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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. 24, 2018Coping Skills Seminar: Challenging Thinking

    Learn the basics of self-care, mindfulness, meditation and useful strategies for coping with anxiety and stress in our Coping Skills Seminars.

  3. Sep. 24, 20182018 RBC Distinguished Lecture

    The Future of Water: Innovation, Resource Recovery, and the Blue Economy

    Mark van Loosdrecht, 2018 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, Professor, Biotechnology, TU Delft, The Netherlands

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