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. 4, 2021Waterloo Science researchers awarded $17 million in funding
    Professors Linda Nazar, Tong Leung, Michel Fich, Kirsten Muller, Paul Craig, Brian Dixon, David Blowes, and Carol Ptacek

    From the smallest of nanomaterials to the edges of our known galaxy, and every water droplet in between, researchers in the Faculty of Science are pushing the boundaries of knowledge.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

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  1. Mar. 8, 2021International Women's Day High Tea Social
    iWD tea

    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
    stars at waterloo image

    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. 15, 2021Towards Reconciliation: 10 Calls to Action for Natural Scientists
    Towards Reconciliation: 10 Calls to Action for Natural Scientists. Background image: sunrise over a lake

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