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 Velocity 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. Aug. 16, 2022The photon ring: a black hole ready for its close-up
    Thin ring of light passing around the back of a supermassive black hole.

    Scientists have discerned a sharp ring of light created by photons whipping around the back of a supermassive black hole in a vivid confirmation of theoretical prediction.

  2. Aug. 15, 2022Stormwater management ponds may not hold the solution for depleting wetlands
    Aerial View of stormwater management pond

    Relying on stormwater management (SWM) ponds to restore the depleting wetlands is not sustainable and lacks the critical ecosystem services vital for biodiversity, a new study found.

  3. Aug. 12, 2022Physicists receive LITE seed grant for collaborative, inclusive group work

    The Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) has announced the latest recipients of the Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) Seed Grants. Waterloo physicists received funding for their project on collaborative group work in introductory science courses.

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  1. Aug. 19, 2022Start Your Career in Data Science
    Poster: Unlock the power of data. August 19th noon to one pm. List of partners with logos.

    Whether you are a recent math or science graduate, a working professional in operations, business intelligence, or marketing and communications, or simply interested in advancing your career, this info session will empower you to explore the in-demand field of big data. Attend this free, virtual information session and learn how you can kickstart your career in data science.

  2. Sep. 9, 2022Start Your Career in Data Science
    Poster: Unlock the power of big data. Sept 9th noon to one. List of partners and logos.

    Whether you are a recent math or science graduate, a working professional in operations, business intelligence, or marketing and communications, or simply interested in advancing your career, this info session will empower you to explore the in-demand field of big data. Attend this free, virtual information session and learn how you can kickstart your career in data science.

  3. Oct. 5, 2022Sustainable Aeronautics Summit
    plane in flight with green and yellow artistic line overlay

    The University of Waterloo and the Region of Waterloo will host a Sustainable Aeronautics Summit at the Region’s International Airport. The event will profile world-leading sustainable aeronautical research, technology, and education. The Summit aims to bring together a unique ecosystem in the region to catalyze sustainable innovations in air transportation.

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