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. Sep. 12, 2019New research alerts governments to problem with groundwater monitoring

    Bad wells tend to get excluded from studies on groundwater levels, a problem that could skew results everywhere monitoring is used to decide government policies and spending.

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo uncovered the problem while examining a discrepancy between scientific data and anecdotal evidence in southern India.

    Reports on thousands of wells and satellite images taken between 1996 and 2016 suggested groundwater levels were rising, good news in an area where it is vitally important for agriculture.

  2. Sep. 11, 2019Waterloo researchers named Royal Society of Canada fellows and members

    Eight University of Waterloo researchers have been named fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

    They are among 93 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement and 46 new members of the College across Canada announced today.

    Waterloo’s new RSC fellows and members are:

    Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

  3. Sep. 3, 2019Research grant supports reduction in aquaculture antibiotics

    Aquaculture - or fish farming - is an increasingly important food production source. One that is anticipated to help fill the supply-demand gap as the world’s population grows, particularly in third-world countries. 

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  1. Sep. 23, 2019GSA Alumni Reception - Phoenix, Arizona
    GSA 2019, 22-25 September, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

    Join us for a cocktail reception!


    The University of Waterloo and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences would like to invite you to our upcoming cocktail reception at The Geological Society of Amer

  2. Sep. 25, 2019Science Graduate Open House 2019
    Biology student scooping algae; optometry student in the lab; water collaborative program students sampling the river.

    Interested in pursuing a Master's or PhD after graduation? Want to learn more about what graduate studies is really like? 

  3. Oct. 1, 2019Science Happy Hour in Boston

    It's time for a little Boston Cheer!

    Calling all Boston-area Science alumni!

    We'd love for you to join us for Happy Hour at Beerworks No 3 (Boston/Canal).  Reminisce with us about your time at Waterloo, network with fellow classmates and hear all the latest news from your alma mater.  We will be partnering with our Engineering friends, so we can expect a lively crowd!

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