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 19, 2016Science Outreach event shows how Kitchener rocks

    From vibrant serpentine outside the Crabby Joe's to the crinoid fossils on the outer walls of Immigration Canada, Kitchener is home to a rich geological history. Ancient rocks and fossils can be found in the buildings and surrounding landscapes throughout the city.

    On Friday, May 6th, the Faculty of Science Outreach Team, in partnership with the Jane’s Walk initiative, hosted a “Rock around Kitchener” walking tour to explore the unique history of the city as told by its buildings.

  2. May 12, 2016Science entrepreneurs share the lessons they've learned from creating a startup

    Velocity Science company logos

    Building a successful and sustainable company requires hard work, failure and evolution. Our Science and Velocity Science entrepreneurs share some lessons they've learned along the way.

  3. May 11, 2016Suncayr and Medella Health win top prizes at Unlock Your Big Idea Pitch Competition

    Suncayr Spot Smart UV Indicator demo

    UV detecting body stickers and diabetes-fighting contact lenses are two Waterloo Science inventions that are one step closer to being on the market thanks to their recent pitch competition wins.

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