Opened in 2012, the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre offers some of the world’s most sophisticated laboratories for quantum science and nanotechnology research. Quantum research at Waterloo has the potential to change the way we share and secure information, and nanotechnology discoveries will influence everything from human health to alternative energy. These innovations include advances in cryptography that will keep our digital information safer and nano-materials than can help clean water.

VivaSpire Team

Engineering student design teams win $50,000 each to launch startups


Waterloo Engineering alumni Chamath Palihapitiya and Brigette Lau launched venture fund to support new engineering grads with promising ideas

cityscape connected by technology

Artificial intelligence and the Waterloo-Toronto tech supercluster


University of Waterloo will play important role with applied AI solutions for everything from healthcare to finance and transportation

E7 building

$32.6M in federal funding for new Engineering 7 building


New building will house research on machine intelligence, mobile robotics, autonomous vehicles and wearable biomedical devices

Waterloo Architecture student

Celebrating 60 years of innovation


From 74 engineering students in 1957 to 198,000 alumni six decades later


New Gecko Gripper can be used in manufacturing and medicine


Waterloo engineers used the gecko for inspiration when inventing a device that can handle the delicate silicon wafers in electronics

Philosophy Professor Heather Douglas

Closing the gap between science and society


Waterloo Philosophy Professor Heather Douglas has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Cheriton School of Computer Science

Waterloo ranked #1 school in Canada for computer science, engineering


U.S. News ranking recognizes Waterloo as a national leader in core disciplines


LeafGenius: Nanotech that takes the guesswork out of gardening


Waterloo startup founder invents a nanotech fertilizer that delivers moisture, nutrients and oxygen directly to roots at the right time

Minister Duncan gets a demonstration from a female engineer

Federal Minister of Science visits University of Waterloo


Minister meets students in the Institute for Quantum Computing, Velocity Science program and the Sedra Student Design Centre

Sue Ann Campbell, Nerissa Wong and Beth Coleman

#UWCeilingBreakers: Challenging the status quo


Special issue of Waterloo Magazine celebrates women who lead, and explores equity in education and the workplace