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. June 29, 2016Waterloo vision scientist Chris Hudson featured in the Globe and Mail

    It’s been said that our eyes are “windows to the soul” and for good reason: it turns out the retina located at the back of the eye is actually an extension of our brain’s outermost layer. By measuring changes in the thickness of the retina, Chris Hudson, a professor in the School of Optometry and Vision Science, hopes to learn more about similar changes mirrored in the brain’s weight and thickness.

  2. June 29, 2016Incoming Biology student seeks world neuroscience title

    Incoming Waterloo Science student heads to world neuroscience competition in Denmark.

    Before Nooran AbuMazen even attends her first university lecture, she’ll test her knowledge of neuroscience on the world stage.

  3. June 28, 2016Waterloo PhD student talks research with Nobel Laureates

    Jean-Philippe MacLean is in Germany discussing quantum science at the prestigious 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

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