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 to explore what Waterloo Chemistry has to offer.

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  1. Nov. 19, 2020Pesticide deadly to bees now easily detected in honey
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    A common insecticide that is a major hazard for honeybees is now effectively detected in honey, thanks to a simple new method.

  2. Nov. 5, 2020Two Waterloo Science researchers awarded infrastructure funding for COVID research

    Professor Emeritus Gary Dmitrienko from the Department of Chemistry and Professor Mark Servos from the Department of Biology and have been awarded research infrastructure grants to support their COVID-19 research.

  3. Nov. 3, 2020Learning through osmosis – Training the next generation of genome scientists
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    When the first complete genetic blueprint for human beings was completed in 2003, the door opened to major advances in the fields of medicine, biotechnology and the life sciences. 

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