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. Oct. 8, 2019New Global Experience Course Pairs Science and Entrepreneurship in Israeli Setting
    SCI 230 class in Israel

    Walking the streets of Jerusalem, swimming in the Dead Sea, and visiting the Holocaust memorial museum Yad Vashem are not the typical types of experiences that come to mind when imagining an undergraduate business class. Yet these are some of the highlights of the new SCI 230 class offered through the Faculty of Science.

  2. Oct. 4, 2019Waterloo targets dark matter, dark energy and black holes with new astrophysics centre

    The University of Waterloo officially launched its astrophysics centre today.

    The Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics (WCA) is being launched to build on the University’s record of success in astrophysics, which includes the creation of the theories tested by the first-ever image of a black hole to be taken. The centre also aims to advance human understanding of phenomena such as dark energy, dark matter and the nature of supermassive black holes.

  3. Oct. 4, 2019Let’s get Astrophysical
    Meteorite in atmosphere

    New Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics looks to the cosmos to solve the greatest mysteries of the Universe

    By Sam Toman

    University Relations

    Astrophysicists can mostly agree that something called dark energy is expanding our Universe at an accelerating rate. That discovery was groundbreaking, but that’s only half the puzzle. Two of the top astrophysicists in the game, Waterloo researchers Will Percival and Mike Hudson, have been chipping away at the question of just how fast it’s accelerating for much of their careers.

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  1. Oct. 23, 2019High School Student event with Canada Gairdner Award Winner
    Gairdner logo

    This event is at capacity, thank you for your interest!

    Grade 11 and 12 Biology teachers, bring your class to the University of Waterloo on October 23, 2019 to hear Canada Gairdner International Award Winner Dr. Bruce Stillman speak about his team's biomedical research and its impact on the world: "Inheritance of your DNA: Passing On Genes And Other Information".

  2. Oct. 25, 2019Fall 2019 Convocation: Faculty of Science
    UWaterloo mace lays on the table in front of two hands shaking

    Congratulations! Convocation is a special time to celebrate all of your achievements with family and friends. The highlight of convocation occurs when graduating students receive their academic hoods, are called to the stage by name, and are presented with their official diplomas.

  3. Oct. 25 to 26, 2019University of Waterloo 2019 Gem and Mineral Show

    Visit the University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum for our annual Gem and Mineral Show!  

    Friday October 25th: 12 noon - 6 p.m.

    Saturday October 26th: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  

    Join us on the first and second floors of the EIT building for two days of gems, minerals, fossils and jewellery.

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