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. Mar. 19, 2019#RethinkPharmacists: Providing personalized medication assessmentsPharmacist talking to a patient about their medications

    Do you take three or more medications regularly? Do you feel like your medications aren’t working or that you may be experiencing side effects? Do you have diabetes? A MedsCheck with your pharmacist may be for you.

  2. Mar. 13, 2019New funding will help Waterloo chemists improve medical testing and renewable energy managementHeadshots of all five Waterloo professors receiving JELF funding on a yellow honeycone background

    Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced more than $39 million for state-of-the-art research labs and equipment through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). This investment will support 251 researchers leading 186 projects at 43 universities across Canada, including three Waterloo chemists.

  3. Mar. 12, 2019#RethinkPharmacists: Supporting people who want to quit smokingStock image of person breaking a cigarette with two medical professionals talking blurred in the background.

    Are you trying to quit smoking? Your pharmacist could be a good place to start. Pharmacists are trained to support people trying to quit smoking and are familiar with the wide variety of products to help quit.

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  1. Mar. 26, 2019Velocity Fund Finals $5K pitch competitionback of audience watching competition

    Ten early-stage startups have practiced and perfected their 3-minute pitches and are ready to compete at the finals! Join us for an exciting Velocity Fund Finals $5K where we will give out $20,000 in funding to University of Waterloo students to help them kickstart their businesses.

  2. Mar. 27, 2019Velocity Fund Finals $25K pitch competitionVelocity Fund Final $25K cheques

    Ten promising investment-ready startups are ready to compete at the Velocity Fund Finals (VFF) $25K! Join us for an exciting Velocity Fund Finals $25K where we will invest in 4 winning startups and fuel their ambition and vision.

  3. Mar. 27, 2019FemPhys: Tea and TalkFemPhys Tea & Talk Wednesdays 12:30-1:30 pm Phys 104

    Join FemPhys for tea, conversations, and friends. Everyone welcome.

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