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.

  1. Oct. 24, 2020Meet Science's 2020 Valedictorian, Megan Thomas
    Megan Thomas in a graduation rob and science hood

    Megan Thomas (BSc ’20) has always been very interested in biology and the flexibility of Biomedical Science at Waterloo was attractive. Her decision was finalized when she visited the campus in her final year of high school and instantly felt a sense of community. She knew she’d be able to call this place home. 

  2. Oct. 22, 2020Governor General Silver Medal: Frank Corapi, BSc ‘20 Honours Physics and Astronomy, Co-op
    Frank Corapi

    Frank Corapi is happy to be back in Toronto, coming full circle after finishing his undergraduate degree in physics and astronomy at the University of Waterloo this past spring.

  3. Oct. 21, 2020Alumni Gold Medal Award Winner: Matthew James Schmitz BSc ’20 Biomedical Sciences
    Matthew Schmitz in his convocation robe and hood

    When asked about the Toronto Raptor’s 2nd round exit from the NBA finals last month, Matthew Schmitz sighs and his disappointment is tangible “I was worried about them playing the Celtics,” he admits, “I thought maybe it might be different playing in the bubble, but in the end they were just too tough. But they gave it a good shot.”

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  1. Oct. 24, 2020Convocation 2020: Live Virtual Reception
    live celebration

    Please join us as we celebrate the Fall Class of 2020

    All Fall 2020 graduates, family, friends, faculty and staff are invited to our Faculty of Science Live Virtual Convocation Reception.

  2. Nov. 19, 2020Farvolden 2020 Symposium and Lecture

    The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Proudly Presents:

    Dr. Thomas Harter, University of California, Davis

    "Nonpoint source pollution in agricultural landscapes:
    Assessment, monitoring, regulation, and management"


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