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. Dec. 2, 2022City of Kitchener’s Carl Zehr Square goes blue for World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
    Kitchener City Hall lit up in blue.

    Antimicrobial resistance ranks among the top ten global public health threats, according to the World Health Organization. Last week, landmarks across Canada were illuminated in blue to mark the end of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW). On November 24th, the City of Kitchener’s Carl Zehr Square joined the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy in the Go Blue for WAAW illumination program.

  2. Dec. 1, 2022Physicist Benjamin Maclellan awarded Vanier Graduate Scholarship
    Headshot of Benjamin Maclellan

    The Faculty of Science is proud to congratulate Benjamin MacLellan, a PhD student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and IQC at the University of Waterloo, for being selected as a Vanier Scholar this year.

  3. Nov. 29, 2022Rebecca Rooney discusses wetlands and Bill 23 on Beyond the Bulletin
    Left image: Beyond the Bulletin  2 vintage mics against yellow background with a headshot of Rebecca Rooney on right.

    The latest episode of Beyond the Bulletin features Dr. Rebecca Rooney, a wetland ecologist and professor in the Department of Biology. She discusses the value of wetlands, the actions she’s taking to help protect them and Bill 23.  

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

  2. Feb. 2, 2023Science Alumni Achievement Awards
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    Celebrating our Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

    Around the world, our Faculty of Science alumni are excelling in their chosen fields. The are making significant contributions to their respective industries and to their local communities. Their dedication and commitment are nothing short of inspiring.

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