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. Jan. 6, 2020WCGS is now accepting applications to our Travel and Piller Awards

    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is now accepting applications for the Stork Awards in German Studies, Marga I. Weigel German Study Abroad Award, and Piller Graduate Award.

  2. Dec. 12, 2019Winner of the WCGS Book Prize for 2018 announced
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    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is pleased to announce the winner of its 2018 Book Prize. Disruptive Power: Catholic Women, Miracles, and Politics in Modern Germany, 1918-1965written by Michael O'Sullivan

  3. Nov. 19, 2019WCGS 2018 Book Prize - Finalists Announced
    WCGS Book Prize 2018 Book covers

    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies (WCGS) is pleased to announce the eight finalists for the WCGS Book Prize. The prize, valued at CAD $2000, is for books in any area of German studies published by first-time authors in 2018.

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  1. Mar. 19, 2020Grimm Lecture 2020
    Hannah Arendt 1958 taken from Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin

    Thinking Itself is Dangerous: Reading Hannah Arendt Now

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