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. Apr. 29, 2020Two Waterloo scientists elected as Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society

    Two University of Waterloo scientists are among more than 60 exceptional scientists named Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society, the United Kingdom’s national academy of sciences.

    Physicist Donna Strickland and Chemist Linda Nazar were both elected for their outstanding contributions to their field and scientific understanding.

  2. Apr. 21, 2020X-ray technology developed by Waterloo startup profiled
    Karim Karim and a grad student examine their technology

    A product developed by a University of Waterloo startup that could help during the COVID-19 crisis has been profiled in the local and U.S. media.

    Karim S. Karim, chief technology officer, and Amol Karnick, chief executive officer, at KA Imaging, outline how the Reveal mobile dual energy X-ray detector works in interviews with:

  3. Mar. 31, 2020Have you disclosed your IP?
    A digital brain

    The Electronic IP Disclosure Form is available for researchers to disclose Intellectual Property (IP) and should be completed by April 30, 2020, a date that has been extended from the original deadline of March 31.

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  1. July 7, 2020Get STARTed: Crafting compelling objectives

    Faculty members interested in applying for SSHRC funding are invited to register for one or more of the online Get STARTed SSHRC writing workshops. Hosted by the Office of Research, these workshops will cover the most challenging sections of a typical SSHRC grant application as well as strategies to strengthen your application.

  2. July 9, 2020Get STARTed: Mastering methodologies

    Faculty members interested in applying for SSHRC funding are invited to register for one or more of the online Get STARTed SSHRC writing workshops. Hosted by the Office of Research, these workshops will cover the most challenging sections of a typical SSHRC grant application as well as strategies to strengthen your application.

  3. July 15, 2020Get STARTed: Knockout knowledge mobilization plans

    Faculty members interested in applying for SSHRC funding are invited to register for one or more of the online Get STARTed SSHRC writing workshops. Hosted by the Office of Research, these workshops will cover the most challenging sections of a typical SSHRC grant application as well as strategies to strengthen your application.

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