Welcome to Chemistry at Waterloo

We offer one of the most interdisciplinary and cutting-edge undergraduate, graduate and research chemistry programs in Canada. Our specializations in and beyond the classroom will prepare you for exciting professional careers in industry, business, government and academia.

Our award-winning faculty work in areas such as health, environmental sciences, new materials and nanotechnology. Their research improves our fundamental understanding of the world around us.

Whatever your level, whatever your interest, we invite you you to explore what Waterloo Chemistry has to offer.

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  1. Sep. 16, 2019Ontario government awards $2 million for early career researchers and infrastructure

    Fifteen University of Waterloo researchers will receive $2 million from the provincial government to advance Ontario’s knowledge-based economy.

    Mike Harris, MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga, and Amy Fee, MPP for Kitchener South-Hespeler, announced 11 Early Researcher Awards (ERA) and four Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI) awards today. The announcement is part of a larger investment by the Province of Ontario aimed at advancing Ontario’s competitive edge.

    Two faculty members from the Department of Chemistry received funding at today's announcement:

  2. Aug. 22, 2019Congratulations to the Spring 2019 TA Award winners

    We wish to acknowledge the outstanding efforts and achievements of the following Spring 2019 TA Award winners The very positive attitude and teaching skills of these individuals have considerable impact on enhancing the reputation of our undergraduate programs. 

  3. June 13, 2019Graduating Chemistry students celebrated with awards

    Two Chemistry graduate students received special awards today as part of the Faculty of Science's Convocation ceremonies.

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  1. Oct. 16, 2019GWC2 Wednesday Afternoon Research Seminars: Shirley Tang

    Nanocarbon-Bio Hybrid Materials: Chemistry and Applications

    Shirley Tang
    Department of Chemistry
    University of Waterloo

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    2:30 p.m.
    Main Link Room (EIT-2053/MacN-101)

  2. Oct. 18, 2019Chemistry Seminar Series: Amnon Horovitz

    Chaperonin nano-machines: allostery and function

    Amnon Horovitz
    Department of Structural Biology
    Weizmann Institute of Science

    Rehovot, Israel

    Friday, October 18, 2019
    2:30 p.m.
    C2-361 (Reading Room)

  3. Oct. 26, 2019Timeline of the Elements: Unveiling the Periodic Table

    Unveiling an International Masterpiece!

    The Department of Chemistry and the Faculty of Science welcome all alumni, friends and family to a very special occasion as we celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table.

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