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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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.


You are cordially invited to the second Annual German Studies Canada Graduate Research Colloquium, which is taking place on November 18th on Zoom. The full schedule will be announced soon. Papers (5 in total) will be circulated to registered attendees one week ahead of the colloquium. Attendees are welcome to join at any time during the day. 

To register and receive colloquium materials, follow this link.

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