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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.

Academics

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. Sep. 24, 2018Grebel Sings to Bridge Gaps and Build CommunityGrebel students, faculty, and staff will spend this year intentionally singing together as a way of building bridges.

    At the beginning of the school year, students, staff, and faculty at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, ON took a deep breath and sang together – first in unison, and then in several different parts to build a new melody. The piece called “We all Sing” was written by Grebel Professor Karen Sunabacka and commissioned for the College’s 2018-19 integration initiative. This year marks the fourth year that Grebel has intentionally planned a year-long series of activities intended to offer meaningful ways for the different people and programs of Grebel to interact with one another, and with the University of Waterloo and the broader community.

  2. Sep. 11, 2018Alumni Award Winner Works Tirelessly for PeaceDean Peachey

    Dean Peachey is a familiar face to many Grebelites. Initially he spent only his third year of university at Grebel (1974-75), participating actively as a resident. After graduating from Eastern Mennonite College, in Virginia, Peachey’s positive experience at Grebel and Waterloo brought him back in 1978 for graduate studies. While studying, he served as Senior Resident with his wife Melissa Miller (1978-1980).

  3. Aug. 28, 20182018-19 Public Lectures Announced2018-19 Public Lectures announced

    Conrad Grebel University College is pleased to announce an exciting series of public lectures set for 2018-19, on a wide range of topics that reflect the College’s areas of interest and expertise.

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  1. Oct. 24, 2018Noon Hour Concert: Like MindsMichael Wood Trio

    This concert will feature an eclectic mix of music by Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, and Monk.  Performers Michael Wood on vibes/percussion, Steve Clark on bass, and Rob LaRose on percussion have a wealth of experience between them.

  2. Oct. 25, 2018Sing for WaterSing for Water

    At this public event, Jane Ramseyer Miller, Artistic Director of One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota’s GLBTA chorus and Artistic Director for GALA Choruses, will lead us in singing and reflection. She will inspire us to give thanks for the gift of water that is fundamental for all of life, and will challenge us to commit to the fair and just care of water for all people. Opening and welcome by Blue Sky Singers, a group of First Nations singers. 

  3. Oct. 27, 2018Living History: Indigenous and Mennonite Stories of EncounterLiving history title on quilted artwork

    How did you arrive here? What is your history on this land? Join the Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario for a day of conversation about Mennonite settler stories and Indigenous histories.

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