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At the Faculty of Science, our faculty members are actively engaged in research across all of our departments with an emphasis on collaborative and interdisciplinary work. Within the faculty and in cooperation with the Office of Research Services, we have several interdisciplinary research centres and research chairs. Currently, our Canada Research Chairs are:

  • Jennifer Baltzer, Canada Research Chair in Forests and Global Change, Department of Biology
  • Mark Eys, Canada Research Chair in Group Dynamics and Physical Activity, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • Homa Kheyrollah Pour, Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing of Environmental Change, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Philip Marsh, Canada Research Chair in Cold Regions Water Science, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Roderick Melnik, Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Modelling, Department of Mathematics
  • Alison Mountz, Canada Research Chair in Global Migration Studies, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Anne Wilson, Canada Research Chair in Social Psychology, Department of Psychology

We are committed to involving undergraduate students in research and also have extensive graduate student involvement in research through our research-based graduate programs.

Visit our departmental webpages (aimed at current students) to find out more about our research:

Research Facilities

The Faculty of Science is headquartered in the Waterloo campus's Science Building, which boasts state-of-the-art labs, equipment, and software. The adjacent Science Research Centre is where much of the faculty's cutting-edge research is done.

A significant portion of the faculty's research is also carried out at the Northdale Campus on Hickory St. W., Waterloo, and the Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science (CCRWS), a collaborative research facility that houses a variety of state-of-the-art analytical equipment.

Before working in a lab, be sure to follow lab safety instructions, including undergoing the proper training.

Contact Us:

T: 519.884.0710 x2129
F: 519.884.0464
Office Location: Science Building main floor, N1048, Waterloo campus

Science Building Hours

Monday–Thursday: 6 a.m.–11 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
Weekends/Holidays: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Dean of Science Office Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.