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. June 24, 2019Researchers determine that timed vaccines control disease outbreaks
    Vaccine bottles

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that the most effective way to prevent disease outbreaks is for the majority of the population in a particular region to be vaccinated at the same time. 

  2. June 23, 2019New study finds North American youth are vaping more than ever
    E-cigarette

    A new generation of e-cigarettes with higher levels of nicotine could be the reason that more adolescents in Canada and the U.S. are vaping more than ever before. 

  3. June 16, 2019New collaboration hub at Waterloo to advance artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and Internet of Things
    Robot in engineering building

    An innovation hub focused on advancing intelligent logistics research will be located at the University of Waterloo in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC).

    The NRC Waterloo Collaboration for Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Cybersecurity was announced today.

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  1. June 26, 2019Research Ethics Drop-In Sessions

    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July 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 (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

  2. July 3, 2019Research Ethics Drop-In Sessions

    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July 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 (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

  3. July 10, 2019Research Ethics Drop-In Sessions

    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout May, June, and July 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 (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday, starting May 15th and ending July 31, 2019.

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