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.

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  1. Sep. 26, 2021Aviation research takes off virtually on campus
    Dean Bob Lemieux in the flight simulator

    The University of Waterloo has recently undertaken a significant step forward in promoting aviation research on campus, through the purchase of a new flight simulator.

    The new flight simulator will allow researchers to have priority access to a simulator, which although common technology within flight school settings — including the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre — they usually prioritize student flight training instead of research efforts.

  2. Sep. 21, 2021Inaugural Excellence in Science Research Awards announced
    Professors Avery Broderick, Barb Katzenback, and Ben Thompson

    Congratulations to Professors Avery Broderick, Barb Katzenback, and Ben Thompson for being selected as the first recipients for the new Faculty of Science Excellence in Science Research Award!

  3. Sep. 9, 2021Groundbreaking technique yields important new details on possible ‘fifth force’
    Professor Dmitry Pushin standing in an industrial looking lab space

    A group of researchers have used a groundbreaking new technique to reveal previously unrecognized properties of technologically crucial silicon crystals and uncovered new information about an important subatomic particle and a long-theorized fifth force of nature.

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  1. Oct. 7, 2021IQC Alumni Lecture Series: Corey Rae McRae

    Join alum Corey Rae McRae, PhD ’18, as she shares her career journey and talks about current research.

    Corey Rae McRae is the director of the Boulder Cryogenic Quantum Testbed, as well as a research associate at the University of Colorado Boulder and NIST Boulder. Her research focuses on materials and metrology for superconducting quantum computing. McRae grew up in London, ON, and received her PhD from IQC in 2018 from Matteo Mariantoni's group. She credits her research success to cold calling and not being afraid to get in over her head.

  2. Oct. 22, 2021Gairdner Foundation- High School Student Lecture

    "Why School Environment Matters and What You Can Do About It"

    Speaker: Dr. Vikram Patel, The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School

  3. Oct. 28, 2021Science 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. Martin Ross, 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.

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