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. Feb. 19, 2017The Faculty of Science sends two students into 3MT University finalsThreeMinuteThesisWinners

    The annual Faculty of Science Three Minute Thesis heat returned this week.  More than twenty graduate students from all six units gathered to compete and describe their research in less than three minutes, using only one slide.

  2. Feb. 17, 2017Qatar and United Arab Emirates partner with Waterloo to study groundwater pollution in arid regionsDoha, Qatar skyline in the afternoon.

    Four researchers from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are the co-recipients of a $672,000 USD grant from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) to study the fate of groundwater pollutants in arid regions.

    The Waterloo team, all members of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Water Institute, are part of a consortium including researchers from Qatar University, United Arab Emirates University, Utrecht University, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, and Université Libre de Bruxelles.

  3. Feb. 14, 2017Powerful Radio Jets Surprising Fuel Source for Star Formation and Supermassive Black HoleComposite image showing powerful radio jets from the supermassive black hole at the center of the Phoenix Cluster galaxy.

    Astronomers have discovered that powerful radio jets from a supermassive black hole – which normally suppress star formation – are actually stimulating the production of cold gas in the galaxy’s halo, proving the existence of a powerful feedback mechanism that potentially fuels future star birth.

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  1. Jan. 30 to  3, 2017Women in Science Society: Monday Munch & MingleWomen in Science Monday Munch and Mingle

    Come join us - All Science students welcome!

  2. Feb. 6 to  10, 2017Women in Science Society: Monday Munch & MingleWomen in Science Monday Munch and Mingle

    Come join us - All Science students welcome!

  3. Feb. 13 to  17, 2017Women in Science Society: Monday Munch & MingleWomen in Science Monday Munch and Mingle

    Come join us - All Science students welcome!

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