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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. Dec. 10, 2018AI being used to develop drugs even faster and cheaperPortrait of Scott Hopkins

    The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is making it possible to discover new drugs faster, cheaper and more efficiently.

  2. Dec. 7, 2018Two Science alumni make 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list30 under 30 logo

    From manufacturing and industry, robotics, healthcare and more, eleven of Waterloo’s alumni and former students have earned spots on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. The list, which represents innovative minds from Canada and the United States, stretches across 23 categories for a total of 600 people. Among the group, are two Science alumni who are shaking up the areas of music and customer relations. 


  3. Dec. 5, 2018Optometry student Sherene Vazhappilly wins 2018 Students of Vision Scholarship Grand PrizeSherene Vazhappilly tries on a pair of eye glasses in front of a display of eyeglasses.

    Fourth-year Optometry student Sherene Vazhappilly won the 2018 Students of Vision Scholarship for her video on helping patients find eyeglasses that are both functional and stylish.

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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. 30, 2019Save the Date: President's Lecture with Donna Strickland

    Join us for a lecture and fireside chat with Prof. Donna Strickland - the winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics. 

    This event is for the campus and local community. Registration is required. More details to follow. 

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