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. 29, 2022Combining nature with research and innovation to support aging Canadians

    Aging is a natural process and part of life that everyone experiences differently and to assist Canadians in living and growing old with independence and optimal health, research at the University of Waterloo is expanding knowledge and developing new interventions and technologies.

  2. Nov. 23, 2022Waterloo awarded $15.8 million in funding to tackle climate change

    The Government of Canada's Environmental Damages Fund, administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada, is allocating $15.8 million to six University of Waterloo research projects to identify solutions to environmental challenges.

    Funded through the Climate Action and Awareness Fund (CAAF), the research supports building sustainable net-zero emissions in Canada by 2050.

    Read about the projects 

  3. Nov. 15, 2022Waterloo's new and renewing CRCs named

    Four University of Waterloo researchers have been named new or renewing Canada Research Chairs (CRC).

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  1. Dec. 8, 2022Dec 8: Research funding in the Social Sciences and Humanities: Past, Present and Future
    Ted Hewitt

    Please join us for a special lecture with Ted Hewitt, President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), on Thursday, December 8, 2022 from Noon to 1 p.m. in Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages (ML) building or online via MS Teams Live. Please register to participate in-person or virtually.

  2. Dec. 2, 2022Intellectual Property Presentation Series

    Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend one or all sessions centered around Intellectual Property (IP) hosted by Eric Luvisotto and co-hosted by Mike Crinson and Jennifer Ko. Topics will include the basics of IP, copyright and trademarking. 

    All sessions will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. through Zoom.

    Please register to receive a link to the event. 

  3. Dec. 6, 2022Information Session: Collaborate 2 Commercialize (C2C) Program

    Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) and NSERC Alliance: Collaborate 2 Commercialize (C2C) Joint Program

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