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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 society 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.

  1. Jan. 8, 2018Introducing our new Administrative Assistant

    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is happy to announce that the search for a new assistant is over!

    Misty Matthews-Roper will be taking over for Lori Straus as our new administrative assistant. 

    Misty's interest in German Studies started back in her high school years and led to her 2009 graduation from the Trent University German Studies program. In 2010 she completed a certificate in teaching English as a Second Language at George Brown College. She then taught English in China before moving to teach English in Dortmund for two years.

  2. Dec. 19, 2017WCGS Closed for the HolidaysPhoto of Christmas cookies. By Mira, from unsplash.

    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is now closed for the holidays and will re-open on Monday, January 8th at 8:30 AM.

    Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr wünscht Ihnen das Centre-Team!

    From all of us here at the Centre, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  3. Dec. 14, 2017Sara Dyck, Wife of GSS Founding Chair J. William Dyck, Passes Away

    From The Record, an article about Sarah Dyck, who passed away last month. Mrs. Dyck's husband, J. William Dyck, was the founding chair of the university's Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies.

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  1. Jan. 23, 2018Film Series: German Filmmakers in HollywoodMinistry of Fear

    The influence of German filmmakers in Hollywood has been substantial. Genres such as the 1940s film noir or the 1950s melodrama owe a great deal to directors such as Fritz Lang, Douglas Sirk, and Billy Wilder, all of whom made their mark on Hollywood and film history.

  2. Jan. 30, 2018Film Series: German Filmmakers in HollywoodMinistry of Fear

    The influence of German filmmakers in Hollywood has been substantial. Genres such as the 1940s film noir or the 1950s melodrama owe a great deal to directors such as Fritz Lang, Douglas Sirk, and Billy Wilder, all of whom made their mark on Hollywood and film history.

  3. Feb. 6, 2018Film Series: German Filmmakers in HollywoodMinistry of Fear

    The influence of German filmmakers in Hollywood has been substantial. Genres such as the 1940s film noir or the 1950s melodrama owe a great deal to directors such as Fritz Lang, Douglas Sirk, and Billy Wilder, all of whom made their mark on Hollywood and film history.

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