# 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 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 2019-2020, Waterloo attracted more than $247 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. 17, 2021Waterloo professor recipient of E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship Dr. Alfred Yu is guiding the direction of next-generation innovations in ultrasound technology. Yu’s team at the University of Waterloo has developed and commercialized high-frame-rate ultrasound techniques that are now incorporated into the community screening program by physicians at the largest retirement living network in Ontario, to help care workers assess the cardiovascular health of elderly subjects. 2. Nov. 16, 2021University of Waterloo celebrates nine researchers on Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list University of Waterloo is proud to announce that nine of its academics have been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2021 list from Clarivate. The full 2021 Highly Cited Researchers list and executive summary can be found online here. 3. Oct. 21, 2021University of Waterloo postdoc and entrepreneur wins 2021 Mitacs Global Impact Entrepreneur Award University of Waterloo postdoctoral fellow and small business entrepreneur, Jason Deglint, was recently recognized with the 2021 Mitacs Global Impact Entrepreneur Award for his work tackling damages and losses in the aquaculture industry, estimated to cost$2 billion.