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. Nov. 10, 2019Scientists develop sensor to save children, pets left in vehicles
    Child in car seat

    A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when children or pets are left alone in vehicles.

    The new device, developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo, combines radar technology with artificial intelligence (AI) to detect unattended children or animals with 100-per-cent accuracy.

  2. Nov. 7, 2019Waterloo ranked top research university for 12 straight years
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    The University of Waterloo has been designated Research University of the Year among Canadian comprehensive universities by Research Infosource Inc. for the twelfth consecutive year.

    The announcement by Research Infosource Inc. is part of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities and is based on a balanced set of input, output, and impact measures that distinguishes exceptional achievement in research income and publishing research in leading scientific journals.

  3. Nov. 4, 2019Scientists create 'artificial leaf' that turns carbon dioxide into fuel
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  1. Nov. 20, 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. Nov. 21, 2019Research Talks - A calm front: Climate resilience
    Research Talks

    A panel presentation and discussion for Waterloo faculty, staff, and students exploring climate-related risks and responses

    Kathryn Bakos (Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation): Climate focused investment strategies that minimize risk

  3. Nov. 21, 2019Intellectual Property Workshop Series: Copyright & Software
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    • 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 is enough pizza and pop for all attendees. 

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