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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 are 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. Apr. 17, 2018Film Festival: Goethe-Institut Toronto and Hot Docs

    German films @ Hot Docs

    The Goethe-Institut Toronto has teamed up with Hot Docs to bring 19 German films and co-productions to Toronto!

    Hot Docs is North America's largest documentary film festival.

    Shows begin April 26, 2018 and run till May 6, 2018.

  2. Mar. 26, 2018Spring Events!

    Cyberbullying - A Linguistic Perspective

    April 4th 1-2pm

  3. Feb. 20, 2018Laurier German Players - Sehnsucht

    The Laurier German Players are mounting a performance call "Sehnsucht - On the Quest for the Blue Flower." 

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  1. May 4, 2018The Role of the Imagination in German Educational Thought

    May 4th-5th 2018

  2. May 5, 2018The Role of the Imagination in German Educational Thought

    May 4th-5th 2018

  3. May 23, 2018Transnational Perspectives on Black Germany | Reframing History and Life Narratives

    May 23-25, 2018

    Conference by The Black German Heritage & Research Association and the University of Toronto.

    Keynote Speakers and Topics:

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Join WCGS and the Princess Theatre for a German Language Film Festival!

Dates & Films:

  • May 23, 2018, Germany: "A Heavy Heart" (Herbert)
  • May 30, 2018, Austria: "We used to be cool" (Was hat uns bloß so ruiniert?)
  • June 6, 2018, Switzerland: "Dark Fortune" (Dunkles Glück)

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