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Welcome to the Waterloo Centre for German Studies

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is a research institute at the University of Waterloo. Funded by private donations, the WCGS supports research into all aspects of the German-speaking world, and are committed to publicly-oriented scholarship. We facilitate the communication of German studies research, distribute awards to students wishing to study in Germany, and organize cultural programming for the university and wider communities.


  1. May 8, 2018Nominations for WCGS Book Prize Now Open

    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies Book Prize has been established to recognize first-time authors whose scholarly work provides a substantial contribution to our understanding of any aspect of German-speaking society. Find out more on our website.

  2. May 7, 2018Travelling Exhibit at Waterloo Region Museum

    Canada and Germany: Partners from Immigration to Innovation

    At the Waterloo Region Museum from May 25 to September 3, 2018 this exhibit presents historical events over the centuries, inspiring stories of German immigrants, and innovative bilateral research projects and partnerships.

  3. May 7, 2018Film Screening: Goethe-Institut Toronto

    Goethe films: Schlingensief - Approach those you fear

    Thu, 05/10/2018 -Thu, 05/17/2018 @6:30 pm, Tiff Bell Lightbox

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  1. May 23, 2018Transnational Perspectives on Black Germany | Reframing History and Life Narratives

    May 23-25, 2018

    Conference by The Black German Heritage & Research Association and the University of Toronto.

    Keynote Speakers and Topics:

  2. May 23, 2018German Language Film FestivalGerman Language Film Festival Logo

    Wednesdays May 23, 30, and June 6, 2018

  3. May 25, 2018Transnational Perspectives on Black Germany | Reframing History and Life Narratives

    May 23-25, 2018

    Conference by The Black German Heritage & Research Association and the University of Toronto.

    Keynote Speakers and Topics:

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