital stays for seniors

    Better use of standard assessment tools could help long-term care homes identify which new residents are at risk of hospitalization or death in the first 90 days of admission.

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  1. Jan. 16, 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. Jan. 23, 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. Jan. 24, 2019Research Talks: Unearthing ancient environments with microbesResearch Talks

    A panel presentation and discussion for Waterloo faculty, staff, and students exploring the evolution of microbes featuring:

    Alexis Dolphin (Anthropology): Human-environment interactions in past populations

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