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. Apr. 16, 2019New Canada Excellence Research Chair in human-centred robotics Robot in engineering building

    An international robotics expert will join the University of Waterloo as a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human-Centred Robotics and Machine Intelligence.

  2. Apr. 18, 2019New AI tool able to better identify bad dataData

    Researchers have developed a novel tool for managing the quality of your data. 

  3. Apr. 17, 2019New study finds that pharmacist consultations can boost vaccine ratesNurse administering vaccine

    Giving pharmacists an incentive to talk with their patients about vaccines could prevent thousands of influenza cases each year.

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  1. Apr. 23, 2019 Research Talks - A new reality: Exploring dimensions of immersive learningResearch Talks

    A panel presentation and discussion for Waterloo faculty, staff, and students examining virtual reality applications:

    Neil Randall (Arts): Understanding complex issues through virtual reality narratives

  2. Apr. 24, 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. 30, 2019See the unseeable: A black hole discovery conversation with physicist Avery BroderickAvery Broderick

    Register to hear the once-in-a-lifetime story of how Avery Broderick, a professor at University of Waterloo and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, peered thousands of light-years across space helping solve one of the greatest mysteries in the cosmos — that black holes are real.

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