Welcome to Grebel


Grebel is home to 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 Grebels current students. Take an in-person or virtual tour. Discover leadership opportunities. Apply now to live in the residence.


Study with and get to know professors in a community-oriented learning environment. Grebel teaches within the Arts faculty at the University of Waterloo, administering the Music and Peace and Conflict Studies departments at Waterloo, and offering additional undergraduate courses in Arts, History, Mennonite Studies, Religious Studies, and Sociology. Grebel also offers two masters level graduate programs in Theological Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies.


Grebel's 60 Stories Project | Kaylee Perez is a passionate refugee advocate who holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and has worked in the settlement sector since 2013. Add being raised in a Cuban-Colombian-Palestinian family in Canada, and you learn what has fueled her dedication to peace work both locally and abroad. Kaylee currently serves as the National Migration and Resettlement Operations Coordinator with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).

Grebel's 60 Stories Project | Darren graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Religious and Mennonite Studies. He returned in 2013 to pursue the MPACS program. Today, Darren enjoys riding a bike with his family, and is the Manager of Active Transportation and Development with the City of Kitchener.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

The Grebel Food Scene

Personal recounts from a co-op student on his favourite campus eats  

You know that feeling when you eat something so good, you have to flip the package around and read the ingredients?  

“Mmm, yeah, Monosodium glutamate...okay...10% Vitamin C? Wow...” 

That’s how I felt when I first started working at Conrad Grebel University College. When I accepted this role, I knew that Grebel had some affiliations with the Mennonite Church, but to be honest, I didn’t really know much about the group, or what that even meant. Fast forward two weeks later, I’m sitting at my desk eating my fourth helping of platz, six pages deep into a Who are the Mennonites article.