Faculty of Science

We are a thriving community of scholars, researchers and teachers with a passion for learning and exchanging ideas.

Our mission is to create, disseminate, and apply scientific knowledge. We innovate and excel in teaching and research, so as to advance the goals of the University  and the development of society.


Carleton students take on Shopify internships

These Shopify internships will see students split their time between the Carleton campus and Shopify’s downtown headquarters throughout their four-year Bachelor of Computer Science program. They’ll learn both in the classroom and by doing hands-on work, with Shopify paying a salary and covering their tuition as well.

2016 Biology Butterfly Show Lifts Off at Carleton University

Carleton’s popular annual Biology Butterfly Show will open on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 and run until Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. The exhibit will be open each day between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (On the weekend, lines close at 3 p.m. due to volume). The show is in the Nesbitt Biology Building on University Drive.

Carleton University Partners with Shopify to Introduce First-in-Canada Multi-Year Student Internships

Learning by doing drives the classroom message home. And earning while learning? Hard to beat. Carleton University and Shopify, the leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small- and medium-sized businesses, are introducing a new model of learning that embeds students in an industrial environment. This fall, 11 Carleton students are splitting their time between the university’s campus and Shopify’s downtown Ottawa headquarters. Students will learn some course concepts at Shopify by joining teams and contributing to projects, with the freedom to take as much or as little time as needed for deep understanding of concepts, in addition to taking theoretical courses and electives at Carleton.

Carleton Grad Research – Easing Chronic Pain

Did you know that one in five Canadians suffer from chronic pain? “I know this can be a devastating disease that impacts all aspects of one’s life, as well as the lives of the ones they love,” says Annemarie Dedek, a grad student in Neuroscience who is helping to research potential treatments for chronic pain.

Carleton students benefit from Carleton's N2 Network subscription

Carleton University has joined the N2 Network for one year to allow all Carleton students and staff to apply for online certificate programs offered by the CITI program. The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) is a leading provider of research education content. CITI’s web-based training materials serve millions of learners at academic institutions, government agencies and commercial organizations around the world.