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. Oct. 30, 2020All-women scientific coalition, including Science's Kirsten Müller, calls for marine protected area for Antarctica Peninsula
    Solitary iceberg on the ocean during sunset. The sky and ocean are blue and purple sunset colours

    Almost a year ago, Professor Kirsten Müller from the department of biology embarked on a life-changing voyage to Antarctica

  2. Oct. 26, 2020New analysis shows a “wobble” in the ring around a black hole
    Black hole image, showing a red and orange circle of light before it has crossed the event horizon

    Avery Broderick talks about the latest Event Horizon Telescope work!

    When the first picture of a black hole, a gravitational well from which no light can escape, was unveiled last year, it was a stunning technological feat.

  3. Oct. 24, 2020Meet Science's 2020 Valedictorian, Megan Thomas
    Megan Thomas in a graduation rob and science hood

    Megan Thomas (BSc ’20) has always been very interested in biology and the flexibility of Biomedical Science at Waterloo was attractive. Her decision was finalized when she visited the campus in her final year of high school and instantly felt a sense of community. She knew she’d be able to call this place home. 

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  1. Nov. 17, 2020New Faculty Lecture Series

     Come meet our newest faculty members

    The Faculty of Science is proud to announce a new, complimentary online lecture series that highlights the incredible new talent in our midst.  Over the coming months, we will be hosting a series of talks from a wide range of topics that introduce you to our latest lecturers, researchers and future stars of the Faculty.

  2. Nov. 18, 2020Science Grad School Information Session
    People at a table getting information

    Thinking of applying to graduate school in Science this year or next? Attend our second 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. After his presentation you will have the opportunity to ask him questions and then breakoff into rooms with our department, school, and institute admission coordinators and faculty members to ask more specific questions.

  3. Nov. 19, 2020Farvolden 2020 Symposium and Lecture

    The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences Proudly Presents:

    Dr. Thomas Harter, University of California, Davis

    "Nonpoint source pollution in agricultural landscapes:
    Assessment, monitoring, regulation, and management"


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