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

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Current visitors

until July 31, 2020
until January 31, 2020
until January 17, 2020
until November 14, 2019
until November 01, 2019
until October 31, 2019

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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