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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. Jan. 10, 2019Pharmacists could dramatically reduce ER visitsStock photo of a hospital hallway with an empty bed on the left side.

    Incorporating pharmacists with an expanded scope into the community or hospital emergency departments (ED) could significantly reduce ED crowdedness, according to a new Waterloo study.

  2. Jan. 9, 2019Identifying the missing element in hospital fall preventionDr. Narayan and Dr. Leat give a eye test to an elderly man in a wheelchair.

    “Did you get your eyes checked?” an elderly gentleman asks a fellow patient in a hospital lunch room. When the other patient nods, he smiles.

    These are two of the nearly 100 patients who are participating in a collaborative research project conducted by the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science (WOVS) and Grand River Hospital (GRH), in Kitchener, Ontario. By agreeing to have their vision assessed, these patients are helping to shed light on a serious threat to seniors’ health  ̶  falls.

  3. Jan. 9, 2019Chemistry graduate students awarded Koppel scholarships for academic excellence

    Ryan Moreira and Jacob Soley, two doctoral students with Chemistry professor Scott Taylor, were awarded the 2018 Dr. J. Leopold Koppel Graduate Scholarship for scholastic excellence in biochemistry and/or molecular biology.

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  1. Dec. 10, 2018 to Jan. 20, 2019Velocity Grad Student Startup Fund Application CallVelocity Grad Student Startup Fund Application Poster

    Are you considering building a startup from your research? Win $20,000 in funding for your startup and acceptance into the Velocity Garage incubator program.

  2. Jan. 18, 2019Alumni Ski Day at Osler Bluff

    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.

  3. Jan. 20, 2019Lunar Eclipse Viewing PartyStages of lunar eclipse

    Witness the latest act in the ancient cosmic ballet at the Observatory!

    • Telescope viewing beginning with partial eclipse at 10:30 PM (observatory / rooftop; access from 3rd floor of PHY)
    • Totality ("blood moon") begins at 11:41 PM and ends at 12:43 AM
    • Partial eclipse ends around 1:45 AM

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