University of Waterloo & Grand River Hospital research partnership

Established formally in 2014, the University of Waterloo and Grand River Hospital (GRH) collaborative research partnership aims to:

  • Connect Waterloo researchers with GRH clinicians to undertake joint research projects and access each institution's unique strengths
  • Further health-related transformational research at Waterloo and GRH
  • Advance care with innovative research, technologies, and evidence that impacts care at GRH and the broader health system
  • Support the goals of improving patient outcomes and health
    care delivery processes
  • Deliver the best value for every health care dollar

To learn more, please read our annual report.

Joint research agenda topics

Grand River Hospital has set a number of research prioritories for the University of Waterloo and Grand River Hospital research partnership. Topics include:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic disease management
  • Ageing well
  • Care of the older adult
  • Innovation in health care
  • Patient and family experience with care

For more information, please refer to Grand River Hospital's 2019 - 2024 priorities

How to start

If you're interested in collaborative research in any of these themes, or have any questions, please contact Sarah Laferriere at GRH - 519-749-4300, ext. 2876.

Grand River Hospital KW campus

Available resources 

Desk space, meeting tables, telephones, lockers, and Internet access is available to book at both the KW and Freeport GRH locations.

To obtain a calendar link and booking instructions, contact Sarah Laferriere.