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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 to explore what Waterloo Chemistry has to offer.

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  1. Mar. 13, 2020Researchers can now investigate the deep ocean without damaging fragile ecosystems
    Remote Operating Vehicle arms holding a cube shaped sampling instrument. Background has blue hudrothermal vents covered in small

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found an environmentally friendly way to explore life in the depths of the ocean.

    Using a new application of a sampling technique called solid phase microextraction (SPME), researchers collected samples from deep sea vent ecosystems to study the biological and ecological processes that occur there, without damaging the surrounding organisms.

  2. Mar. 10, 2020Ontario government awards $3.4 million to Waterloo researchers for infrastructure
    Award recipients with MPPs MIke Harris, Amy Fee, and Belinda Karahalios.

    Twenty-nine University of Waterloo researchers, including four science recipients, will receive $3.4 million from the provincial government to further research innovation in Ontario. 

    Mike Harris, MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga, Amy Fee, MPP for Kitchener South-Hespeler, and Belinda Karahalios, MPP for Cambridge announced 29 Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORF-RI) awards in February.

  3. Feb. 19, 2020Janusz Pawliszyn takes home the 2019 Talanta Medal
    Janusz Pawliszyn

    Waterloo chemist Janusz Pawliszyn was awarded the 2019 Talanta Medal for his numerous contributions to analytical chemistry and for his pioneering work in solid phase microextraction (SPME).

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  1. Apr. 29, 2020CANCELLED - University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference 2020

    Learning through Assessment

    Join us on April 29, 2020 for the 12th annual Teaching and Learning Conference. Learn with instructors as they share their research, teaching strategies, and much more in interactive workshops, panel discussions, and presentations. 

    The annual University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference is organized by the Centre for Teaching Excellence.

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