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.
Departments and Schools
- Jan. 27, 2023
Waterloo biologists, in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the University of Toronto, are leading a North American pilot program that uses moths as a management tool to control the invasive plant threatening Canadian wetlands.
- Jan. 26, 2023
Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs has announced the 25 finalists for the 2022-2023 GRADflix competition year, which includes seven finalists from the Faculty of Science.
- Jan. 25, 2023
An interdisciplinary team from the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Engineering and the University of Waterloo Optometry Clinic has been awarded $25,000 from the Graham Seed Fund for their vision robotics research.
- Feb. 1, 2023
World Wetlands Day (WWD) marks the day when the Convention on Wetlands was adopted in 1971 in Ramsar, Iran.
Join us online or in person at Federation Hall for a distinguished lecture by Dr. Line Rochefort and a panel discussion from wetland expert panelists on the topic of Wetland Restoration, moderated by Dr. Rochefort.
- Feb. 2, 2023
Celebrating our Alumni Achievement Award Recipients
Around the world, our Faculty of Science alumni are excelling in their chosen fields. The are making significant contributions to their respective industries and to their local communities. Their dedication and commitment are nothing short of inspiring.
- Feb. 7, 2023
Let's celebrate our Outstanding Science students!
The Faculty of Science is celebrating the incredible academic achievements of this year's student award recipients. Please join us as we bring together our students, donors, faculty and staff to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of our science stars.