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. May 13, 2019New discovery could slow Alzheimer’s in its tracksHand holding basket full of medications

    By Kathy Smidt University Relations

    A new breakthrough is offering hope to people living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families.

  2. May 9, 2019Travel health kit company wins annual Pharmasave Business CompetitionJaspreet Dhaliwall with the students behind Oversees, Joey Champigny, Saara Manji, Arthur Catapano, Rebecca Conti, Lee Pham

    Jaspreet Dhaliwall with the students behind Oversees, Joey Champigny, Saara Manji, Arthur Catapano, Rebecca Conti and Lee Pham

    Out-of-country vacations can be tricky to plan. Do you need a visa, are there specific vaccinations, can you drink the water? Medications in particular can be challenging to pack. Oversees, a company designed by five Rx2020 School of Pharmacy students, promises an easy answer to these questions.

  3. May 7, 2019Science graduate student wins prestigious award for machine learning researchAnna Golubeva writing with chalk on a black board.

    Photo credit: Martin Lipman/NSERC

    Congratulations to Anna Golubeva, graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, who has been awarded the NSERC Gilles Brassard Doctor Prize for Interdisciplinary Research. Read more about Golubeva's award on the University of Waterloo's Office of Research site.

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  1. May 25, 2019Science & Engineering Vancouver Patio Party at Monstercat

    Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control this event has been postponed. We will let you know when we've rescheduled it!

    We’re kicking off patio season in a major way!

    What better way to welcome summer than throwing a music patio party with our west coast alumni featuring Vancouver’s own Monstercat?

  2. June 1, 2019Alumni Weekend 2019 - ScienceStudents waving

    Gather your friends and join us for this year's Alumni Weekend! Come back to campus to re-live your fondest memories and make new ones. Find out more information on the University of Waterloo Alumni site.

  3. June 3 to 4, 2019Clone of What's Your Employers Problem? - Graduate

    Learn from Larry Smith (Director of The Problem Lab, Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics, Author, TED Speaker) as he presents on how to identify the challenges your employer is facing using advanced Google and YouTube searches to become a promotable employee.

    Register for this workshop on WaterlooWorks!

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