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. Nov. 28, 2016Helping healthcare students care for transgender patientsiStock image of two female healthcare professionals talking about what's on a computer screen.

    Waterloo Pharmacy and McMaster Medicine launch an online education program to help healthcare students provide good care to transgender patients

  2. Nov. 22, 2016Tegan Odland receives the UW Retirees' ScholarshipTegan Odland

    From humble beginnings in Enchant, Alberta, Tegan Odland had her sights set on big dreams. Tegan made the trek to visit and tour the university campus. It felt like home and confirmed her desire to attend Waterloo.

    Tegan, an Honours Science student, instantly knew that Waterloo was where she would lay down roots and pursue her goal of becoming a pharmacist.

  3. Nov. 15, 2016Waterloo Pharmacy hosts public lecture on opioid crisisWaterloo's School of Pharmacy opens its 2016 pubic lecture on the opioid crisis.

    On November 10, the School of Pharmacy, part of the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Science, opened its doors welcoming over 100 local residents to the School’s annual Public Lecture.

Read all news
  1. Dec. 7, 2016Microagressions in the SETT Workplace

    Microagressions are offhand subtle expressions of implicit bias. They can be damaging to an inclusive and supportive workplace culture – particularly the Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (SETT) workplace culture where women are not on an equal basis with men in terms of participation and leadership.

  2. Dec. 15, 2016Graduate Society Holiday Mixer snowflakes

    Celebrate winter with a night of appetizers, dancing and fun! Bring your friends to join fellow grads and the GSA's at the 2016 Graduate Society Holiday Mixer held at Maxwell's Concerts & Events. 

  3. Jan. 20, 2017Alumni Ski Day at Osler BluffGroup of skiers.

    Waterloo's Faculty of Science in conjunction with the Faculty of Engineering is hosting another fabulous alumni ski day at the beautiful Osler Bluff Ski Club, a private ski club near Collingwood.

All upcoming events