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 Concept 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. July 1, 2022Chemistry welcomes John Corrigan as new Department Chair
    Headshot of Prof. John Corrigan

    Today, Professor John Corrigan begins his four-year term as Chemistry's new Chair. Corrigan joins Waterloo from Western University. He is the 15th Chair for the Department.

  2. June 20, 2022Remembering Colin Mayfield – a microbiologist pioneer
    Colin Mayfield sitting in a patio chair.

    Past and present members of the Department of Biology are saddened to announce the passing of Professor Emeritus Colin Ivor Mayfield. He was with the University of Waterloo for more than three decades. Mayfield was one of Biology's pioneering faculty who helped establish microbiology as a strength of the University of Waterloo.

  3. June 17, 2022Meet your 2022 Faculty of Science Valedictorians
    side by side head shot both Faculty of Science valedictorians

    For the first time in two years, the University of Waterloo invites the graduating class to celebrate their accomplishments in front of families and friends during the in-person celebrations throughout the week. Two Science students, Marya Talha and Aisosa Laura Ohiegbomwan, have been selected by their peers, in recognition of their social and academic contributions to the Waterloo community, to represent the graduating class as valedictorian at their respective ceremonies.

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