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. Apr. 15, 2020German Culture, Digitally

    During these strange and trying times of social isolation, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies will continue to support research into all aspects of the German-speaking world. Further, we remain committed to supporting German-related cultural programming for the university and our wider communities. To this end, we have gathered a listing of different online activities, events, and courses that may be of interest to those curious about German culture and language. Check out our list here.

  2. Mar. 23, 2020Grimm 2020 - Lecture recording available

    The WCGS Grimm Lecture 2020 “Thinking Itself Is Dangerous: Reading Hannah Arendt Now” by Professor Samantha Rose Hill was scheduled to be held on 19 March 2020. Due to a state of emergency in Ontario to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the public lecture had to be cancelled in order to protect the health of the community.

  3. Mar. 16, 2020Grimm 2020 - Livestream information

    WCGS Grimm Lecture 2020 “Thinking Itself Is Dangerous: Reading Hannah Arendt Now” by Professor Samantha Rose Hill will now be presented via livestream.

    Here are the details:

    When: Thursday, 19 March 2020 7pm EDT (i.e. Toronto time)

    To watch via Facebook, go to: https://www.facebook.com/WaterlooCentreForGermanStudies/

    To watch via YouTube, go tohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqVmqIBx5A0

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