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. Feb. 11, 2019Vancouver alumni event goes to the edge of spacetimeAvery Broderick presents images of black holes to a audience.

    Touted to be the event horizon of the year, “Images from the Edge of Spacetime” treated Vancouver alumni to an interactive and fascinating lecture on black holes by Waterloo astrophysics professor Avery Broderick.

  2. Feb. 8, 2019Linda Nazar is awarded the 2019 Chemical Institute of Canada MedalHeadshot of Linda Nazar

    University Professor Linda Nazar, from the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded the Chemical Institute of Canada's (CIC) highest honour - the 2019 CIC Medal for her outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry in Canada. She is best known for her advancements in battery systems and clean energy storage.

  3. Feb. 6, 2019Pharmacy researchers find new treatment for ChlamydiaEmmanual Ho looks at a microscope specimen enlarged on the computer monitor.

    Pharmacy researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new way to prevent and treat Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world. 

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  1. Feb. 11 to 24, 2019Submit your Science mascot ideaWaterloo Science mascot Arriba the Amoeba

    After years of welcoming incoming students, Secret Science Dances and showing her support for Thrive Week, Arriba is ready for a new adventure, which leaves the Faculty of Science in need of a new mascot.

  2. Feb. 20, 2019W3 REPRESENTS: A Research Symposium

    Waterloo Women's Wednesdays (W3) is pleased to announce W3 REPRESENTS, an interdisciplinary research symposium taking place on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (Reading Week). This unique event represents the research and ideas of University of Waterloo affiliated women-identified and non-binary faculty, staff, graduates and postdocs from a variety of disciplines. W3 REPRESENTS offers a full day of panels, posters, and socializing.

  3. Feb. 21, 2019Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: What Faculty Need to KnowLisa Willis headshot

    NSERC now requires an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) statement on its applications and CIHR wants to know how you are incorporating sex and gender into your research but most faculty don't even know what EDI is. 

    Join Prof. Lisa Willis for a seminar on including EDI into your grants, reference letters, hiring practices and managing trainees.

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