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. 30, 2021Waterloo researchers awarded global grant to study care of older adults

    John Hirdes and George Heckman, both professors in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, have received a $500,000 New Frontiers Research Fund Global Grant, the first of its kind to be awarded to Waterloo researchers. The grant is the Canadian component of a $8.9 million integrated 10-country European Union project, Horizon 2020, on the care of older persons in nursing homes and home care settings.

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  2. Mar. 30, 2021Professor Mark Servos receives grant to track anti-depressants in wild fish

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced funding for almost $3M to study the effects of contaminants on aquatic ecosystems across Canada.

  3. Mar. 4, 2021CFI funding awarded to Waterloo researchers

    A team of Canadian researchers led by a University of Waterloo professor has been awarded $4.9 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to build a next generation telescope.

    The Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) will give astronomers insight into how the stars and galaxies in the universe formed.

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  1. Apr. 23, 2021A Year of COVID-19

    A Year of COVID-19 is a three-part series taking place in April, May, and June. This free, online event is open to all University of Waterloo faculty, staff, students and the general public. Please register for the events you would like to attend.


    A Year of COVID-19: Disparities, Inequities, and Inequalities

    Friday, April 23

    1 to 2:30 p.m.

  2. Apr. 27 to 29, 2021Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community Conference

    Join the Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community in a virtual conference hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) over three half-days from April 27 to 29, 2021.

  3. Apr. 27, 2021Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community Conference

    Join the Bibliometrics and Research Impact Community which will be hosted virtually by the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) over three half-days from April 27th to 29th, 2021.

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