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. Dec. 8, 2019Capture your research for the chance to win $2,000
    Science exposed logo

    Researchers can win up to $2,000 in this year’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and l’Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) Science Exposed contest.

    To enter, researchers must submit a research photo with a catchy title, explanation, and comments on the technique used to create the image. Researchers from any field of study are welcome to enter the contest and can enter individually or as a group.

  2. Dec. 10, 2019Toyota Canada helps drive innovation forward with its largest single donation to a Canadian university
    Toyota Manufacturing Canada Cambridge plant

    Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) is partnering with the University of Waterloo to advance engineering education.

  3. Dec. 4, 2019New partnership to investigate privacy on blockchain
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    The University of Waterloo and the Open Application Network (The OAN) are partnering to investigate solutions to the challenge of preserving privacy in the context of Open Applications on blockchain networks.

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  1. Dec. 18, 2019Research ethics drop-in sessions
    Hands typing on a computer

    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.

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