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. Mar. 26, 2020Waterloo joins TRIUMF as associate member
    Hands join together in partnership

    The University of Waterloo has been named an associate member university of TRIUMF, a partnership aimed at developing opportunities and accelerating relationships between the centre and Waterloo researchers.

  2. Mar. 26, 2020Over $102,000 for international research partnerships

    Seven research collaborations between the University of Waterloo and institutions around the world will receive funding to collaborate on projects ranging from artificial intelligence powered modelling for climate response prediction to the early detection of neurogenerative diseases.

    More than 38 Waterloo researchers and colleagues in Germany, China, Australia, Spain, France, Scotland, England, and the Netherlands are involved. The research projects are funded by Waterloo, up to $20,000 per project, and matched by partner universities.

  3. Mar. 24, 2020Researchers use open-source software to improve COVID-19 screening with AI
    Key areas are highlighted in pink in these chest radiology images of two patients with COVID-19

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have partnered with an artificial intelligence (AI) startup on a project that aims to use AI to improve COVID-19 screening.

    The Waterloo research team publicly released AI software that can better detect infections from chest x-rays and is looking to enlist expertise from around the world to aid in the project.

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