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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. 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!

  2. Aug. 1, 2018Canadian-German Relations on Display adele hempel

    WCGS recently interviewed Waterloo Region Museum Curator, Adèle Hempel, about the ongoing exhibition "Canada and Germany: Partners from Immigration to Innovation."

    Read the full interview here.

  3. July 30, 2018Annual Report 2017-2018 | Available

    WCGS's Annual Report for 2017-2018 is now available.

    Read it here.

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

    Gareth Stedman Jones, FBA - When would Capitalism end? 

    In recognition of Karl Marx's 200th birthday, WCGS is honoured to welcome distinguished Professor Gareth Stedman Jones for the Grimm Lecture 2018.

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

    Drew Hayden Taylor's Search for Winnetou

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