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.


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  1. Aug. 4, 2022Velocity Science returns to campus and is ready to advance the growth of science-based startups
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    Global advancements in sciences, together with digital transformation, continue to accelerate innovation, significantly impacting all sectors of the economy. Velocity Science companies lead the way, helping thousands of patients, combating production shortages, and solving accessibility issues and sustainability for long-term solutions.

  2. Aug. 2, 2022Earth Adjunct Professor appointed to Expert Panel on the Future of Arctic and Northern Research in Canada
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    The Arctic is undergoing unprecedented changes. As a result, Northern communities, and Canada as an Arctic and maritime country, are facing profound economic, social, and ecosystem impacts. Adjunct Professor Richard Boudreault, in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has been appointed as a member of the Expert Panel on the Future of Arctic and Northern Research in Canada at the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA)

  3. July 28, 2022Josh Neufeld wins 2021 Excellence in Online Teaching Award
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    Biology Professor Josh Neufeld goes above and beyond for his students. His use of clickers, twitter, and art are pioneering. His Halloween costumes are legendary. It was no surprise, when the Centre for Extended Learning announced Josh Neufeld won the 2021 Award for Excellence in Online Teaching.

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  1. Aug. 10 to 11, 20222022 Global Summit: Nanotechnology for a Healthier and Sustainable Future
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    Nanotechnology is a powerful tool that can be utilized to create a sustainable, healthy, and prosperous future. Through the 2022 Global Summit we hope all attendees will appreciate the opportunities that nanotechnology can provide along with understanding its limitations so that they can be addressed. The Global Summit will bring together people from all over the world who are interested in improving global health in terms of nanotechnology, sustainability, digital health, and equity, diversity & inclusion (ED&I).

  2. Aug. 10, 2022Get Ready for Fall - Q&A Webinar
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    With only one month until you begin your first year at UWaterloo, the Science Undergraduate Office wants to help you Get Waterloo Ready by answering all your questions. 

  3. Aug. 10, 2022Astronomy At Home Lecture Series: Perseid Meteor Shower
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