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. Sep. 17, 2020Dr. Stanly Woo appointed to second term as School of Optometry and Vision Science Director

    Dr. Stanley Woo will serve a second term as Director of the School of Optometry & Vision Science after a strong majority of faculty and staff voted in favour of reappointment. The Nominating Committee voted unanimously in favour of recommending Dr. Woo to a second four-year term, which will run from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025.

  2. Sep. 15, 2020Two Science faculty appointed as 2020 University Research Chairs
    Andrew Doxey and Zoya Leonenko

    Congratulations to Professor Andrew Doxey from the department of biology and Professor Zoya Leonenko from the department of physics and astronomy for their appointment as University Research Chairs!

  3. Sep. 14, 2020New intervention could help patients with macular degeneration recover vision
    Ben Thompson

    Researchers have discovered that a single, 20-minute session of non-invasive brain stimulation of the visual cortex can reduce the effects of macular degeneration.

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  1. Sep. 25 to 27, 2020Amazing Science Race
    The Amazing Science Race

    Welcome to the Amazing Science Race!

    Science teams ready, set and GO!

    It's on! All alumni, students, friends and family are invited to join us online for the Amazing Science Race, a virtual race and scavenger hunt. You can participate on your own, or if you prefer, gather some friends or family members to round out your team.

  2. Oct. 22, 2020WIN Distinguished Lecture Series: Materials Innovations for Emerging Energy Technologies
    Materials Innovations for Emerging Energy Technologies

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present a Distinguished Lecture Series talk by Professor Liangbing (Bing) Hu, a distinguished professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland.

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