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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. Sep. 12, 2018CALL FOR PAPERS: CAUTG

    CALL FOR PAPERS
    Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG)

    University of British Columbia, Canada, May 31 – June 3, 2019

  2. Aug. 28, 2018Film Screenings German Films @ TIFF 2018 Transit movie poster

    September 6 to 16, 2018

    TIFF 18 marks the return of Christian Petzold after his PHOENIX success two years ago with the refugee drama TRANSIT, starring Franz Rogowski and Paula Beer, straight from the Berlinale. Sven Taddicken has his world premiere in Toronto with THE MOST BEAUTI

  3. Aug. 1, 2018WCGS Contest | Waterloo Region MuseumBook

    WCGS Contest

    Visit the Waterloo Region Museum's exhibition "Canada and Germany: Partners from Immigration to Innovation" and share a picture or memory with WCGS for your chance to win!

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  1. Sep. 20, 2018Grimm Lecture 2018Grimm Lecture Logo

    Gareth Stedman Jones, FBA - When would Capitalism end? 

    ***Update: Please note that we have a large wait list and registrations will only be saved until 6:50 pm, after that seats will be open on a first-come, first-served basis.

  2. Oct. 24, 2018Documentary Screening: Searching for Winnetou Drew Hayden Taylor

    Drew Hayden Taylor's Search for Winnetou

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