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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. Sep. 6, 2018New campus pianos aim to open hearts and mindsMax Salman stands in front of the latest open piano located in the Peter Russell Rock Garden.

  2. Sep. 4, 2018The little satellite that could: Waterloo’s ACE project marks 15 years of atmospheric science through applied spectroscopyAn artist's rendition of the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment satellite in orbit.

    Launched by NASA on board the Canadian satellite SCISAT in 2003, the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) was intended for a two-year mission. Fifteen years later, ACE is still providing excellent spectra which provide vital chemical and physical data about our atmosphere, particularly the ozone layer.

  3. Aug. 29, 2018Waterloo welcomes six Vanier scholars in the Sciences

    The University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Science will be welcoming six Canadian Vanier Graduate Scholarship recipients this fall, where they will be starting their doctoral studies in Earth and Environmental Sciences as well as Physics and Astronomy.

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  1. Sep. 24, 2018Water Institute Research Conference 2018: Breaking BoundariesWater Institute Research Conference 2018: Breaking Boundaries in Water Research

    Join the Water Institute on Wednesday, September 24 for a full day of interdisciplinary dialogue around water research at the University of Waterloo.

  2. Sep. 26, 2018Operation Wallacea summer research program info sessionOperation Wallacea University Brochure 2018 coverpage.


    Are you seeking adventure? In need of research experience? Interested in conservation?

    On Wednesday, September 26th at 10:30am in QNC 1501, Dr. Justin Hines of the field research organization Operation Wallacea will be giving a presentation about how students can gain field experience as a Research Assistant or collect data for a dissertation/thesis project next summer.

  3. Sep. 28 to 30, 2018Ontario Universities' Fair

    Stop by and speak to current Science students, admissions staff, and professors at the University of Waterloo booth at the Ontario Universities' Fair in downtown Toronto.

    Find out more about what the Faculty of Science and the university have to offer. Look for the "Waterloo Science blue" T-shirts!

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