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.
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.
Around the world, our Faculty of Science alumni are excelling in their chosen fields. They make significant contributions to their respective industries and their local communities. Their dedication and commitment are nothing short of inspiring.
The Faculty of Science signs agreements with Caribbean medical and veterinary schools to streamline student pathways to medical school.
Join Dr. Matt Becker to learn about the advancement of fiber optic distributed sensing over the past two decades.
Our annual High Tea Social is a staple virtual event that celebrates International Women's Day. Four alumni panellists discuss how women can #InspireInclusion
The Faculty of Science in conjunction with the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics invites science alumni and friends to Hare Winery Co in Niagara-on-the-Lake for a viewing party of the 2024 full solar eclipse.
Astronomers will guide guests through the physics of an eclipse, as well as be on hand to answer questions about the cosmos. Guests will have access to telescopes in the vineyard to further enjoy the beauty of this celestial phenomena.