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. July 13, 2020Chris Yakymchuk wins the 2020 Mineralogical Association of Canada Young Scientist Award
    Headshot of Chris Yakymchuk

    Chris Yakymchuk, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, has won the 2020 Young Scientist Award for his holistic approach to geology that spans the micro- to macro- to tectonic-scales. He's the first University of Waterloo researcher to win the award.

  2. July 10, 2020Vision science grad student Yara Mohiar places second at Waterloo 3MT competition
    Group photo of all 2020 Waterloo 3MT competitors.

    Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs hosted the first ever virtual University of Waterloo Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. Biologist Isabel Hilgendag and vision scientist Yara Mohiar both represented the Faculty of Science. Mohiar won second place, making her the fourth student from the School of Optometry and Vision Science to place/win at the university level competition.

  3. July 8, 2020Inoculating against misinformation
    Ridhi Patel sits next to laptop with covid trivia game on the screen.

    COVID-19 overwhelmed healthcare systems around the world and left a devastating death toll in its path. The pandemic struck fear and panic in everyone. Knowing very little about the new virus and with no cure, COVID-19 encouraged the rapid spread of misinformation. Undergraduate Science student, Ridhi Patel, developed a game to fight COVID-19 misinformation.

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  1. July 15, 2020SIH Presents: Effective Scientific Communication
    Headshot of Betty Zou

    Manager of Research Communications Betty Zou emerged from her Ph.D at the University of Toronto as an expert in molecular and microbiology with a Vanier Canada scholarship to her name and exemplary communications skills. She decided to put those communications skills to good use by helping to open the world of science to the general public. 

  2. July 22, 2020WIN Intellectual Property Series: Commercialization Panel Discussion
    WIN & WatCo Intellectual Property Series with cartoon man at a computer.

    You’ve got your research, now what?

    What are some of the on-campus resources or connections to help you take your research, product, technology or idea to the next stage? Come listen to our speakers who will share their experiences from research to market.

  3. July 29, 2020SIH Skills Development: Figure Making 101
    July 29, 2020 3 PM Figure Making 101 with medical illustration or figure

    Being able to shape your data into a publication-quality figure can sometimes make or break whether your data are accepted or even understood properly. We’ll be examining how figures are created from raw data using existing peer-reviewed papers. 

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