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. Aug. 14, 2019Researchers use blockchain to drive electric-vehicle infrastructure
    Electric car

    In a study that outlines the new blockchain-oriented charging system, the researchers found that there is a lack of trust among charging service providers, property owners and owners of electric vehicles (EVs). 

  2. Aug. 12, 2019$2.9 million awarded to Waterloo researchers for infrastructure

    The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) has awarded funding to 23 University of Waterloo researchers for infrastructure.

    The announcement was made today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, as part of a $61 million investment for state-of-the-art research labs and equipment through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) that will support 261 projects across Canada.

  3. Aug. 7, 2019A key piece to understanding how quantum gravity affects low-energy physics
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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Oct. 5 to 6, 2019Blockchain and Security Workshop

    Blockchain technologies will greatly impact all aspects of business, government, and society. Before blockchains can be widely adopted and accepted however, academia and industry need to consider and address the security challenges associated with blockchain technologies. 

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