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.

  1. Jan. 18, 2021PhD student uses DNA sequencing to study cyanobacteria
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     Cyanobacteria blooms are a major environmental issue worldwide. They can have direct impacts on the safety of drinking water supplies by producing a variety of toxins which also impose health risks for swimmers and boaters. Although many may associate cyanobacteria with bright green algae seen on the surface of lakes, Ellen Cameron, PhD Candidate in Waterloo’s Biology Department, is using DNA sequencing to study cyanobacteria communities in low-nutrient, clear lakes in Northern Ontario.

  2. Jan. 14, 2021New Biology Chair, Assistant Vice President of GSPA, and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in Science Named

    We are pleased to share some upcoming organizational changes with some leadership positions held by Science faculty members.

  3. Jan. 11, 2021Q and A with the experts: Busting common myths about mRNA vaccines

    The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have fueled both hope and falsehood. Here, Professor Kelly Grindrod debunks the most common myths she and her colleagues have heard about the new COVID-19 protection.

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  1. Jan. 19, 2021Fireside Chat with Shohini Ghose
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    Join us for casual conversations with quantum researchers.

  2. Jan. 28, 2021New Faculty Lecture Series
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     Come meet our newest faculty members

    The Faculty of Science is proud to announce a new, complimentary online lecture series that highlights the incredible new talent in our midst.  Over the coming months, we will be hosting a series of talks from a wide range of topics that introduce you to our latest lecturers, researchers and future stars of the Faculty.

  3. Feb. 2, 2021World Wetlands Day 2021
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    9th Annual World Wetlands Day Research Symposium at the University of Waterloo

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