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. Feb. 19, 2020Philippe Van Cappellen to receive Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision
    Philippe Van Cappellen

    Professor and Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate Philippe Van Cappellen has been selected to receive an Award of Excellence in Graduate Supervision this year from the University of Waterloo.

  2. Feb. 18, 2020Waterloo professor ranks among world’s top 10 influential analytical scientists

    Waterloo Science Professor Janusz Pawliszyn, from the department of Chemistry was named the 9th most influential person in analytical science across the globe by Analytical Scientist’s 2019 Power List.

  3. Feb. 6, 2020At least 13% of wastewater treated by Southern Ontario septic systems ends up in streams

    The presence of artificial sweeteners has revealed that at least 13 percent of septic system wastewater from rural Southern Ontario homes eventually makes its way into local streams.

    In a recent study, researchers at the University of Waterloo used the presence of artificial sweeteners excreted from humans to identify the wastewater content in streams across rural Southern Ontario.

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  1. Feb. 26, 2020WIN Seminar Series: Adventures with Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity
    David Waldeck seminar poster

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present a Seminar Series talk by Professor David H. Waldeck, a distinguished professor at the University of Pittsburgh and Director of the Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering.

  2. Mar. 3, 2020Women in Science (WiS) Undergraduate Research Symposium
    Women in Science Research Symposium poster

    The Women in Science Society is excited to announce the third annual Women in Science Undergraduate Research Symposium! The main objective of the symposium is to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to present their research projects barrier free (i.e. free of charge). This year's symposium will feature poster presentations by our undergraduate students and a keynote presentation by Dr. Eden Hennessey!

  3. Mar. 3, 2020Science 3MT Faculty Heat
    3 minute thesis with a timer icon

    Interested in research? Want to learn more about what our Science grad students are working on? Thinking of competing in the 3 Minute Thesis next year?

    Join us to see how the participants use one slide and three minutes to present their research to a public audience.

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