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. Mar. 23, 2020Distinguished Waterloo hydrogeologist John Cherry awarded prestigious Stockholm Water Prize
    Prof. John Cherry working in a lab.

    John Cherry, a distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has been awarded the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for his work on groundwater contamination. He's an internationally recognized and sought-after advocate for the monitoring, management and protection of groundwater resources. The announcement was made by the Stockholm International Water Institute yesterday on the United Nations World Water Day. 

  2. Mar. 13, 2020Researchers can now investigate the deep ocean without damaging fragile ecosystems

    Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found an environmentally friendly way to explore life in the depths of the ocean.

    Using a new application of a sampling technique called solid phase microextraction (SPME), researchers collected samples from deep sea vent ecosystems to study the biological and ecological processes that occur there, without damaging the surrounding organisms.

  3. Mar. 10, 2020Ontario government awards $3.4 million to Waterloo researchers for infrastructure

    Twenty-nine University of Waterloo researchers, including 4 science recipients, will receive $3.4 million from the provincial government to further research innovation in Ontario. 

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