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.
- Oct. 7, 2019
A new computer kidney developed at the University of Waterloo could tell researchers more about the impacts of medicines taken by people who don’t drink enough water.
- Oct. 3, 2019
The University of Waterloo officially launched its astrophysics centre today.
- Sep. 27, 2019
University of Waterloo researchers have developed a novel tool that will enable user-experience designers to create more effective, personalized games and marketing campaigns.
- Oct. 16, 2019
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.
- Oct. 17, 2019
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
- Oct. 17, 2019
- 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