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


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.

  1. Jan. 16, 2022Graduate Students Find Meaningful Connections in Small Pods
    Mug in front of laptop

    As the pandemic lingers and students persevere in challenging times, students in the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program at Conrad Grebel University College created pods. These small groups, made up of students with a mix of experiences, met virtually or in-person to offer mutual support, encouragement, and advice throughout the term.

  2. Dec. 16, 2021Grebel President Reappointed
    Grebel President Marcus Shantz

    “On behalf of the Grebel Board of Governors,” shared Board Chair Paul Fieguth, “I am very pleased to announce the reappointment of Marcus Shantz as President of Conrad Grebel University College, supported enthusiastically and unanimously by the Board.

  3. Dec. 15, 2021Music Ensemble Concerts Online
    violin soloist

    The University of Waterloo Music Department at Grebel spent the last month recording end-of-term ensemble concerts. Showcasing talent from two vocal groups, a string orchestra, a Balinese gamelan, a jazz band, and small instrumental chamber ensembles, these recordings are a musical treat for all. Participants include students from all faculties at UWaterloo, demonstrating the connection between science, technology, engineering, math, and arts! 

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  1. Jan. 26, 2022Noon Hour Online Concert: The Shakuhachi, reconnecting in one sound
    Dr. Gerard Yun playing the Shakuhachi

    Dr. Gerard Yun, shakuhachi (Japanese Zen Buddhist Vertical flute)

    Nathan Stretch, acoustic and electric guitars

    Music of living plants in real time (plant sonification by PlantChoir, Kingston, Ontario)

  2. Feb. 9, 2022Noon Hour Online concert: Music for 1, 2, & 3
    Judith Davenport, viola

    This intriguing concert features the following performers.  It will be released as a Youtube Premiere on February 9 at 12:30pm.  Join us for the chat.

    Judith Davenport, viola

    Peter Shackleton, clarinet

    Anna Ronai, piano

  3. Feb. 16, 2022Noon Hour Online Concert: Double Double Bass
    Ian Whitman, double bass

    While the spotlight is often given to their cellist colleagues, double bassists never shy away from a feature since the instrument’s rich timbre makes for a delightful acoustical treat. KW Symphony stand-mates Talia and Ian, supported by Guelph key and law expert Elliott, present music from a variety of eras, bass music and transcriptions, familiar and obscure. The audience will even discover how a group of French composers in the 19th century created their own “fake news”…

    This video will be released as a Grebel Youtube Premiere on February 16, at 12:30pm.

    Ian Whitman & Talia Hatcher - double bass
    Elliott Braganza, piano

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