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. July 23, 2019MOU signed to advance Artificial Intelligence research
    Dr. Shaw-Ben Shi, Director General , National Center for High Performance Computing Dr. Yeong-Her Wang, President, National Cent

    The Waterloo Artificial Intelligence Institute and the National Center for High Performance Computing of National Applied Research Laboratories in Taiwan recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU will further collaborative research in a broad range of Artificial Intelligence technologies.

  2. July 16, 2019Waterloo researcher awarded funds to study antimicrobial resistance
    Tilapia

    A University of Waterloo biology professor has received a $2.1 million grant to help address the emerging global threat of antimicrobial resistance.

    Professor Brian Dixon will lead a research team to develop the antimicrobial peptide pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptides (PACAP) into a treatment for microbial infections in fish and shrimp aquaculture. The team includes:

  3. July 16, 2019Funding awarded for social sciences and humanities research
    Celebratory gold confetti

    More than 60 faculty members and graduate students at the University of Waterloo are receiving funds to advance their research in the areas of education, immigration, Indigenous health, and the environment.

    History professor Steven Bednarski will receive $2.5 million to establish the first permanent humanities lab dedicated to digitizing environmental history and understanding human impacts on the natural world and vice versa.

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  1. July 24, 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 25, 2019Get STARTed: SSHRC Grant Writing Sessions in July and August
    Individual writing a report

    Waterloo faculty members (both emerging and established scholars) are invited to learn more about tools and strategies to help improve their SSHRC grant applications. Hosted by the Office of Research, these SSHRC Tools and Resources Training (START) workshops will cover the most challenging sections of the typical SSHRC grant application.

    78% of 2018 START attendees who applied for the SSHRC Insight Grant were successful.  This is 34% higher than the national success rate.

  3. July 31, 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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