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.
Departments and Schools
- Feb. 9, 2023
Physics undergraduate student Sarah Rourke was named a finalist for the first global cohort of McCall MacBain Scholars for her academic strength, community involvement and character. The scholarships provide a life-changing opportunity for students who have a track record of contributing to their communities and a genuine desire to make a positive impact.
- Feb. 8, 2023
Biology master's student Joud Abu Farah won the best poster presentation award at the Wastewater Surveillance Conference in Toronto last week. She is developing a wastewater surveillance method for influenza A, B and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
- Feb. 7, 2023
A new study published today in Nature is changing our understanding of chemical reactions and overturning previous theoretical models by finding an unexpected resonance frequency during the reaction of two molecules.
- Feb. 20, 2023
Come visit the Earth Sciences Museum on Family Day!
- Mar. 8, 2023
Once again, the Faculty of Science is thrilled to present our annual High Tea Social, celebrating International Women's Day.
Grab your favourite afternoon drink, cozy up in your favourite chair and spend an hour with some truly inspirational women. Whether you'd like to just listen, or engage over text in the online chat forum, this virtual high tea social will be a lively commentary and round-table discussion.
- Mar. 18, 2023
The University of Waterloo's March Break Open House will be on Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.
Can't join us in person? March Break Open House virtual sessions will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Register to receive details and links to the sessions.