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.


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  1. Nov. 28, 2022$15.8 million awarded to six Waterloo research projects aimed at tackling climate change
    Landscape of factories and their white cloud emissions.

    The Government of Canada's Environmental Damages Fund, administered by Environment and Climate Change Canada, is allocating $15.8 million to six University of Waterloo research projects to identify solutions to environmental challenges. Two of the projects are led by Waterloo scientists - biologist Dr. Laura Hug and earth scientist Dr. Nandita Basu.

  2. Nov. 25, 2022Waterloo Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland receives top honours from Canada and France
    Donna Strickland wearing medal with the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean

    Waterloo's Nobel Laureate Donna Strickland received top honours from Canada and France last week in Ottawa for her contributions to science. She was appointed the Companion of the Order of Canada medal and named a Knight of the Legion of Honour.

  3. Nov. 24, 2022New quantum tool developed in groundbreaking experimental achievement
    Artistic illustration of various light rays.

    For the first time in experimental history, scientists have created a device that recreates the properties of light using neutrons. This breakthrough  provides a brand new avenue for researchers to study the development of next-generation quantum materials with applications ranging from quantum computing to identifying and solving new problems in fundamental physics.

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  1. Jan. 20, 2023Alumni Ski Day at Osler Bluff
    osler trail map

    REGISTRATION OPENS IN DECEMBER!

    WE'RE BACK! So mark your calendars and pull those skis out of the garage! Alumni from the Faculties of Science  and Engineering are once again invited to the beautiful Osler Bluff Ski Club in Collingwood for a fantastic day on the slopes. 

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