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. 25, 2019National discussions on cannabis legalization impacted youth cannabis useCannabis

    National discussions on cannabis legalization, along with increased access to medical marijuana, may have encouraged more high school students to consume the drug years before it became legal in Canada.

  2. Mar. 21, 2019Waterloo researchers mobilize knowledge to address water security challengesWater for all

    In 2015, Canada and countries around the world adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. One of the goals calls for clean, accessible water for all by 2030.

    Currently, more than two billion people face shortages of fresh water but the United Nations has adopted this promise and through its World Water Day initiative is encouraging the world to leave no one behind.

  3. Mar. 20, 2019Seed funding furthers bioengineering and biotechnology researchCBB seed funding

    Ten Waterloo researchers are receiving seed funding from the Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (CBB).

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  1. Mar. 26, 2019WICI speaker series: Professor Noelle Eckley Selin, MIT

    Managing air pollution, toxic substances, and climate change is a complex, linked sustainability challenge. To better inform efforts to address these issues, we need to understand how policies to address emissions translate into societal benefits.

  2. Mar. 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. Apr. 3, 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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