The Office of Research & Innovation (ORI) coordinates all research and innovation-related activities at Grand River Hospital, one of the largest and busiest community hospitals in Ontario, with nearly 600 beds, approximately 3500 staff, and over 600 physicians, dentists, midwives and nurse practitioners. ORI supports and participates in multidisciplinary clinician-based applied research in each of GRH’s 15 clinical program and service areas. Through partnerships with institutions across the Waterloo-Wellington region, including the University of Waterloo, ORI provides researchers and clinicians the opportunity to work together on groundbreaking studies that help GRH advance exceptional care.

Our research priorities are: Aging, Chronic Disease, and Technology. 

Research and innovation activities span across both GRH’s KW and Freeport campuses.