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. Feb. 9, 2023Physics student Sarah Rourke named a McCall MacBain Scholarship finalist
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    Physics undergraduate student Sarah Rourke was named a finalist for the first global cohort of McCall MacBain Scholars for her academic strength, community involvement and character. The scholarships provide a life-changing opportunity for students who have a track record of contributing to their communities and a genuine desire to make a positive impact.

  2. Feb. 8, 2023Biology master's student Joud Abu Farah wins best poster at the Wastewater Surveillance Conference
    Joud Abu Farah holding award standing in front of her poster.

    Biology master's student Joud Abu Farah won the best poster presentation award at the Wastewater Surveillance Conference in Toronto last week. She is developing a wastewater surveillance method for influenza A, B and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). 

  3. Feb. 7, 2023New discovery may be key to controlling chemical reactions
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    A new study published today in Nature is changing our understanding of chemical reactions and overturning previous theoretical models by finding an unexpected resonance frequency during the reaction of two molecules.

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  1. Feb. 20, 2023Family Day at the Earth Sciences Museum
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    Come visit the Earth Sciences Museum on Family Day!

  2. Mar. 8, 20232023 International Women's Day High Tea Social
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    Once again, the Faculty of Science is thrilled to present our annual High Tea Social, celebrating International Women's Day.

    Grab your favourite afternoon drink, cozy up in your favourite chair and spend an hour with some truly inspirational women. Whether you'd like to just listen, or engage over text in the online chat forum, this virtual high tea social will be a lively commentary and round-table discussion.

  3. Mar. 18, 2023March Break Open House
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    The University of Waterloo's March Break Open House will be on Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.

    Can't join us in person? March Break Open House virtual sessions will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Register to receive details and links to the sessions.

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