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The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) hosts researchers of many levels of expertise working in quantum information science. If you are a researcher interested in visiting IQC, please fill in the visitor form.

If you are a student interested in visiting IQC or a researcher interested in a short-term visit to IQC, you are encouraged to first contact a faculty member within IQC with whom you wish to work.

Please note that some visitors may encounter delays and problems to to immigration regulations - last-minute requests may not be possible to accommodate for this reason.

Information for visitors

Travelling to IQC

The Institute for Quantum Computing is located in the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre in the heart of the University of Waterloo campus.



Once you're here


Please note that citizens of some countries may need a visa to enter Canada. If you need a visa, please register early. You may need the confirmation letter of acceptance to the conference for a visa application.

The Immigration Canada website has more information.


Where to eat

Internet access

Accessing wireless on campus

Current visitors

until October 31, 2019
until May 01, 2019
until March 31, 2019
until March 31, 2019
until October 01, 2018
until August 31, 2018
until August 31, 2018
until August 24, 2018
until August 24, 2018
until August 24, 2018
until August 17, 2018
until August 14, 2018
until August 09, 2018
until July 31, 2018
until July 27, 2018
until July 15, 2018
until July 07, 2018
until June 30, 2018
until June 27, 2018

Faculty positions open now

Educational programs

QKD - Quantum Key Distribution Summer School

USEQIP - Undergraduate School on Experimental Quantum Information Processing

QCSYS - Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students

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