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. June 15, 2021All in the Family
    Jocelyn Hadden with her parents Susan and James, all in Waterloo Science sweaters.

    It’s Spring Convocation again, and this year the Faculty of Science will grant over 850 students their hard-earned Bachelor of Science degree. But for Susan and James Hadden, both BSc ’90 biology alumni, there’s one graduate in particular who they’re most excited to welcome into the club: their daughter, Jocelyn, who has earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences.

  2. June 14, 2021Engineering Science Quest outreach program for kids wins federal funding

    An outreach program at the University of Waterloo that gets kids interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on activities has been awarded almost $325,000 in federal funding over three years.

    The money will be used by Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) to support full-time staff and a free workshop program designed to reach more girls, disadvantaged youths, Indigenous youths and youths with disabilities.

  3. June 11, 2021eCampusOntario investing in cutting edge virtual learning projects in Waterloo Science
    Kim Cuddington and Leanne Racicot.

    As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual learning has necessarily become an integral part of the day-to-day life of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Waterloo. One of the challenges often associated with online learning is creating active engagements between students and instructors, especially with hands on learning opportunities such as with labs.  

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  1. June 19, 20212021 Faculty of Science Virtual Spring Convocation
    Convocation mace.

    The University of Waterloo is proud to honour the many accomplishments of our 2021 graduates and will mark this milestone with live online convocation ceremonies.

    Graduands, family, friends and the University community are invited to attend by registering for the Faculty of Science convocation ceremony on June 19th at 4PM.

  2. June 24, 2021WatSolve C-Suite Fireside Chat with Conor Mlacak
    WatSolve C-Suite Fireside Chat infofgraphic.

    WatSolve has invited Conor Mlacak, VP of Technology at Loblaw Companies Limited, to answer questions about his career journey, work-life balance, mentorship, and consulting from the perspective of a C-Level Executive.

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