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. June 21, 2019Professor Donna Strickland awarded CAE Honorary Fellowship
    Donna Strickland.

    As its highest honour, the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) maybestow the title of “Honorary Fellow” on any individual who has made anoutstanding contribution to the profession of engineering in Canada, another country or globally. This honour is bestowed on an individual for contributions well above what is expected for a Fellow of the Academy. The Board of the CAE has recently awarded University of Waterloo Professor Donna Strickland with Honorary Fellowship in the CAE.

  2. June 18, 2019Machine Learning: A Revolution in Artificial Intelligence
    Roger Melko

    There’s a new kind of student in town, and for Waterloo physics professor, Roger Melko, this student has the potential to spark a revolution in the world of quantum computing.

  3. June 14, 2019Biology's Brian Dixon named Canada Research Chair
    Brian Dixon

    Fourteen University of Waterloo researchers have been named new or renewing Canada Research Chairs (CRC). 

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  1. Aug. 12, 2019Perseids Sky-watching Party and Cosmic Mirages Lecture
    Night sky and telescope on grass.

    Explore the night sky with astronomers from the Faculty of Science and Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. The Perseids meteor shower will be at its most spectacular, so let's gather to learn something and then enjoy the view! We will meet first at 7:30pm in the nearby Optometry building for a short lecture by the Department of Physics and Astronomy's Prof. Mike Hudson on "Cosmic Mirages: seeing dark matter with gravitational lenses". 

  2. Oct. 25, 2019Fall 2019 Convocation: Faculty of Science
    UWaterloo mace lays on the table in front of two hands shaking

    Congratulations! Convocation is a special time to celebrate all of your achievements with family and friends. The highlight of convocation occurs when graduating students receive their academic hoods, are called to the stage by name, and are presented with their official diplomas.

  3. Oct. 25 to 26, 2019University of Waterloo 2019 Gem and Mineral Show

    Visit the University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum for our annual Gem and Mineral Show!  

    Friday October 25th: 12 noon - 6 p.m.

    Saturday October 26th: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

    Join us on the first and second floors of the EIT building for two days of gems, minerals, fossils and jewellery.

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