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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Nominations for WCGS Book Prize Now Open

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. Find out more on our website.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Film Screening: Goethe-Institut Toronto

Goethe films: Schlingensief - Approach those you fear

Thu, 05/10/2018 -Thu, 05/17/2018 @6:30 pm, Tiff Bell Lightbox

Monday, May 7, 2018

Travelling Exhibit at Waterloo Region Museum

Canada and Germany: Partners from Immigration to Innovation

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Film Festival: Goethe-Institut Toronto and Hot Docs

German films @ Hot Docs

The Goethe-Institut Toronto has teamed up with Hot Docs to bring 19 German films and co-productions to Toronto!

Hot Docs is North America's largest documentary film festival.

Shows begin April 26, 2018 and run till May 6, 2018.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Spring Events!

Cyberbullying - A Linguistic Perspective

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Laurier German Players - Sehnsucht

The Laurier German Players are mounting a performance call "Sehnsucht - On the Quest for the Blue Flower." 

Monday, January 8, 2018

Introducing our new Administrative Assistant

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is happy to announce that the search for a new assistant is over!

Misty Matthews-Roper will be taking over for Lori Straus as our new administrative assistant. 

Misty's interest in German Studies started back in her high school years and led to her 2009 graduation from the Trent University German Studies program. In 2010 she completed a certificate in teaching English as a Second Language at George Brown College. She then taught English in China before moving to teach English in Dortmund for two years.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

WCGS Closed for the Holidays

Photo of Christmas cookies. By Mira, from unsplash.

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is now closed for the holidays and will re-open on Monday, January 8th at 8:30 AM.

Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr wünscht Ihnen das Centre-Team!

From all of us here at the Centre, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Sara Dyck, Wife of GSS Founding Chair J. William Dyck, Passes Away

From The Record, an article about Sarah Dyck, who passed away last month. Mrs. Dyck's husband, J. William Dyck, was the founding chair of the university's Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Have a Say in our Reading Group's Next Meeting & Book Title

Cover art for "Almost Everything Very Fast," by Christopher Kloeble.

Every semester, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies's reading group meets on a weeknight evening to discuss a book that is somehow related to German-speaking culture. These have been our past titles:

  1. 2018 (7)
    1. May (3)
    2. April (1)
    3. March (1)
    4. February (1)
    5. January (1)
  2. 2017 (14)
    1. December (2)
    2. November (3)
    3. October (2)
    4. July (1)
    5. June (1)
    6. May (1)
    7. April (2)
    8. March (1)
    9. February (1)
  3. 2016 (12)
    1. December (1)
    2. October (3)
    3. September (1)
    4. August (1)
    5. July (1)
    6. June (1)
    7. May (1)
    8. February (1)
    9. January (2)
  4. 2015 (9)
  5. 2014 (5)

German Language Film Festival logo

Join WCGS and the Princess Theatre for a German Language Film Festival!

Dates & Films:

  • May 23, 2018, Germany: "A Heavy Heart" (Herbert)
  • May 30, 2018, Austria: "We used to be cool" (Was hat uns bloß so ruiniert?)
  • June 6, 2018, Switzerland: "Dark Fortune" (Dunkles Glück)

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