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. Nov. 19, 2020Waterloo among new KW4Health Ontario Team

    The University of Waterloo is one of more than 30 organizations – and the only educational institution – in Waterloo Region among a newly established network of health expertise announced by the Ontario Ministry of Health.

    The KW4Health Ontario Team (OHT) is a collaboration that represents health providers in primary care, regional hospitals, long term care, and mental health in Kitchener, Waterloo, and the Townships of Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich.

  2. Nov. 6, 2020Waterloo researchers awarded infrastructure funding for COVID-19 research

    Three University of Waterloo researchers will receive funding for equipment and tools to support COVID-19 research.

    The projects are among 79 across Canada named in an announcement today of close to $28 million in research infrastructure support through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Exceptional Opportunities Fund by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry.

  3. 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:

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