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.


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  1. Sep. 9, 2021Groundbreaking technique yields important new details on possible ‘fifth force’
    Professor Dmitry Pushin standing in an industrial looking lab space

    A group of researchers have used a groundbreaking new technique to reveal previously unrecognized properties of technologically crucial silicon crystals and uncovered new information about an important subatomic particle and a long-theorized fifth force of nature.

  2. Sep. 8, 2021New research opens the book on entangled qubits

    Researchers have developed a new way to measure how quantum information behaves in correlated quantum systems that could be useful for understanding and improving quantum devices and quantum error correction codes.

    Mohamad Niknam

  3. Sep. 6, 2021Meet Brianna Thomas, Science's 2021 Schulich Leader
    Brianna Thomas

    The Schulich Leader Scholarships are a national undergraduate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship, established by businessman and philanthropist Seymour Schulich to encourage the next generation of entrepreneurial-minded, technology innovators. This year, the Schulich Foundation is celebrating their tenth anniversary, and in 2021 they’ve awarded up to 100 scholarships to students across Canada entering university. Since 2012, the University of Waterloo has ranked as the top recipient with the largest number of qualifying applicants.

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  1. Sep. 24 to 25, 2021Alumni Black and Gold Day
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    Grab your Waterloo gear and get ready to celebrate! We've got a full weekend of virtual entertainment, learning opportunities, and stories from campus for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Register today and join us to celebrate your Warrior pride with classmates, friends and family.

  2. Sep. 24, 2021Happy Hour Trivia
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    GAME ON! Calling all Science alumni - time to take on the Mathies!

     

  3. Oct. 22, 2021Gairdner Foundation- High School Student Lecture

    "Why School Environment Matters and What You Can Do About It"

    Speaker: Dr. Vikram Patel, The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School

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