Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
This December the Nobel prize will be awarded for the direct detection of gravitational waves two years ago. This capped off a century of controversy over their existence, ranging from questions about their nature, tantalizing clues of their influence, and dubious claims of detection.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy, as part of the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 campaign, is hosting 125 students in Grades 7 and 8 for free hands-on activity workshops, inspiring talks, and a panel discussion, to encourage and engage girls in exploring physics.
Celebrate with students at the Science Awards Reception!
Our upcoming Science Awards Reception will honour student recipients for their achievements in academics, athletics, or international experiences.
There will also be an opportunity for students and attendees to engage in a networking mixer throughout the event.
Please register by November 16th if you plan to attend the event.
The Waterloo Nanotechnology Conference is a student-organized conference that connects students and academia, industry, and entrepreneurs in various fields of nanotechnology.
This event showcases exciting speakers, an informative industry panel discussion, and other interactive activities.
The conference will be taking place November 18, 2017 at the Quantum Nano Center. Stay tuned for more details!
Please join us for a Faculty of Science HeForShe panel discussion on Negotiation.
Regardless of what position you have applied for, chances are you will enter some form of negotiation if you are successful. But how can you effectively negotiate for equitable pay, benefits, and other position-specific items?
Transformative Governance on an Urban Planet
Sarah Burch, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Governance and Innovation, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo
The 2017 Paul Karrow Lecture Series features an academic seminar and evening public lecture by
Dr. Matthew Lamanna, Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Awakening the Titans: Discovering Giant New Dinosaurs in the Southern Continents
3:30-4:30 pm | MC 4021
New Fossil Discoveries from the End of the Age of Dinosaurs in Antarctica
7:30-8:30 pm | EIT 1015
Come out to our Resiliency Workshop next Wednesday, November 15 from 6:00 - 7:00pm in STC 0020 to learn how to cope and bounce back from failure, with Science Counsellor Sue Fraser as the evening's special guest speaker.
Free food will be provided!
See you all there!
The dominant idea of manhood affects us all. More and more men are beginning to stand up and speak out about their desire to redefine what it means to be a man today.
This three hour workshop, hosted by the Faculty of Science and HeForShe, will provide men with the tools to become better versions of themselves through interactive exercises and discussion.
Thinking of applying to graduate school? Attend our information session for tips and tricks on how to ace your grad applications.
- Finding a supervisor
- Reference letters
- Course-based vs research-based studies
- Should I take a year off?
- Life as a graduate student
- Applying outside your area of study
Waterloo Science welcomes future students and their families to campus to discover our undergraduate programs, campus, student life and more at our 2017 Fall Open House.
What works to support greater equality, diversity and inclusivity in STEM and beyond?
Hang out with us at the Science Open House!
Join us on October 28th for an extravaganza of hands-on science discovery for school-age kids. From 10am to 4pm on Saturday we'll fill the Science Teaching Complex (STC) and EIT with opportunities for kids to explore science!
Visit the University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum for our annual Gem and Mineral Show!
Global Assessment of Payments for Watershed Services
Roy Brouwer, Executive Director of the Water Institute and Professor, Department of Economics, University of Waterloo
From the Exxon Valdez oil spill to the BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill: A story of economic damages from major environmental contamination events
Kevin Boyle, professor of agricultural and applied economics and director of the Program in Real Estate at Virginia Institute of Technology
Dr. Rino Rappuoli is the Chief Scientist and Head External R&D at GSK Vaccines, Siena, Italy. He was awarded a 2017 Canada Gairdner International Award "For pioneering the genomic approach, known as reverse vaccinology, used to develop a vaccine against meningococcus B which has saved many lives worldwide."
The importance of ecosystem-based ecotoxicology for advancing environmental policy, with special reference to Canadian Oil Sands development
Diane Orihel, National Scholar in Aquatic Ecotoxicology and assistant professor in Biology and Environmental Studies at Queen’s University, and
Alana Greaves, Environmental toxicologist and a postdoctoral researcher with Queen’s University
Grade 11 and 12 Biology teachers, bring your class to the University of Waterloo on October 24, 2017 to hear Dr. Rino Rappuoli, Canada Gairdner International Award Winner, speak about his career and research in "pioneering the genomic approach, known as reverse vaccinology, used to develop a vaccine against meningococcus B which has saved many lives worldwide."
The Earth Sciences Museum is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and as part of its celebration will be providing a public tour of the Rock Garden and Museum.
Follow along with Curator Emeritus, Peter Russell and Curator, Corina McDonald as they tell ‘behind the scenes’ stories of the Earth Sciences Museum and Peter Russell Rock Garden.
Operation Wallacea is coming back to University of Waterloo for a follow-up meeting about research opportunities for summer 2018.
Join us on Wednesday, October 4th in QNC1501 any time between 10:30am-12:30pm.
ExVivo Labs is developing innovative tools to make allergy testing safe, simple and certain. Please join us to learn more about medical devices, research and development in a start-up, and how we got started on this crazy journey. You might even find your next career opportunity with us!
Food and beverages will be provided.