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 Concept 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


Additional Resources



  1. Aug. 2, 2021Pharmacy graduate student leads project to connect Waterloo Region residents with vaccine appointments
    Lilian Toma in the lab wearing a mask and standing in front of a fume hood

    Lilian Toma started Waterloo Vaccine Tracker to help local residents find appointments

  2. July 30, 2021Ontario government investing in ‘Ontario made’ innovative research in the Faculty of Science

    From using microbes to breakdown contaminates in landfills to learning how to conserve our amphibian populations in the face of climate change, the Government of Ontario has awarded three Waterloo Science researchers $140,000 each to advance ‘Ontario made’ research and innovation. 

    Early Researcher Awards 

  3. July 27, 2021Jocelyn Bonti-Ankomah is inaugural winner of new award funded by Rexall
    Rexall Pharmacy Group Community Involvement Award Jocelyn Bonti-Ankomah

    Growing up as an African Canadian woman in Ottawa, Jocelyn Bonti-Ankomah didn’t see many people who looked like herself working in health-care roles.

Read all news
  1. Aug. 16 to 20, 20212021 World Fuel Cell Conference
    World Fuel Cell Conference banner image.

  2. Aug. 19, 2021Quantum Today: Dimension Reductions in Quantum Key Distribution
    Quantum Today: Dimension Reductions in Quantum Key Distribution

    Join Twesh Upadhyaya, MSc student at the University of Waterloo’s Department of Physics & Astronomy and Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), in conversation with scientific outreach manager John Donohue.

All upcoming events