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. Sep. 29, 2022National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events at Waterloo
    Five people wearing orange shirts with text about National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    The Office of Indigenous Relations is please to offer the following events in support of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation:

  2. Sep. 28, 2022The Graham Seed Fund is now open for applications
    Mobile phone and stethoscope

    Do you have a project idea to transform health through technology? Do you need funds to support highly qualified personnel (HQP)?

  3. Sep. 21, 2022CFI funding awarded to Waterloo researchers

    Twenty-three University of Waterloo based infrastructure projects have been awarded more than $3.8-million to tackle national and global challenges, according to an announcement this morning from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI). CFI has committed $64 million in research infrastructure funding through the John R.

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  1. Oct. 25, 2022Changing health disparities: Affording people in our community fair and equitable opportunities to be healthy
    Person holding a box of food with text, Research Talks

    You are invited to a public event and panel discussion to raise awareness about social determinants of health, with guest speakers, Leia Minaker, associate professor, University of Waterloo, Ashnoor Rahim, executive director, KW4 Ontario Health Team and Clare Wagner, director, community services, House of Friendship.

    Please register at www.hotelmaladroxia.com/research/research-talks as seats are limited.

  2. Oct. 28, 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. Nov. 18, 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. 

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