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Grebel has a fantastic residence community on the campus of the University of Waterloo! Join this enthusiastic community of people who are dedicated to making Grebel an amazing place to live and grow. Meet some of Grebel's current students. Take a tour. Discover leadership opportunities at Grebel. Apply now to live in the residence.

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Study with and get to know professors in a community-oriented learning environment. Grebel administers the Music and Peace and Conflict Studies departments at University of Waterloo, and offers additional undergraduate courses in Arts, History, Mennonite Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Sociology. Grebel also offers two Master's level graduate programs in Theological Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies.

Making Space for Community

Grebel has embarked on a project to expand the kitchen and renovation the dining room. Construction started in April 2019 and is anticipated to finish in the fall of 2020. Learn more about this exciting endeavor and see how you can get involved in the Fill the Table capital campaign!

  1. Nov. 7, 2019Life and Death in the Era of Drones
    The Cultural Life of Drones Exhibit Launch

    WATERLOO, ON – The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement will launch its latest Grebel Gallery exhibit, “The Cultural Life of Drones: KW Drone Dialogues” with a reception at 7:00 PM on November 14, 2019. Created by Sara Matthews, Associate Professor in Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, this exhibit explores the myriad of ways in which drones are embedded into our everyday lives, as well as our ideas about the kinds of life and death that drones make.

  2. Oct. 7, 2019Music Professor Premiering Three Original Compositions this Month
    Karen Sunabacka

    The students, staff, and faculty of Conrad Grebel University College are fortunate to have Karen Sunabacka as an Associate Professor in the Music Department. Along with teaching music theory and composition, Karen is an internationally renowned composer. Her compositions have been performed across Canada and the U.S., as well as in South America and Europe.

  3. Sep. 30, 2019Hope Comes from Action: Grebelites Fight Climate Change
    Grebel students at the Global Climate Strike in Waterloo

    According to the United Nations, “Climate Change is the defining issue of our time.” This idea has led to climate strikes around the world which call for world leaders to take action against climate change.

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  1. Nov. 13, 2019Noon Hour Concert: Root Systems
    Park Sounds

    Park Sounds is a new duo comprised of Manitoba-raised, Montreal-based musicians Jennifer Thiessen (viola, viola d’amore) and Ben Reimer (percussion). Both members of Park Sounds are rooted in the Manitoba classical, pop and new music communities, while branching out through musical life in Montréal, and becoming central figures of the larger Canadian mu

  2. Nov. 14, 2019Exhibit Launch | The Cultural Life of Drones: Drone Dialogues
    cultural life of drones invitation

    Join us for an opening reception and presentation by artist Sara Matthews on November 14th, 2019 in the Grebel Gallery at 7:00 PM.

  3. Nov. 20, 2019Noon Hour Concert: The Birds & the Bees
    Eviole in barn

    Eviole (pronounced ay-vee-oh-lay) is a group of musicians who perform music from in and around the 17th century that was composed for female singers. Music from this time period is very beautiful and poetic, often cheeky, and always delightful.

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