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.
Sophia Dhrolia, BSc ’06 (Science and Business), is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Interac Corp and is a staunch advocate for inclusivity and the culture of belonging. Sophia is committed to creating a work environment where individual differences are celebrated, and people can express their authentic selves within the workplace.
In our classrooms, we are fortunate to have Black student leaders who excel in their academic pursuits and serve as role models for the rest of our UW community. These individuals selflessly donate their time and energy to guide and support first-year students, paving the way for future generations of Black students in science.
Get presentation ready for the Faculty of Science’s newest course, Staging Science: Embodying Knowledge Expression in the Sciences. A collaboration between the Faculties of Arts and Science, the course is taught by Communication Arts professor Sarah Klein and designed specifically for science students.
Join Dr. Matt Becker to learn about the advancement of fiber optic distributed sensing over the past two decades.
As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Dr. Patricia Chow-Fraser, Professor, Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, will present: Déjà vu or Jamais vu? Using a 20-y record to discern how coastal wetlands of eastern and northern Georgian Bay respond to climate-induced water-level disturbances.
Our annual High Tea Social is a staple virtual event that celebrates International Women's Day. Four alumni panellists discuss how women can #InspireInclusion