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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. Apr. 19, 2018Water Institute announces latest Seed GrantsPlant growing in a chemistry flask

    Four interdisciplinary teams led by University of Waterloo researchers are set to advance water research in creative, unconventional ways. New approaches to detect and manage micropollutants, techniques that predict the impacts of climate change on snow and lakes, and new modelling techniques will be explored through $69,000 in Water Institute seed grants.

  2. Apr. 16, 2018University of Waterloo develops new way to fight HIV transmissionEmmanuel Ho

    Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a new tool to protect women from HIV infection.

    The tool, a vaginal implant, decreases the number of cells that the HIV virus can target in a woman’s genital tract. Unlike conventional methods of HIV prevention, such as condoms or anti-HIV drugs, the implant takes advantage of some people’s natural immunity to the virus.

  3. Apr. 16, 2018Science and Business students explore the impact of AI in the clinical diagnostic processCapstone group photo with supervisors and special guest Dr. Maura Grossman.

    Breast cancer is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed types of cancer, but what if there was a way to decrease the odds of misdiagnosis? As part of the first-ever Science and Business Capstone project, four students proposed a way to implement artificial intelligence (AI) in the diagnosis process that can help assist doctors in making the right call.

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  1. Apr. 25, 2018Let's Talk Science ChallengeElementary school students working on the Let's Talk Science Design Challenge

    On Wednesday, April 25th Science Outreach is hosting the 9th annual Let’s Talk Science Challenge – a science competition for Grade 6, 7 and 8 students!

  2. Apr. 25, 2018Pharmacy Research Day 2018Pharmacy members Nekkar, Rafiee, and Pullagura talking in front of a research poster.

    Join us for our second annual Pharmacy Research Day, where we showcase the leading edge research of graduate students and post doctoral fellows conducting research in fields related to clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical sciences, and pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics.  

  3. Apr. 26, 20182018 Biology Graduate Student Research Symposium

    Come check out Biology's annual Graduate Student Research Conference! 

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