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. Oct. 16, 2019Research ethics drop-in sessions
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    Research Ethics will be offering drop-in sessions throughout September, October, November, and December 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, beginning September 11 and ending December 18, 2019.

  2. Oct. 17, 2019Research Talks - Boosting vaccine uptake
    Research Talks

    A panel presentation and discussion for Waterloo faculty, staff, and students examining the barriers and strategies associated with vaccination programs:

    Heather MacDougall (Arts): Exploring the historical, social, and cultural forces behind vaccine hesitancy

  3. Oct. 17, 2019Intellectual Property Workshop Series: IP Case Study
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    • Thursday  October 17 - 12:30-2:30 pm – IP Case Study
    • Thursday  November 21 - 12:30-2:30 pm – Copyright and Software
    • Thursday  December 12 - 12:30-2:30 pm – Trademarks

    Events are open to all faculty, staff, students, and post docs. Registration is required for each event to ensure there

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