Science at Canada's Leading Innovative University

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.

We take this valuable research strength and translate into hands-on education and co-op experiences that prepare Science students for rewarding careers. Student-directed programs such as Concept Science give entrepreneurial students the opportunity to turn their ideas into businesses while the iGEM team compete at international synthetic biology competitions. Our award-winning Science Outreach events are designed to inspire the next generation of scientists.

From understanding the universe, to protecting our water resources to improving the health of Canadians to educating the next generation, Waterloo Science is shaping the future through discovery.


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  1. Jan. 10, 2022Biology opens new aquatic threats research facility to study the impact of climate change on fish stress
    Fish in a tank at the new WATER facility

    Fish have a lot to stress about right now. This could mean serious problems for the future of aquaculture and the fish on your plate.

    The new Waterloo Aquatic Threats in Environmental Research (WATER) facility at the University of Waterloo aims to simulate and research aquatic stressors and threats so that we are better prepared to prevent current and future problems.

  2. Jan. 5, 2022In memory of Firas Mansour
    Firas Mansour

    Firas Kamal Mansour, 50, passed away on December 29, 2021. An exceptional teacher and colleague, Firas dedicated his professional life to physics education and to the well-being of his students. With a larger than life personality replete with wit and charm, Firas had a passion for physics and physics education.

  3. Dec. 14, 2021Q and A with the experts: COVID-19 variants

    Omicron is the latest COVID-19 variant of concern, and it is expected to change the course of the pandemic. But how are variants formed, and what’s the threat level for people who are fully vaccinated? Kelly Grindrod, a pharmacist and professor, and Trevor Charles, a professor in the University of Waterloo’s Department of Biology, provide answers to these questions.

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  1. Jan. 21, 2022Alumni Ski Day at Osler Bluff
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    Science Ski Day is BAAAAACK!

    Alumni from the Faculties of Engineering and Science are once again invited to the beautiful Osler Bluff Ski Club in Collingwood for a fantastic day on the slopes.

    Thank you to alumnus Yeti Agnew, BSc ’75 for sponsoring this activity once more.

  2. Jan. 26, 2022Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Seminar Series by Vassili Karanassios
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    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) has four main thematic research areas; Smart and Function Materials, Connected Devices, Next Generation Energy Systems and Therapeutics and Theranostics. To showcase the work going on within these areas, we will be holding monthly WIN Thematic Seminars featuring our members and their research group members.

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