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. Dec. 11, 2019Waterloo’s synthetic biology iGEM team awarded silver standing at annual international competition
    iGEM lab team in lab coats

    Each year since 2005, a group of students from the University of Waterloo has been embracing the challenging, but rewarding world of synthetic biology, problem solving and researching for the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition. This competition brings together teams from countries around the world to showcase projects, and learn from each other at an annual conference.

  2. Dec. 3, 2019PhD candidate blends engineering and biology in award-winning research project
    Yannick, PhD candidate in Prof. Emmanuel Ho's lab.

    When he was a young boy growing up in Burkina Faso, Yannick Traore’s dad didn’t like to buy him toys. Yannick had a habit of taking things apart just to figure out how to put them back together. Even as a child, he needed to understand how things worked.

    Today, Yannick’s putting that curiosity to good use as a PhD candidate in Prof. Emmanuel Ho’s lab.

  3. Nov. 28, 2019Brent Plumley, BSc ‘08 | Founder, co owner of SlacklifeBC
    Brent Plumely on a highline rope

    A woman’s scream pierces through the rolling hum of cheers from the sidelines, and Brent Plumley, BSc ‘08 is all nervous smiles.  Bound tightly with a canvas cocoon to a zip line, 350 meters long and 70 meters above a pit of bright blue water of an abandoned copper mine, she clutches a yellow ball.  Her scream culminates into a loud whoop of victory as her ball plops just inside the boundaries of a red target below, ensuring her team’s success.

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  1. 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.

  2. Mar. 6, 20202019 Science Alumni Achievement Awards
    2019 Alumni Achievement Awards

    Robert Lemieux, Dean of the Faculty of Science, cordially invites all faculty, staff, alumni and friends to attend our annual Science Alumni Achievement Awards Reception.

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