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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. May 17, 2018Climate change broadens threat of emerald ash borerEmerald Ash Borer

    More Canadian cities will experience damage from the emerald ash borer than previously thought. As a result of climate change and fewer days of extreme cold, the beetle may eat its way further north than originally estimated.

  2. May 15, 2018Centre for Teaching Excellence honours Jake Fisher with 2018 Distinguished Teacher AwardJake Fisher.

    Jake Fisher, a Lab Instructor in the Department of Chemistry has been chosen as one of four recipients of this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards by the Centre for Teaching Excellence.

  3. May 11, 2018Waterloo chemists create faster and more efficient way to process informationPavle Radovanovic.

    University of Waterloo chemists have discovered that light can induce magnetization in certain semiconductors – the standard class of materials at the heart of all computing devices today.

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  1. May 23, 2018Velocity Start Spring 2018 Wednesday workshops

    Each term Velocity Start hosts workshops to give students and entrepreneurs the skills and experience to start and grow their business. 

    Register and attend today's workshop!

  2. May 24, 2018WaterTalks: Prof. Ryan Walter

    What lies beneath - Internal waves in the nearshore coastal environment

    Ryan Walter, Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at California Polytechnic State University

  3. May 26, 2018You @ Waterloo Day 2018Join us for You @ Waterloo day May 26, 2018.

    Join us on May 26th, 2018!

    You and your family are invited to this special visit day for students who have received an offer of admission to the University of Waterloo.

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