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 Concept 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. 22, 2021Preparing the next generation of Green Collar Professionals
    Headshot of Andrew Cahill standing in front of a brick wall

    Alumni Profile: Andrew Cahill, BSc ’14

  2. Apr. 20, 2021Okey Igboeli named next Director of the Science and Business Program
    Okey Igboeli

    The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce that Professor Okey Igboeli will be our next Director in the Science and Business Program, effective July 1, 2021.

  3. Apr. 9, 2021The origin of water on planets in our universe
    Star Forming region NGC_7129, a cloud of pink and green gas with balls of bright light inside. Stars around the outside

    Water is essential for life as we know it – water makes up around 70% of the human body, covers about 70% of the planet Earth, has been found in the far reaches of our universe, and is at the centre of our search for habitable planets around other stars.

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  1. Apr. 30, 2021Optics and Photonics Seminar

    Kyung Choi

    ​University of Waterloo


  2. May 26, 2021New Faculty Lecture Series
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     Come meet our newest faculty members

    The Faculty of Science is proud to announce a new, complimentary online lecture series that highlights the incredible new talent in our midst.  Over the coming months, we will be hosting a series of talks from a wide range of topics that introduce you to our latest lecturers, researchers and future stars of the Faculty.

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