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. 25, 2021UWaterloo’s optometry clinic prioritizes staff and patient safety with participation in COVID-19 rapid test pilot program
    Dr. Stanberry receives a Panbio test in the Optometry Clinics

    One of the most challenging parts of a taking a COVID-19 test is how long it can take to get results.

  2. Feb. 17, 2021Graham Murphy wins Canadian Society for Chemistry’s Keith Fagnou Award
    Graham Murphy

    Congratulations to Professor Graham Murphy of the Department of Chemistry, who was awarded the 2021 Keith Fagnou Award by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC).

  3. Feb. 12, 2021Brian Dixon awarded grant to study COVID-19 immunity on University of Waterloo campus
    Brian Dixon


    While many university classes across Canada are being held online, some programs require in-person learning and access to on- and off-campus research and learning facilities. This increases the risk of exposure for students, faculty and staff to SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19.

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  1. Mar. 8, 2021International Women's Day High Tea Social
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    Grab your favourite afternoon drink, cozy up in your favourite chair and spend an hour with some truly inspirational women. Whether you'd like to just listen, or engage over text in the online chat forum, this virtual high tea social will be a lively commentary and round-table discussion about why women choose to challenge.

  2. Mar. 10, 2021Student Awards Celebration: The Stars at Waterloo
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    Let's Celebrate our Student Award Recipients

    The Faculty of Science is celebrating the achievements of this year's student award recipients. Please help us celebrate! Join us virtually as we bring together our students, donors, faculty and staff to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of our Science Stars.

  3. Mar. 23, 2021New Faculty Lecture Series
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     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.

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