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. Sept. 22, 2016Stephanie Swanson and Emily Carlson receive University of Waterloo HeForShe IMPACT ScholarshipsStephanie Swanson and Emily Carlson

    Six young women entering STEM disciplines have been awarded a 2016 University of Waterloo HeForShe IMPACT scholarship. 

    Incoming Science students Stephanie Swanson (pictured left) and Emily Carlson (pictured right) were among the recipients. 

  2. Sept. 20, 2016Science student Anya Forestell to speak at HeForShe Anniversary event in NYC

    Anya Forestell, a student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy student, will be speaking today at the second anniversary celebration of the UN Women's HeForShe movement for gender equity.

    Forestell will share her experiences as being a woman in STEM. The event will be held at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) event in New York City.

  3. Sept. 13, 2016Putting Einstein’s theory of general relativity to the test

    Waterloo astrophysicists will test Einstein’s theory within a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

    University of Waterloo astrophysicists are leading a team of researchers who have devised a new way to test Einstein’s theory of general relativity within Sagittarius A* - the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

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  1. Sept. 29, 2016Modelling short course by 2016 Darcy Lecturer Prof. Ty Ferré

    In addition to his Darcy Lecture on Friday September 30th at 2:00pm, Prof. Ferré is giving a 3-hour modelling course to discuss the interaction of data, models, and decision support with hands on exercises to examine approaches to improve the efficiency of data collection efforts in hydrogeology.

    If you are interested in attending this free course, please send an email to Fereidoun Rezanezhad (frezanez@uwaterloo.ca).

  2. Sept. 30, 20162016 Darcy Lecture: Prof. Ty Ferré

    Seeing Things Differently: Rethinking the Relationship Between Data, Models, and Decision-Making

    Prof. Ty FerréDepartment of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona

    Everyone welcome - refreshments served.

  3. Oct. 1, 2016Reunion 2016: Let's Do Science!

    Let's Do Science!

    Kids, bring your family and friends for fun-filled, hands-on activities and demonstrations.

    Science Advancement, along with Science Outreach and Velocity Science, invites you, alumni and friends, to discover the wonders of Science.

    Rain or Shine!

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