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. Aug. 26, 2016Waterloo chemists develop promising cheap, sustainable grid energy storage

    Solar panel and wind turbines in a field.

    Waterloo chemists have developed a safe, high-capacity zinc-ion battery that costs half the price of current lithium-ion batteries, yet lasts twice as long.

  2. Aug. 22, 2016Pharmacy student Heidi Fernandes volunteers as part of health clinic in Peru

    Heidi Fernandes gives medicine to a little boy

    Waterloo Pharmacy student Heidi Fernandes has had a passion for global health ever since she travelled to Brazil on vacation. This July, Fernandes acted on that desire to create positive change for a community in Peru.

    I was struck by the slums of Rio de Janeiro and knew then I wanted to help people in life," says Fernandes. "It actually became one of the reasons I chose pharmacy as a career.

    She, along with 20 other healthcare professionals and students, travelled to Peru as part of McMaster University’s Medical School and Brock University’s Solidarity Experiences Abroad (SEA).

  3. Aug. 16, 2016CIHR funds Prof. William Wong’s investigation into patient perspectives and Hepatitis C

    Prof William W.L. WongGlobally, Hepatitis C affects 130-150 million people. With antiviral medications, approximately 90% of those millions can be cured.

    However, antiviral medications are costly, and even in developed countries many governments struggle with which medications should be subsidized and when.

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