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.
Departments and Schools
- May 15, 2023Alum's gift builds a community
Sumaya Nur (BioMed '21) knows the impact an award can make. She received the Collective Movement Award for Community Leadership during her final year at Waterloo and founded The Rights Project.
- May 2, 2023Chris Houser appointed next Dean of Science
The Faculty of Science is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Chris Houser as the 10th dean of science for the University of Waterloo. His five-year term will begin on July 1, 2023.
- Apr. 27, 2023New sustainable mining technique harnesses the power of microbes
The climate crisis and rising demand for critical minerals requires the development of new mining techniques. Adding microbes to old mine waste is one way to recover critical metals as well as capture and store carbon.
- June 2 to 3, 2023Alumni Weekend 2023
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!
- June 5 to 23, 20232023 Summer School: Water and Energy Security in a Changing Climate
A Sustainable Futures Initiative presented by the University of Waterloo
The 2023 Summer School will showcase leading-edge research from a wide array of University of Waterloo professors at the interface of water, climate, and energy.
- June 5, 2023Vancouver Alumni Cocktail ReceptionHello Vancouver!The Department of Chemistry will be hosting a cocktail reception at Steamworks Brewpub in Vancouver and invites all scien