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. May 14, 2021First Recipients of WCGS Diversity & Inclusion Grants
    George Floyd mural in Berlin

    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is pleased to announce the recipients of its first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Grants. These grants have been created to support scholars and programs in their efforts to diversify German studies in Canada.

  2. Mar. 25, 202125th International Bremen Film Conference, May 5-8, 2021

    Mind/Screen: Mental Illness and Film

    For its anniversary, the film symposium commits itself to a long-time companion of the cinema: Mental illness has been accompanying cinema since its origins contributing to its topics and forms, widening its possibilities of expression and theory.

  3. Mar. 4, 2021Diversity and Inclusion Grants
    The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is pleased to announce grants to support initiatives aimed at diversifying German studies and making it more inclusive.
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  1. Aug. 29, 2021WCGS Reading Group: A Complicated Kindness/Ein komplizierter Akt der Liebe, by Miriam Toews, translation by Christiane Buchner

    Canada is the guest of honour at the 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair. In that spirit, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies has chosen a Canadian author in German translation and is offering this meeting on a Sunday to make it more convenient for fellow readers from Germany to join us. We'll be reading A Complicated Kindness/Ein komplizierter Akt der Liebe, by Miriam Toews, translation by Christiane Buchner.

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