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Welcome to the WCGS

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 is 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.

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Left to right: Don Barton (Chancellor), Alison Phipps

Fall 2023 Convocation

Honorary doctorates are an integral part of each convocation ceremony as recipients are awarded for their substantial contributions to the Waterloo community, to their profession or to society at large.  

Alison Phipps received the Doctor of Letters, honoris causa at Fall Convocation, October 21, 2023.

Learn more about Honorary doctorates, read about Alison Phipps and watch the Faculty of Arts Convocation Ceremony here.

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Left to right: Alison Phipps, James Skidmore (Chair of Germanic and Slavic Studies)


Monday, November 20, 2023

Canadian Summer School in Germany

The Canadian Summer School in Germany (CSSG) offers university-level language courses in Kassel in a unique and intensive cultural immersion program. All courses are equivalent to a full-year course and the course credits are transferable to all Canadian and U.S. institutions.

Application process now open!

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Film Screenings

Join Professor James Skidmore for public screenings of the films from uWaterloo's introductory film course, World Cinema and Visual Culture.

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