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. May 17, 2021Science researchers observe unprecedented Hall effect
    Wei Tsen in the Quantum Materials and Devices Lab.

    Researchers studying two-dimensional crystalline materials have observed an electromagnetic effect, called the nonlinear anomalous Hall effect, of unprecedented size. Their finding opens the door to exploring other quantum materials using their techniques and hints at promising applications in spintronic devices.

  2. May 13, 2021Patients give high praise to university’s Optometry Clinics during COVID-19
    Patient getting an eye exam.

    When the global pandemic forced Ontario into lockdown in mid- March 2020, the School of Optometry & Vision Science’s patient care Clinic staff were forced to take a step back and evaluate how they could safely continue offering care to the community.

  3. May 11, 2021Researchers test new approach to quantum-secured communication in space
    A graphical depiction of quantum

    Researchers from Canada and the United Kingdom will test a new approach for secure communication using satellite-based quantum technology.

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  1. May 19, 2021PhysiX: Girls Matter
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  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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