COVID-19 Update

Grebel cannot currently host in-person events, concerts, lectures, or other gatherings. Check out our events page for a list of virtual activities. Visit the UWaterloo COVID-19 website for current information and policies. Read Grebel-specific details about the College's response to COVID-19.

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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 CommunityFill the Table logo

Grebel’s expansion and renovation of the kitchen and dining room is well underway. Learn more about the construction progress and the fundraising campaign.

  1. Jan. 19, 2021Grebel's Involvement in Together in Worship Website
    Carol Penner Outisde

    Along with the new Mennonite Hymnal Voices Together, members of the Mennonite Church have been working on another exciting project. Together in Worship is website with free worship resources for church leaders. While this is a binational project, the Conrad Grebel University College community was highly involved in the creation of this website.

  2. Jan. 18, 2021COVID, Community-building, and Care
    Henry Stevens wearing mask

    This past year, many Conrad Grebel University College students were drawn to care for others in congregate settings for summer jobs and coop work terms. Long-term care and L’Arche, a community that supports adults with intellectual disabilities, were two such organizations. Though COVID-19 has changed the way students performed in their roles and has posed some challenges, the pandemic did not diminish the amazing experiences, connections, and joy involved in these placements.

  3. Jan. 13, 2021Winter Noon Hour Concerts to Focus on Songs and Stories
    Music @Home logo

    Music plays an important role in the Conrad Grebel University College community, allowing audiences and musicians to share and experience stories told through song and the hearts of passionate artists. After a successful Noon Hour Concert Series@Home in the fall, Grebel’s concerts will continue in the same format this winter 2021 term. Grebel is very thankful to Staebler Insurance for sponsoring this series.

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  1. Jan. 20, 2021TS Ministry Forum: Exploring Lenten Scriptures through Visual Art
    invitation to theological studies ministry forum event

    The resources provided to MCEC pastors this year, “Going Deeper into  Scripture,” and “Deep Calls to Deep,” explain how people can experience Scripture in different ways.

  2. Jan. 27 to Mar. 24, 2021Noon Hour Concerts at Home: Winter 2021
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    Starting January 27, 2021 and continuing through to March 24, recitals and interviews with professional musicians filmed specifically for our Noon Hour Concert series will premiere on the Grebel Youtube Channel at 12:30PM most Wednesdays. The series is free, and no registration is required.

  3. Jan. 27, 2021Noon Hour Concert: Still Singing - Women Composers and the "Voices Together" Hymnal
    Anneli Loepp Thiessen

    As a member of the Mennonite Song and Worship Committee, Anneli Loepp Thiessen has spent the past four years helping to choose hymns for the new "Voices Together" Hymnal.  Sifting through over 10,000 pieces of music, the committee chose 775 finalists.  

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