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 2018-2019, Waterloo attracted more than $258 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. 5, 2020Have you disclosed your IP?
    A digital brain

    The Electronic IP Disclosure Form is available for researchers to disclose Intellectual Property (IP) and should be completed by  March 31, 2020.

  2. Feb. 23, 2020New tech takes radiation out of cancer screening
  3. Feb. 19, 2020Engineering geology professor awarded funding for training program
    Daqing trainees visit Canadian oil sands mine

    A University of Waterloo professor has been awarded $800,000 to facilitate a contract training program.

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  1. Mar. 4, 2020Research ethics drop-in sessions
    Hands typing on a computer

    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout February, March and April to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

    These sessions are for faculty and students and will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday until April 29, 2020.

  2. Mar. 11, 2020Research ethics drop-in sessions
    Hands typing on a computer

    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout February, March and April to answer questions related to the ethics process, including submitting, renewing, and amending an application. Come prepared with your questions and a laptop.

    These sessions are for faculty and students and will take place in the Dana Porter Library (study booth on the main floor) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday until April 29, 2020.

  3. Mar. 12, 2020Intellectual Property Workshop Series: Copyright and Software
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    • Thursday, March 12 - 12:30-2:00 pm – Copyright and Software
    • Thursday, April 9 - 12:30-2:00 pm – Trademarks
    • Thursday, May 7 - 12:30-2:00 pm – Commercialization Panel Discussion

    Events are open to all faculty, staff, students, and post docs. Presented by WatCo and supported by the

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