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 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. Feb. 14, 2019CBC’s Dragons’ Den returns to Waterloo to seek the next big businessDragons' Den set

    CBC’s Dragons’ Den is returning to the University of Waterloo on March 6 to host auditions for the next season.

    Part of a nationwide tour, open auditions will be held at the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dragons’ Den provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with an opportunity to pitch their innovation to a panel of wealthy Canadian business moguls and seek a partnership.

  2. Feb. 13, 2019New virtual tool could help urban planners prioritize bike lanesBike lane

    A new virtual tool could help planners choose the best places to install bikes lanes in cities.

    The data-based tool builds on previous research at the University of Waterloo that validated the safety benefits of bike lanes for cyclists and motorists.

  3. Feb. 7, 2019Chemistry professor awarded Chemical Institute of Canada Medal Linda Nazar

    Chemistry professor Linda Nazar has been awarded the Chemical Institute of Canada's (CIC) highest honour - the 2019 CIC Medal

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  1. Feb. 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. Feb. 21, 2019Conducting research with the Waterloo Region School Boards: Information session

    Are you interested in conducting research with the Waterloo Region District School Board or the Waterloo Catholic District School Board?

    Join Research Ethics to learn more about the application process including procedures for applying and helpful advice for completing an application, important dates, and how to plan effectively to meet deadlines.

  3. Feb. 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:

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