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Welcome to the Waterloo Centre for German Studies

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.


  1. Jan. 14, 2019WCGS Book Prize 2017 WinnerWCGS Book Prize 2017 Winner Logo

    The winner of the inaugural WCGS Book Prize is Alice Weinreb of Loyola University for her book Modern Hungers: Food and Power in Twentieth-Century Germany, published by Oxford University Press.

  2. Jan. 11, 2019Celebration of Russell Kilbourn's New Book Poster for Russel Kilbourn's new book

    CMTS Celebration of Russell Kilbourn's New Book W.G. Sebald's Postsecular Redemption: Catastrophe With Spectator January 15th, 2019

  3. Dec. 21, 2018Frohe Weihnachten!Holiday message from WCGS

    Frohe Weihnachten from WCGS!

    Please note WCGS will be closed for the holidays starting December 21, 2018 and will reopen on January 7, 2019.

    Wir wünschen Ihnen einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!
    Happy New Year!

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