“As Canada and the world continue to grapple with the repercussions of the global pandemic, IQC at the University of Waterloo has a unique role to play in building back in a post-pandemic world.”

Vivek Goel, University of Waterloo President and Vice-Chancellor

Quantum technologies, like all great innovations, are born out of the instinctive sense of curiosity that drives us as humans. We are curious to learn about the world around us. As we grow our understanding, we harness our knowledge to build tools that transform society, and then use those tools to discover new properties of nature which allow us to start the cycle all over again.

At the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC), we are exploring how we can harness the immense power of the quantum world.

Quantum technologies are not just an incremental step. They are a transformational step — a revolution that will impact our world.


IQC is the most interdisciplinary quantum centre with the scale, expertise and talent required to position Canada as a quantum leader globally


citations and 2,431 publications with 200+ in the most prestigious journals since 2002


collaborations with other universities, industry and government partners since 2002


in research grants with a quarter of IQC faculty holding research chair positions


people trained in quantum information science and technology since 2002


of IQC faculty are commercializing their research and expertise through quantum spinoff companies


community including faculty members, students, postdoctoral fellows, technical professionals, affiliates and associates


active awards and grants held by 31 faculty members