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. Mar. 24, 2023Prof. Scott Taylor wins the Bernard Belleau Award for contributions to medicinal chemistry
    Dr. Scott Taylor

    Dr. Scott Taylor has been awarded the Bernard Belleau Award from the Chemical Institute of Canada for his numerous and important contributions to medicinal chemistry. Taylor is a world leader in the study of an important class of antibacterial drugs known as the calcium-dependent lipopeptide antibiotics (CDAs).

  2. Mar. 15, 2023Researchers bring theory to reality with a new experiment
    Four people standing beside a white tank

    Energy is present everywhere in the universe, from the tiniest particles to the vastness of space. According to quantum mechanics, vacuum states like outer space are not actually empty, because when observed at microscopic scales, there are spontaneous energy fluctuations. 

  3. Mar. 14, 2023Velocity $5K winter 2023 semi-finalists announced
    Velocity $5K semi-finals with 4 pictures of students from previous competitions

    Two science-led companies will take the stage this week and pitch at Velocity’s $5K Winter 2023 semi-finals for their chance to advance to the finals later this month.

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  1. Apr. 5, 2023Science Graduation Send-Off 2023
    Science Graduation Send-Off!

    Congratulations on reaching this incredible milestone! To honour your hard work and perseverance, the Faculty of Science invites you to attend this celebration of you!

  2. June 2 to 3, 2023Alumni Weekend 2023
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    Come Join Us!

    It's time to come back to campus, and celebrate being an alum of the University of Waterloo.

    You can register now for Alumni Weekend and choose exactly which activities you want to be part of! We have plenty of events planned over two days so be sure to check out what's happening!

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