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 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.


  1. Jan. 11, 2022Call for Nominations WCGS Book Prize 2021

    To recognize outstanding research by emerging scholars, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies has instituted an annual book prize. 

  2. Jan. 11, 2022Call for Applications - Cecilia and the late George Piller Graduate Research Award

    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is now accepting applications for the Cecilia and the late George Piller Graduate Research Award.

  3. Dec. 14, 2021Announcing the 2020 WCGS Book Prize Winner

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  1. Jan. 20, 2022Critical Disability Studies: The Intersections of Theory and Lived Experience

    Dis/Ability in German Literature - Lecture Series (1)

  2. Feb. 3, 2022Disability Myths and Rhetorics

    Dis/Ability in German Literature - Lecture Series (2)

  3. Mar. 17, 2022A life worthy of living: Kolmar's Susanna

    Dis/Ability in German Literature - Lecture Series (3)

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