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 Concept 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. May 4, 2021Lisa Christian and Brenda Lee receive the 2021 Excellence in Science Teaching Award

    Lisa Christian, associate clinical professor in the School of Optometry and Vision Science and Brenda Lee, lecturer in the Department of Physics and Astronomy have been awarded the Faculty of Science's 2021 Excellence in Science Teaching Awards in recognition of their innovative and engaging teaching methods. 

    With the transition this year to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been important to develop new strategies to teach courses in an online environment. Dr. Christian and Professor Lee have both showed a willingness to not only adapt but find new and innovative ways of using technology to connect with their students virtually. 

  2. Apr. 28, 2021Adding speed to COVID-testing
    COVID-19 virus amongst red blood cells

    A twenty-minute saliva-based COVID-19 test may be coming soon to a pharmacy near you, thanks to researchers at the University of Waterloo.

  3. Apr. 22, 2021Preparing the next generation of Green Collar Professionals
    Headshot of Andrew Cahill standing in front of a brick wall

    Alumni Profile: Andrew Cahill, BSc ’14

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  1. May 19, 2021PhysiX: Girls Matter
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  2. May 26, 2021New Faculty Lecture Series
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     Come meet our newest faculty members

    The Faculty of Science is proud to announce a new, complimentary online lecture series that highlights the incredible new talent in our midst.  Over the coming months, we will be hosting a series of talks from a wide range of topics that introduce you to our latest lecturers, researchers and future stars of the Faculty.

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