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.
WCGS Book Prize
Culture + Diversity
We are celebrating 10 years of the Cecilia and the Late George Piller Graduate Research Award. Made possible by a donation from Cecilia Piller in 2013, two awards valued at $4,000 each are presented annually to support excellent graduate students in the Faculty of Arts doing research into any aspect of German Studies.
Join Professor James Skidmore for public screenings of the films from uWaterloo's introductory film course, World Cinema and Visual Culture.
The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is happy to announce the winners of the 2023 Piller Award.
The Cecilia and Late George Piller Graduate Research Awards were established to support excellent graduate students in the Faculty of Arts doing research into any aspect of German Studies.
Writing Illness: Women’s Experiences in the 19th-Century Sickroom
Alison Phipps takes an anthropological approach to the work of memory and reconciliation in communities where conflict and trauma have left, passed through, arrived and also survived. Her lecture focuses on theological and spiritual dimensions of integration and hospitality work.
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