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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WCGS Book Prize Shortlist for 2021


Friday, December 2, 2022

2021 Book Prize Shortlist

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS) is pleased to announce the shortlist for its annual Book Prize.   

Established in 2017, the WCGS Book Prize recognizes first-time authors whose scholarly work contributes substantially to our understanding of any aspect of German-speaking society. The prize foregrounds good writing, scholarly relevance, originality, and the ability to reach audiences beyond the academic sphere.  

This year’s shortlist, celebrating books published in 2021, is another reminder of just how active and engaging German studies can be.  

View the 2021 shortlist here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Peirene Stevns Translation Prize 2023

Established in 2018 with the generous support of Martha Stevns to provide opportunities for emerging translators, the prize is open to any translator over the age of 18 who has not yet published a full length literary translation. For full entry instructions, prize details and eligibility guidelines click here. Please address any queries to submissions@peirenepress.com

Monday, November 7, 2022

CSSG 2023 Applications

The Canadian Summer School in Germany (CSSG) application process is now open. Students can access all necessary information on the CSSG website.


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