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Welcome to Grebel


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. Oct. 26, 2021The Memory of Lost Students Lives On
    Families of students gathered to dedicate a new student memorial garden

    For most students, Grebel is a place where friendships are forged, passions are engaged, and where dreams grow. It’s heartbreaking when, for various reasons, dreams are dashed and lights are extinguished.

  2. Oct. 25, 2021Composing Louis Riel's Dream
    Karen Sunabacka gives the 2021 Benjamin Eby Lecture

    When Karen Sunabacka was 3 years old, her Métis grandmother gave her a book titled Riel’s People: How the Métis Lived by Maria Campbell. Karen always knew she was Metis.

  3. Sep. 16, 2021Students Joyfully Return to Campus
    Students on Grebel Move-In Day

    As families arrived for Conrad Grebel University College’s Move-In Day over the Labour Day weekend, joy was visible in student eyes, even as masks hid their smiles. With three waves of move-in times for new students during the day, there was space to safely welcome students, assure parents, and get everyone settled in dorm rooms.

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  1. Oct. 27, 2021Noon Hour Concert: The Heart of a Woman (online)
    Anna Ronai, pianist

    This journey of discovering oneself is life long. As a woman, this comes with many challenges but also wonderful rewards.  “A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself ” - Maya Angelou

  2. Oct. 30, 2021Waterloo Virtual Open House
    students wearing waterloo faculty shirts walk down a path at Grebel

    Learn more about the University of Waterloo and Conrad Grebel! Check out UWaterloo presentations that cover everything from programs and faculties to financing and admissions. Visit our booths to get answers to your questions from students, faculty, and staff, and visit the University Colleges booth to chat with a Grebel representative.

  3. Nov. 3, 2021Noon Hour Concert: Rhetorical Repetition (online)
    Peter Nikiforuk, organist

    This concert will feature the wonderful pipe organ located at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Kitchener, played by organist Dr. Peter Nikiforuk.

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