Welcome to the WCGS
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.
2022 Book Prize Shortlist
The Waterloo Centre for German Studies Book Prize has been established to recognize first-time authors whose scholarly work provides a substantial contribution to our understanding of any aspect of German-speaking society.
Our 2022 Book Prize Shortlist is now available.
The Canadian Summer School in Germany (CSSG) offers university-level language courses in Kassel in a unique and intensive cultural immersion program. All courses are equivalent to a full-year course and the course credits are transferable to all Canadian and U.S. institutions.
Application process now open!
We are celebrating 10 years of the Cecilia and the Late George Piller Graduate Research Award. Made possible by a donation from Cecilia Piller in 2013, two awards valued at $4,000 each are presented annually to support excellent graduate students in the Faculty of Arts doing research into any aspect of German Studies.
Join Professor James Skidmore for public screenings of the films from uWaterloo's introductory film course, World Cinema and Visual Culture.