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. Sep. 14, 2022Kevin Costello awarded John L. Synge Award from Royal Society of Canada
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    Nineteen eminent Canadian scientists, scholars and researchers have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their outstanding achievements in advancing knowledge and understanding of the past and present, including Waterloo’s mathematical physicist Kevin Costello.

  2. Sep. 9, 2022Celebrating a historic gift that expands access to low vision rehabilitation services in Waterloo region
    Photo of George and Judy in front of bookshelf.

    The School of Optometry & Vision Science is renaming its Centre for Sight Enhancement to celebrate a $1.5 million gift from longtime supporters George (OD ’64, DSc ’19) and Judy Woo. This is the largest donation the School has received in its history.

  3. Sep. 8, 2022Dave Edwards inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
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    David Edwards, a professor in the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, was one of the new 2022 Fellows elected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

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  1. Oct. 3, 2022President’s Forum Fall 2022
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    Throughout the fall term President Vivek Goel is holding a series of in-person and virtual consultations to hear ideas from the university community and our partners about how we can accelerate Waterloo’s evolution to become an institution fit for the future.  Join the conversation. University of Waterloo President Vivek Goel wants to hear from you.  

  2. Oct. 5, 2022Sustainable Aeronautics Summit
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    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.

  3. Oct. 10, 2022Cocktail Reception at GSA in Denver
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    Come join us in Denver!

    The University of Waterloo and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are pleased to invite you to an in-person cocktail reception during the Geological Society of America (GSA) conference in Denver, Colorado.

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