Science at Waterloo is a global leader in research that pushes the boundaries of knowledge and imagination. From black holes and quantum computing, to ensuring the health of our great lakes, or creating new materials, medications and vision care, our research leads to disruptive innovations that will ensure a healthy and sustainable future.
Discover your strength in Science
Our strength in cutting-edge research translates into high impact learning experiences for students that will prepare them for exciting and rewarding careers. In Science at Waterloo, you will be able to participate in co-op, laboratory and field experiments, study abroad, service learning and undergraduate research. Entrepreneurial students interested in translating research into new technologies and services are supported through Velocity Science and have access to dedicated space for research and testing their ideas.
Departments and Schools
We take our valuable research strengths and translate them into hands-on education and co-op experiences that prepare Science students for rewarding careers.
As an integral part of Canada's most innovative university, the Faculty of Science is a global leader and a preferred destination for those seeking to engage in world-class basic and applied research.
In a ceremony in Madrid, Spain, Noble Prize winner Donna Strickland received a Gold Medal from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the highest distinction granted by the organization.
The Faculty of Science is excited to launch the Global Perspectives of Science (GPS) program starting in 2024. Our inaugural trips in 2024 will be to the Dominican Republic (February), Costa Rica (May), and Italy (June).
When talking with Justin Shmordok, currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (PhD) degree, he shared that he might not have discovered his love for research without the help of Waterloo’s co-operative education program during his undergraduate degree.
Join us on-campus to listen to Gairdner Award Laureate, Dr. Mushquash, who will discuss his award-winning work on Tuesday, October 17th, 2023.