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:

Thursday, November 30, 2017

WCGS Director Gives Talk on the History of Christmas Traditions

Headshot of WCGS Director James Skidmore

On Tuesday, November 28th, WCGS Director James Skidmore gave a talk on the history of Christmas traditions in German-speaking Europe. The event was connected with Kitchener's Christkindl Market, which opens next week, on Thursday, December 7th.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Job Opening: WCGS Administrative Assistant

Lori Straus, who has been the Administrative Assistant at the Centre since 2013, will be leaving the Centre at the end of the year to devote more time to her freelance writing, and to begin part-time graduate studies. Lori has been a wonderful addition to the Centre, and her energy and enthusiasm will be missed.

Monday, October 30, 2017

WCGS Member Alice Kuzniar to Receive Prize for Work on the History of Homeopathy

Alice Kuzniar, UWaterloo Research Chair and WCGS Member

Alice Kuzniar, University Research Chair and Professor of German and English, will be awarded the Hans-Walz Research Prize at a champagne reception on 1 December at the Robert Bosch Haus in Stuttgart for her work on the history of homeopathy.  

Thursday, October 5, 2017

"Winnetou," Novalis, and more coming up this semester!

We have several more events coming up this semester: mark your calendars!


This fascinating exhibition delves into the history of Austrian women. It comes down tomorrow. Check it out before it travels to the University of Alberta!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

New Director for WCGS

As of July 1, James Skidmore has taken over the reins of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies. You can read all about it at the UW Bulletin.

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