Welcome to the Faculty of Science Foundation!
The overall mission of the Foundation is to enhance the scholarly life of undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science at Waterloo.
To accomplish this mission, the Foundation provides financial support for events and activities for our Science students, including the awards reception, Grad Ball and grad reception, and Orientation. The Foundation provides funding for the activities of undergraduate student groups and organizations in the Faculty of Science.
The Foundation has contributed funding to major projects that benefit Science undergraduate students. Recently, the Foundation helped finance student furnishings in the new Science Teaching Complex as well as the creation of our new faculty mascot, Cobalt!
Several awards and scholarships are bestowed by the Foundation each year to deserving undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science. Twice a year, the Foundation holds open competitions for the following awards:
- Atkinson Citizenship Award: rewards an outstanding effort by a student to enhance the quality of life for Science students at the university and within the Waterloo community
- Educational Travel Award: helps enable participation in international academic exchange programs or public service programs
- Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (EDI) Award: rewards initiatives and efforts by students to promote the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion for the Science undergraduate student population
The Foundation’s activities are overseen by a board of directors consisting of undergraduate students and a faculty/staff representative from each department and school in the Faculty of Science.
Critical to our success is the participation of our student directors. Become a student director with the Foundation and help improve the scholarly life of students in Science! Open student director positions and the application form can be found here.
Please take the time to peruse this website to learn more about the Foundation’s efforts to support Waterloo’s Science students.