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.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Today's Lecture on Data-Driven Language Learning Cancelled: Construction at Pearson

Due to construction at Pearson Airport, our speaker just found out yesterday that her flight to Toronto has been cancelled and there were no alternatives. So we unfortunately have to cancel this afternoon's talk on data-driven language learning.

Friday, April 28, 2017

German Cinema Film Festival This Month!

German Language Film Festival; flags of Switzerland, Germany, Austria

The Embassies of Switzerland, the Federal Republic of Germany, and Austria, in partnership with the Waterloo Centre for German Studies and Princess Cinemas, are hosting the German Language Film F

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