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.
- Nov. 29, 2022
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.
- Nov. 23, 2022
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.
- Nov. 15, 2022
Four University of Waterloo researchers have been named new or renewing Canada Research Chairs (CRC).
- Dec. 8, 2022
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.
- Dec. 6, 2022
Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) and NSERC Alliance: Collaborate 2 Commercialize (C2C) Joint Program
- Dec. 13, 2022
The Meaning of Ice: Co-production of knowledge and community action in a changing Arctic
Drawing on experience from over two decades of close collaboration with Inuit communities in the Arctic, Dr. Fox will illustrate the powerful ways our understanding of the changing Arctic climate can be advanced when we link Inuit knowledge and visiting science.