Many of today's modern conveniences and advances, as well as a true understanding of the world we live in, began with research.
Research is an integral and intensive area at the University of Waterloo and recognized worldwide. Waterloo attracted more than $205 million from public and private sources in 2016-2017 to fund research across a spectrum of challenges, and is home to:
- More than 35 senate approved centres and institutes
- 65 Canada Research Chairs
- Two Canada Excellence Research Chairs: David Cory (Quantum Information Processing) and Philippe Van Cappellen (Ecohydrology)
The University of Waterloo has been the most innovative university in Canada every year for the past quarter-century, according to the Maclean’s magazine. The annual rankings for 2017 also named Waterloo second in the Best Overall category and third in Highest Quality and Leaders of Tomorrow. For the ninth year in a row, the University of Waterloo has been named Research University of the Year among Canadian comprehensive universities, by Research Infosource Inc.
Waterloo's continued commitment to research excellence includes supporting faculty members with research at various stages including the application, managing funds, research ethics, and commercialization.