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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. Oct. 2, 2018Waterloo professor wins Nobel Prize in PhysicsDonna Strickland.

    Donna Strickland wins Nobel Prize for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics. She is the first woman to win the physics prize since 1963.

  2. Oct. 1, 2018Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science to have first virtual reality optometry lab in Canada

    A new virtual reality (VR) training lab at the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science, will help Canada’s next generation of optometrists learn how to diagnose vision problems and eye diseases more quickly and accurately.

  3. Oct. 1, 2018Revealing hidden patterns in ecologyCoral reef on the ocean floor.

    In an era of invasive species, climate change, and rapid habitat loss, ecological systems may never experience a “stable equilibrium”, according to Kim Cuddington, a professor in Waterloo’s Department of Biology.

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  1. Oct. 15, 2018Science Strategic Planning SessionCrowd reading posters of various UWaterloo strategic themes

    The Consultation Phase of the University of Waterloo’s strategic planning process has begun. The planning process will establish the University’s overall direction and the plan will define Waterloo’s strategic priorities, goals, and objectives for 2020-2025.

  2. Oct. 17, 2018Ace your Grad School ApplicationsJackson and Josh in the Lab

    Thinking of applying to graduate school this year or next? Attend our information session for tips and tricks on how to ace your grad applications. Prof. Kirsten Müller, the Faculty of Science Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, will give the talk.

    Discussion topics:

    • Finding a supervisor
    • Reference letters
    • Course-based vs research-based studies
    • Should I take a year off?
    • Life as a graduate student
    • Applying outside your area of study
  3. Oct. 23, 2018High School Student event with Canada Gairdner Award Winner

    Grade 11 and 12 Biology teachers, bring your class to the University of Waterloo on October 23, 2018 to hear a Canada Gairdner International Award Winner Dr. King Holmes speak about his team's biomedical research and its impact on the world.

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