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. Sep. 8, 2020Waterloo researchers named Royal Society of Canada fellows and members of the College
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    Five University of Waterloo researchers have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

    They are among 87 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement and 50 new members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists across Canada announced today.

    Waterloo’s new RSC fellows and members are:

  2. Sep. 1, 2020Waterloo becomes one of Canada's first 5G smart campuses

    The University of Waterloo and Rogers Communications partner on advanced research for Canadian-made 5G solutions in a real-world setting

    The University of Waterloo has become one of the first 5G smart campuses in Canada as part of a partnership with Rogers Communications that leverages the University’s global leadership in computing, engineering and co-operative education.

  3. Aug. 14, 2020Three Waterloo researchers named Canada Research Chairs

    Three University of Waterloo researchers have been named renewing Canada Research Chairs (CRC) with additional funds awarded to Maria Strack, Professor, Geography and Environmental Management, through CFI's John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

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  1. Sep. 29 to Oct. 1, 2020Can we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in a post-COVID world?

    A Water Institute Conference covering five contintents over three days

    Does the coronavirus pandemic doom the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Or does it present an opportunity to make significant progress against the SDGs? How can water research contribute?

    Join the Water Institute from 8:00 to 9:30 am EDT on September 29, September 30 and October 1 for three days of interdisciplinary dialogue from leading water researchers around the globe who will be discussing their work in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and the SDGs.

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