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.


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  1. Feb. 1, 2023Celebrating the Science Alumni Achievement Award recipients
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    Tomorrow, the Faculty of Science will be presenting its annual Science Alumni Achievement Awards to recognize several exceptional alumni during a special ceremony that celebrates recipients from 2019-2022. 

  2. Jan. 31, 2023Waterloo receives Quantum Horizon funding award to understand and mitigate quantum information loss
    Adrian Lupascu standing in lab.

    The Quantum Horizons: Quantum Information Science (QIS) Research and Innovation for Nuclear Science Award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Physics has enabled a new collaboration between researchers who develop technologies for nuclear physics, quantum information science and high-energy physics. 

  3. Jan. 30, 2023Tackling a global vision crisis
    Ben Thompson holding a black apparatus to participants head.

    The World Health Organization estimates that 2.2 billion people globally have a vision impairment. Dr. Stan Woo, director of the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science, views this statistic as a call to action, one he and his colleagues are working to fix. New investments and innovations are creating better access to care.

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  1. Feb. 1, 2023Public Lecture: "Boreal peatlands: their ecological role and restoration" with Dr. Line Rochefort
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    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.

  2. Feb. 2, 2023Science Alumni Achievement Awards
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    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.

  3. Feb. 7, 2023Science Student Awards Celebration
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    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.

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