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. 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.

  2. Feb. 12, 2020Waterloo startups among top 10 in national energy solutions competition
    Glitter

    Two University of Waterloo startups have been named among 10 winners of a national energy solutions competition.

    Evercloak Inc. will receive funding to support a $1.2 million project to develop a dehumidification technology for air conditioners that will cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the energy use of cooling systems by over 50 per cent. Michael Pope, assistant professor, chemical engineering, and Evelyn Allen, corporate researcher partnerships manager, in the Office of Research co-founded the company in 2018.

  3. Feb. 6, 2020Women-Identified Academic Writing Retreat
    Two women conversing

    The Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion Unit, the Office of Research, and the Writing and Communication Centre are now accepting applications to their Winter 2020 Women-Identified Academic Writing Retreat.

    The Writing Retreat was created to support women-identified academics in their research writing process. The Retreat will provide faculty members with:

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  1. Feb. 26, 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. Feb. 27, 2020Hallman Lecture - The state of Indigenous health in Canada: Causes and consequences
    Jane Philpott

    Using her experience as medical doctor and special advisor on health for Nishnawbe Aski Nation – an organization representing 49 First Nation communities in northern Ontario – Jane Philpott will examine causes and consequences of the main health issues in Indigenous communities.

  3. 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.

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