Welcome to the Waterloo Centre for German Studies

The members of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS) conduct research on the language, culture, and civilization of German-speaking peoples, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. The Centre offers a wide range of educational and cultural activities for the academy and the broader community. This website provides some information about the WCGS in general, about upcoming events, and about ongoing research projects. We also keep a current list of the newest book publications by our members.

Local German Author Meeting With Students

Daniella Wolf, German author, resident of Waterloo RegionDaniela Wolff published her first mystery novel, Kurzsturz (Shortfall), in 2014. A resident of Canada since 2010, she lives and writes in Waterloo Region. She will be visiting the University of Waterloo on Monday, March 2 at 11:30 to read from her book and talk to students about working as an author, writing, and whatever else the students want to ask.

The event is open to the public but held in German. See the event listing for more information and a German synopsis of her novel.