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. Sep. 17, 2019History professor awarded Royal Society of Canada medal 
    Celebratory gold confetti

    The Royal Society of Canada has named Wendy Mitchinson as the recipient of the 2019 Jason A. Hannah Medal.

  2. Sep. 17, 2019Ontario government awards $2 million for early career researchers and infrastructure
    Gold and black stars

    Fifteen University of Waterloo researchers will receive $2 million from the provincial government to advance Ontario’s knowledge-based economy.

    Mike Harris, MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga, and Amy Fee, MPP for Kitchener South-Hespeler, announced 11 Early Researcher Awards (ERA) and four Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI) awards today. The announcement is part of a larger investment by the Province of Ontario aimed at advancing Ontario’s competitive edge.

    The Ontario government awarded funds to the following Waterloo researchers and projects:

  3. Sep. 10, 2019Waterloo researchers named Royal Society of Canada fellows and members
    Royal Society of Canada logo

    Nine University of Waterloo researchers have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

    They are among 93 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement and 46 new members of the College across Canada announced today.

    Waterloo’s new RSC fellows and members are:

    Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Read all news
  1. Sep. 25, 2019Research ethics drop-in sessions
    Hands typing on a computer

    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout September, October, 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.

    These sessions are for faculty and students and will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, beginning September 11 and ending December 18, 2019.

  2. Oct. 1, 2019CyberCity Conference
    Cybercity Conference

    The CyberCity Conference is planned for October 1.

    The goal of the conference is to bring companies and professionals in the region to share a common passion and help put Waterloo Region on the map as Canada's CyberCity.

    With the growing shortage of cybersecurity professionals, the conference will showcase Waterloo Region as a cybersecurity hub of talent to attract more professionals and cybersecurity companies to the region. The conference will also highlight cybersecurity as a challenging and rewarding career path to entice more people to join it.

  3. Oct. 2, 2019Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute Annual Conference
    Digitized lock

    There is a growing need for cybersecurity and privacy solutions as the digital economy grows. To create world-leading cryptography and privacy technologies, academia, industry, and government are drawing on transformational research and collaborative energy.

All upcoming events