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. May 12, 2021Geoffrey Fong recognized by Canadian Cancer Society

    The Canadian Cancer Society has named Geoffrey Fong, Professor of Psychology, the 2021 recipient of the O. Harold Warwick Prize for outstanding research achievements in cancer control in Canada.

  2. May 4, 2021ITC Project honoured with 2021 Governor General’s Innovation Award

    The International Tobacco Control (ITC) Project at the University of Waterloo has been awarded one of six Governor General’s Innovation Awards for 2021.

    Read the full story "Strengthening actions to end tobacco use" about this honour awarded jointly to the interdisciplinary ITC team including:

  3. Apr. 20, 2021Roy Brouwer re-appointed as Water Institute's Executive Director

    Roy Brouwer has been re-appointed as Executive Director of the Water Institute. Professor Brouwer, who has been in the role since 2016, began his second term as Executive Director on January 1, 2021.

    Read more about Professor Brouwer's appointment

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  1. May 19, 2021DAAD and the Humboldt Association Information session

    Faculty members and postdoctorate fellows are invited to attend an information session to learn about the German research landscape and funding programs to support research activities in Germany and/or with German partners. Attendees will learn about the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship and DAAD. 

    Presenters:

    John Paul Kleiner, Senior Manager, University Relations, DAAD Information Centre Toronto

    Alex Kuznetsov, Humboldt Foundation Liaison Office in Canada

  2. May 19, 2021COVID-19 and Indigenous communities

    Please join the School of Public Health and Health Systems for a Hallman lecture and panel discussion on COVID-19 and Indigenous communities on May 19, from 1-4 p.m. with keynote speaker Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

  3. May 20, 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.

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