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Our department specializes in the study of language, applied linguistics, literature, and film and visual culture.  We have active graduate and undergraduate programs in German, and we also offer courses in Croatian, Dutch, and Russian.

  1. Nov. 13, 2018Position Available - Croatian Studies, Assistant Professor/Lecturer

    Position Available - Croatian Studies, Assistant Professor/Lecturer one-year term (renewable)

    The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional teacher and researcher for a 12-month limited term appointment (renewable) in the area of Croatian Studies beginning January 1, 2019.

  2. Oct. 22, 2018Call for papers

    14th GERMANIC AND SLAVIC STUDIES CONFERENCE

    University of Waterloo, December 5, 2018

  3. Oct. 2, 2018Call for papers

    6th UNDERGRADUATE COLLOQUIUM IN GERMAN STUDIES

    University of Toronto, November 17, 2018

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  1. Dec. 11, 2018Fall 2018 Poetry Walk & Golden Boar AwardsJumping golden boar

    The Oscars are so yesterday. We proudly present to you the Fall 2018 Golden Boar Awards. 

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  1. Apr. 4, 2018Golden Boar Awards Winter 2018Presentation slide for Golden Boar Awards

    One thing is for certain: The probably most glamorous night of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies took place on April 4th and was one for the books – the Golden Boar Awards.

  2. Apr. 4, 2018Cracking the code of cyberbullyingWoman leaning on table and talking

    Laptops, cell-phones, and even watches. Nowadays just about anything can keep you connected to some form of social media. Unfortunately, along with the rise in online connectivity, the prevalence of cyberbullying has grown to become a reality for many youths across the globe. Dr. Konstanze Marx is a researcher at the Institute for German Language and the University of Mannheim who specializes in online communication. On Wednesday April 4th, 2018 she presented on her research in the area of cyberbullying to an audience of about 35 students and faculty members from a variety of departments at the University of Waterloo. Her presentation titled “Cyberbullying – A linguistic perspective”, hosted by the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, explored both the form and function of this online aggression.

  3. Mar. 15, 2018Exorcising the ghost of monolingualism: an evening with Dr. Piccardo

    The recently released Companion Volume to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR) was the focus of a fascinating presentation by Dr. Enrica Piccardo on March 15, 2018.

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