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. Nov. 13, 2019Biology Professor Kirsten Müller embarking on leadership voyage to Antarctica

    Leaving family, friends and Wi-Fi might not be most people’s idea of a dream experience. However, for biology Professor Kirsten Müller, these things are necessary for her upcoming once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica. In this trip, she will travel alongside 99 other women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine) fields as the fourth cohort of Homeward Bound.

  2. Oct. 31, 2019Science Faculty in its Element at Annual Science Open House
    Child standing and looking at a mosaic of Dmitri Mendeleev.

    This past Saturday, the University of Waterloo science buildings were filled with laughter, smiles, and exclamations of discovery, as families from the Kitchener-Waterloo community gathered for a day of curiosity-driven exploration and experimentation. The annual Science Open House and Gem and Mineral Show drew large crowds to UWaterloo.

  3. Oct. 24, 2019Anne Innis Dagg to receive honorary Doctor of Science
    Anne Dagg

    University of Waterloo alumnus Anne Innis Dagg (PhD ’67) will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo at the Fall 2019 Convocation.

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  1. Nov. 21, 2019Carey Bissonnette Memorial Event
    headshot of Carey Bissonnette

    Please join us as we celebrate the wonderful life of Carey Bissonnette

    This memorial reception will bring together family, friends, students and colleagues as we honour a man who inspired over two decades of uWaterloo scientists.

  2. Nov. 25, 2019Free screening: The Woman Who Loved Giraffes
    Giraffes and 1950s car in savannah.

    Join us to celebrate Dr. Anne Innis Dagg's recent honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Science. We are thrilled to offer a free screening of "The Woman Who Loved Giraffes", a documentary about her life and research, and an audience Q&A with Dr. Innis Dagg, moderated by Dr. Barb Katzenback. Registration required.

  3. Jan. 17, 2020Alumni Ski Day at Osler Bluff

    Waterloo's Faculty of Science in conjunction with the Faculty of Engineering is hosting another fabulous alumni ski day at the beautiful Osler Bluff Ski Club, a private ski club near Collingwood.

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