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 Velocity 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.

  1. July 25, 2016Waterloo researchers unveil new data and diagnostic tool at the world’s largest Alzheimer’s disease forum

    Two studies involving University of Waterloo researchers presented this week at the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in Toronto highlight a new diagnostic tool that can identify Alzheimer’s disease long before the onset of symptoms as well as document the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in Ontario.

  2. July 27, 2016Pharmacy students deliver workshops to improve health literacy in seniors

    Approximately 88% of Canadian older adults struggle to comprehend medical information. Low health literacy is linked to poor health outcomes, a fact that is especially worrying given that elderly patients tend to suffer from chronic health conditions, like diabetes or high blood pressure.

    By providing tools to improve health literacy, pharmacists can help patients better manage conditions and interpret vital information.

  3. July 26, 2016Innovative startup to make a difference for bedridden patients

    By Aleks Bahdanovich​

    Zeid Etleb, Matthew Sefati and Moazam Khan.

    Pressure ulcers, better known as, bedsores, are the number one hospital-induced illness. The problem affects a quarter of all patients in North America, and contributes to nearly 60,000 deaths every year. Treating these ailments can get costly, too, bedsores have an average annual cost of approximately $40,000 per patient.

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