Discovery and Innovation through Science at Waterloo

Science at Waterloo is a global leader in research that pushes the boundaries of knowledge and imagination. From black holes and quantum computing, to ensuring the health of our great lakes, or creating new materials, medications and vision care, our research leads to disruptive innovations that will ensure a healthy and sustainable future. 

Discover your strength in Science

Our strength in cutting-edge research translates into high impact learning experiences for students that will prepare them for exciting and rewarding careers.  In Science at Waterloo, you will be able to participate in co-op, laboratory and field experiments, study abroad, service learning and undergraduate research.  Entrepreneurial students interested in translating research into new technologies and services are supported through Velocity Science and have access to dedicated space for research and testing their ideas. 

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Departments and Schools

We take our valuable research strengths and translate them into hands-on education and co-op experiences that prepare Science students for rewarding careers.

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Research excellence

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.

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Nithin Aaron is a theorist at heart, currently studying quantum computing as a Master of Science in Physics (Quantum Information) student at the University of Waterloo. Aaron knew he excelled at math, physics, and chemistry, and particularly enjoyed physics, but it wasn’t until he took an introductory quantum mechanics course in his second year that he discovered quantum computing and was instantly fascinated. This realization led him to focus most of his upper-year electives on math and physics courses and to eventually pursue his education further in graduate school.