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 11, 2019Waterloo researchers receive funding to further climate change research
    Ice heaves

    Two University of Waterloo researchers are receiving funds to advance policy-relevant climate change science. 

  2. July 10, 2019Powerful new robotics technology can improve bridge inspections
    Bridge

    Powerful robotics technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo makes critical bridge inspections cheaper and more reliable by automating the process.

    The new system combines autonomous robots, cameras and lidar – a remote sensing method using lasers — to systematically collect data for defect detection and analysis. 

  3. July 11, 2019NSERC grant supports launch of biomedical ultrasound training program
    Engineering students in lab

    A Waterloo engineering professor will receive $1.65 million to establish a new biomedical ultrasound training program.

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  1. July 17, 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 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.

  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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