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. Nov. 6, 2019Chemistry unveils the Timeline of Elements mural at the 2019 Science Open House

    This past Saturday, the University of Waterloo Science buildings were filled with laughter, smiles, and exclamations of discovery, as local families gathered for a day of curiosity-driven exploration and experimentation at the annual Science Open House and Gem and Mineral Show.

  2. Sep. 17, 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:

  3. Aug. 23, 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. 

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  1. Nov. 20, 2019GWC2 Wednesday Afternoon Research Seminars: France-Isabelle Auzanneau

    Mapping the Epitopes of Anti-polymeric Lewis X Monoclonal Antibodies with Synthesis and Immunochemistry

    France-Isabelle Auzanneau
    Department of Chemistry
    University of Guelph

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    2:30 p.m.
    Main Link Room (EIT-2053/MacN-101)

  2. Nov. 21, 2019Master's Seminar - Stephen Tatarchuk

    "Multimetal Oxyhydroxide Catalysts for Urea Electrochemical Oxidation"

    Supervisor:  A. Klinkova
    Location:     C2-361

  3. Nov. 21, 2019Carey Bissonnette Memorial Event
    Carey Bissonnette

    Please join us as we celebrate the wonderful life of Carey Bissonnette

    This memorial reception will bring together family, friends, students and colleagues as we honour a man who inspired over two decades of uWaterloo scientists.

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