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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. Jan. 10, 2019Pharmacists could dramatically reduce ER visitsStock photo of a hospital hallway with an empty bed on the left side.

    Incorporating pharmacists with an expanded scope into the community or hospital emergency departments (ED) could significantly reduce ED crowdedness, according to a new Waterloo study.

  2. Jan. 9, 2019Identifying the missing element in hospital fall preventionDr. Narayan and Dr. Leat give a eye test to an elderly man in a wheelchair.

    “Did you get your eyes checked?” an elderly gentleman asks a fellow patient in a hospital lunch room. When the other patient nods, he smiles.

    These are two of the nearly 100 patients who are participating in a collaborative research project conducted by the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry & Vision Science (WOVS) and Grand River Hospital (GRH), in Kitchener, Ontario. By agreeing to have their vision assessed, these patients are helping to shed light on a serious threat to seniors’ health  ̶  falls.

  3. Jan. 9, 2019Chemistry graduate students awarded Koppel scholarships for academic excellence

    Ryan Moreira and Jacob Soley, two doctoral students with Chemistry professor Scott Taylor, were awarded the 2018 Dr. J. Leopold Koppel Graduate Scholarship for scholastic excellence in biochemistry and/or molecular biology.

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  1. Jan. 21, 2019Study strategies in ScienceAsian female student typing on blue laptop by a window.

    Have you ever written a test or exam and then were surprised or disappointed by the mark you had received? Do you try to memorize course material but not actually "learn" it or remember it later? In Science courses, it can be challenging to learn mass amounts of information and learn the material at a higher level of learning (that is being tested)!

  2. Jan. 23, 2019Test taking strategies in ScienceMass number of students sitting at desks writing exams.

    Do you struggle with writing different types of tests in Science? Do you study and prepare before the test and then forget everything you have studied once you start the test?

  3. Jan. 23, 2019Vancouver Alumni Lecture and Reception: An evening discussing black holes with Dr. Avery Broderickevent horizon

    "Black holes are among the most powerful and mysterious phenomena in the Universe"   - Dr. Avery Broderick

    The Faculty of Science proudly presents

    Avery Broderick: Images from the Edge of Spacetime

    Please join fellow UW alumni and friends, as we welcome Dr. Avery Broderick to Vancouver for an informal and enlightening discussion on black holes.

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