Waterloo Ready - Science 

What to expect from Waterloo Ready - Science

Welcome to Science at Waterloo! Before you start classes in September, we want to help you get up to speed and feel confident that you’ve got the skills you need to be successful in your first year. Waterloo Ready - Science provides the tools and resources to help you do just that. 


Science Live Chat

Join us on July 8, 2020 at 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT to: 

  • Be officially welcomed to the Faculty of Science
  • Get to know some of your academic advisors and how they can support you
  • Learn from upper-year Science students - hear stories about their student experience, how they adapted to university studies and to the new online reality
  • Have your questions answered, receive important information about upcoming activities, and learn how to stay connected throughout the summer

Register now and tune into the live chat

Check out our troubleshooting Webex tips to get the best live chat experience. If you can't make the Live Chat and have questions about the upcoming term, reach out to your academic advisor. We'll also post a recording after the Live Chat. 


A student walking down the grand staircase in the Science Teaching ComplexScience LEARN module and discussion boards

LEARN is the University of Waterloo's online learning management system. This is where many of your instructors will organize course materials, activities and assessments. 

As part of Waterloo Ready, we've created a LEARN module to help you prepare for September. We've designed it to help you learn about resources and to build your skills for Science at Waterloo. Check back as there'll be new content each week from the end of June to mid-August. While participating, you'll also get familiar with the platform you'll use for most of your online courses. Get a head start for September by signing in today!

Throughout the Waterloo Ready - Science LEARN module and discussion boards, you'll discover:

  • How to use our online systems (LEARN, Quest, Portal and more),

  • The differences between high school and university,

  • Routines and best practices for learning,

  • How to prepare for September and what to expect in the first six weeks,

  • Campus resources and supports,

  • Faculty specific hacks for success,

  • Academic preparedness, and

  • How to get involved.

Sign in to LEARN with your username@uwaterloo.ca email address and WatIAM password. You'll see Waterloo Ready - Science in your LEARN Courses and Communities. If you haven't set up your official uwaterloo.ca email through Office 365, you'll need to do so before accessing LEARN.


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