Welcome to the WCGS

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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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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.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

What They Can Teach Us

Website Launch: May 1st, 2023

Stories from German-Canadian Women, 1950-1993. A trilingual resource promoting knowledge about the history of migration to Canada.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

WCGS Travel Awards

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies annual travel award applications are open, including the Stork Awards in German Studies, Marga I. Weigel Study Abroad Award and the Cecilia and the Late George Piller Award!


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