Discovery and Innovation through Science at Waterloo

Science at Waterloo is a global leader in research that pushes the boundaries of knowledge and imagination. From black holes and quantum computing, to ensuring the health of our great lakes, or creating new materials, medications and vision care, our research leads to disruptive innovations that will ensure a healthy and sustainable future. 

Discover your strength in Science

Our strength in cutting-edge research translates into high impact learning experiences for students that will prepare them for exciting and rewarding careers.  In Science at Waterloo, you will be able to participate in co-op, laboratory and field experiments, study abroad, service learning and undergraduate research.  Entrepreneurial students interested in translating research into new technologies and services are supported through Velocity Science and have access to dedicated space for research and testing their ideas. 

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Departments and Schools

We take our valuable research strengths and translate them into hands-on education and co-op experiences that prepare Science students for rewarding careers.

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Research excellence

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.

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News

The Faculty of Science is saddened to share that Anne Innis Dagg, a groundbreaking Canadian zoologist, feminist and environmentalist, passed away on April 1, 2024. She studied and worked at the University of Waterloo from the 1960s through 2013, pursuing a wide range of research interests.

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