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 18, 2021IC3 welcomes new Executive Director

    Dr. Sarah Burch, Canada Research Chair and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) author, appointed executive director of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3).

  2. 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.

  3. 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:

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  1. June 17, 2021A Year of COVID-19: Teaching and Learning

    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.


    Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

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