Welcome to the Waterloo Centre for German Studies

Please note: the Waterloo Centre for German Studies office is closed from December 2nd, 2019 to January 6th, 2020 - Santa has asked us to help the elves out with all their work! If you need anything, please contact the Centre director James Skidmore. Frohe Weihnachten!

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. 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

  2. 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.

  3. Nov. 19, 2019The Canadian Year in Freiburg is now accepting applications
    Freiburg im Breisgau

    Study for a year at the University of Freiburg and earn Canadian university credits

    For over three decades,the Canadian Year in Freiburg exchange program has offered students the opportunity to study at one of Germany’s top academic universities, to immerse themselves in German culture and society and to explore Europe.

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