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. Oct. 17, 2021Bringing eye health to the global scale
    An ophthalmologist imaging the back of a patient's eye

    Vision is one of our most dominant senses, and our world is often built around our ability to see. Despite this, the World Health Organization reports that more than one third of people around the world suffer from some form of vision impairment or blindness. Of these estimated 2.2 billion people, at least one billion of these cases could have been prevented or have not been addressed yet.

  2. Oct. 13, 2021Exploring new ways to test blood sugar levels for diabetes patients
    Wenyu Gao with a prototype saliva sensor

    Despite breakthrough diabetes research over the past century, people with diabetes still need to rely on obtaining blood samples to monitor their sugar levels. Daily glucose monitoring by tracking blood sugar levels is essential for managing both types 1 and 2 diabetes, however the current method – finger pricking – is invasive and can become burdensome with how often it needs to be done.

  3. Oct. 11, 2021Quantum detectors to be laser-healed in space

    A satellite to test in-orbit laser annealing was sent into orbit from the International Space Station (ISS) today, marking an important step towards the realization of secure quantum communication using satellites and a global quantum internet.

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  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Nov. 13, 2021FUSION 2021: Advances and Emerging Opportunities in Financial Technology

    The Fusion Conference merges knowledge from science, business, and technology fields through a unique theme each year. This year’s conference theme revolves around Advances and Emerging Opportunities in Financial Technology!

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