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. Jan. 21, 2020Gravitational wave echoes may confirm Stephen Hawking’s hypothesis of quantum black holes
    Artist rendition of gravitational waves

    Echoes in gravitational wave signals suggest that the event horizon of a black hole may be more complicated than scientists currently think.

    Research from the University of Waterloo reports the first tentative detection of these echoes, caused by a microscopic quantum “fuzz” that surrounds newly formed black holes.

    Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time, caused by the collision of massive, compact objects in space, such as black holes or neutron stars.

  2. Jan. 17, 2020Faculty of Science Launches Innovation Hub
    Science Innovation Hub logo.

    An exciting and innovative transition has been taking place in the Faculty of Science, and we are now pleased to announce the opening of the Science Innovation Hub!

  3. Jan. 10, 2020#StrongerTogether through Storytelling – Catching up with Professor Kirsten Müller after Homeward Bound
    Orca whale swimming amongst floating ice

    Antarctica is a cold, mostly barren continent, defined by its isolation and snow. It is also a place that has been set aside for peace and science. The challenges of this desolate and harsh environment provide the necessary surroundings to foster teamwork and collaboration for those living and researching there.

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  1. Jan. 22, 2020Ace your Grad School Applications
    Woman giving presentation to classroom of students

    Thinking of applying to graduate school in Science this year or next? Attend our information session for tips and tricks on how to ace your grad applications. Prof. Shawn Wettig, the Faculty of Science Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, will give the talk.

  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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