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. 17, 2019AI system more accurately identifies collapsed lungs using chest x-rays
    Doctor viewing chest x-ray

    New assistive technology can diagnose collapsed lungs from chest x-rays with a higher degree of accuracy than radiologists.

  2. Oct. 14, 2019New collaborative research for Waterloo and French researchers
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    Researchers at the University of Waterloo and the University Grenoble Alpes (UGA) will explore collaborative research in a variety of areas as part of a research based Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under development. The areas of potential research collaboration are:

  3. Oct. 7, 2019Computer kidney sheds light on proper hydration
    Computer generated kidney

    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. 

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Oct. 23, 2019Summit for Responsible Innovation and Technology
    Artificial intelligence robot

    All faculty, staff, and students are invited to play an active role in shaping the direction of research, education, and policy at the University of Waterloo by attending the Summit for Responsible Innovation and Technology. This is an opportunity to provide valuable input and define Waterloo's culture of responsible innovation and technology. 

    Register to attend this exciting event featuring:

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