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. Oct. 19, 2016UWaterloo leads national initiative to manage hazardous waste from miningFlooded open pit at the Faro Mine, Yukon Territory, with waste-rock stockpiles in background.

    The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded $5.5 million to the University of Waterloo to lead a national team of experts in developing sustainable strategies for dealing with hazardous mine wastes.

  2. Oct. 18, 2016New 3-D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to realityResearchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a quantum socket

    Physicists and electrical engineers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.

  3. Oct. 13, 2016Waterloo-led experiment achieves the strongest coupling between light and matter This illustration shows a qubit attached to a waveguide where light in the form of microwaves enters and exits.

    Researchers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) recorded an interaction between light and matter 10 times larger than previously seen. The strength of the interaction between photons and a qubit was so large that it opens the door to a realm of physics and applications unattainable until now.

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  1. Oct. 21, 20162016 Farvolden Research Symposium

    Join the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences for a half-day research symposium as part of their annual Farvolden Lecture Series.

  2. Oct. 21, 20162016 Farvolden Lecture: Roger Woeller

    The Evolution of the Water Business from Resource Exploitation to Resource Recovery – The Challenge

    Roger Woeller, MSc. P.Geo.Chief Executive Officer of BluMetric Environmental

    Please join us afterwards for a reception in the first floor foyer of EIT.

  3. Oct. 24, 2016Lab Tour and Networking Session: Centre for Contact Lens Research

    Following a presentation by the CCLR Director and the Head of Biological Sciences, there will be a guided tour of the clinical and laboratory facilities, highlighting the full capabilities of the centre. 


    Dr. Lyndon Jones, CCLR Director

    Dr. Lakshman Subbaraman, Head of Biological Sciences at CCLR

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