Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Grants in Diversity and Inclusion

Spray painting of George Floyd

The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is pleased to announce grants to support initiatives aimed at diversifying German studies and making it more inclusive. This will be of interest to programs, instructors, faculty members, and graduate students who are pursuing projects that will facilitate diversity and inclusion in scholarship, teaching, and public outreach.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Nominations Open for the Piller Graduate Research Award

Applications are currently being accepted for the Cecilia and Late George Piller Graduate Research Award. 

The Cecilia and late George Piller Award is given each year to two excellent full-time graduate students in the Faculty of Arts who conduct research related to German language, culture, history, and/or society. Each award is valued at $4,000.

For more information, please visit the Waterloo Centre for German Studies website.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Declare your Major / Minor Info Session

Learn more about programs in Germanic & Slavic Studies (including Cultural Identities), exchange opportunities, and how German can boost your career.
Virtual Declare your Major / Minor info session.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, from 11:45am to 12:30pm and

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

The Canadian Summer School in Germany starts May 5th

The Canadian Summer School in Germany will start its programs on May 5th. Director John Plews hopes to be able to do it in person, but should that not be possible, the programs will be done virtually. The programs include language and culture learning on different levels and programs for teaching german. Find out more details in the video!

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Kei Sremcevic receives the 2020 Dyck Award

Herzlichen Glückwunsch to Katarina (Kei) Sremcevic, winner of the 2020 Dyck Award!

This scholarship was established by the late J.W. Dyck, the founder of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. Valued at $1,000, it is awarded to the student with the highest overall average entering the second or third year of a German and/or Russian/Slavic program.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

University Summer Course Grants

Call for applications - One more week till deadline!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Important information for International Applicants

Due to funding restrictions, the Faculty of Arts is not currently accepting international applicants to its PhD programs.  The Department of German & Slavic Studies will be unable to admit PhD applicants who require study permits for the 2021-2022 academic year and until further notice.  Limited numbers of international applicants to MA programs and to the IcGS MA program can still be accepted.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

An Encounter: Lina Loos

The Austrian Cultural Forum offers a free virtual reading in German about the famous Austrian actress and writer of the fin de siècle Vienna, Lina Loos (1882–1950). 

Friday, July 24, 2020

Dreaming of travelling and visiting places? Learn a new language or take a culture course in Fall 2020!

How about...?

GER 230 - Vikings! taught in English by Prof. Ann Marie Rasmussen

GER 271 - German Thought and Culture: Objects  taught in English by Prof. James Skidmore

GER 272 - German Thought and Culture: People  taught in English by Prof. James Skidmore

GER 101 - Elementary German I (or GER 102, or GER 201, GER 202, GER 334 with prior knowledge of German)

DUTCH 101 - Elementary Dutch I (or DUTCH 102 with prior knowledge of Dutch)

CROAT 101 - Elementary Croatian I

RUSS 101 - Elementary Russian I

All courses will be taught online in Fall 2020.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Prof. Emma Betz receives the Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching and Research

Professor Emma Betz

The Department for Germanic and Slavic Studies congratulates Professor Emma Betz for receiving the Outstanding Performance Award for Teaching and Research. 

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