Welcome to the WCGS

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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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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

WCGS Travel Awards

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies annual travel award applications are open, including the Stork Awards in German Studies, Marga I. Weigel Study Abroad Award and the Cecilia and the Late George Piller Award!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Book Prize 2022: Call for Nominations

To recognize outstanding research by emerging scholars, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies has instituted an annual book prize. Any scholarly monograph by a first-time author that contributes to our understanding of any aspect of the German-speaking world and was published in English anywhere (or in French by a Canadian-based publisher) in 2022 is eligible.

Nomination Deadline: March 31


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