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About the Faculty of Science

A powerhouse of discovery

Since its founding in 1959, the Faculty of Science has become a research leader nationally and internationally. From a new map of the universe to better batteries to the threat of invasive species, Science researchers are committed to sharing exciting and relevant research findings with the Canadians and the world.

Waterloo Science research has been featured by local, national and international media outlets, including CBC’s Quirks and Quarks, BBC Nature, and the cover article of Scientific American.

In addition to transformative research, the Faculty of Science also values its outstanding faculty and students, its rich student education experience, and engaging community outreach events.

Science at Canada’s Most Innovative Research University features

Waterloo Science is a world leader in research, education and community outreach. We are proud of our faculty, staff and students.

Science at a glance 2014/15

  • Undergraduate Enrolment: 5,021
  • Graduate Enrolment: 547 (39% international FTE)
  • International students, country of origin: 70
  • Total female enrolment: 53.0%
  • International exchange programs: 100 agreements in 80 countries

Robert P. Lemieux

Dean of Science, Bob Lemieux

Office of the Dean

Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext. 30353
Location: ESC 252