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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.


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. Apr. 16, 2018New Grebel Professor to Focus on Early Music and CommunityKate Steiner

    Musicologist Dr. Katherine Kennedy Steiner will join Conrad Grebel University College’s faculty as Assistant Professor of Music, starting July 1, 2018. Teaching a range of courses from broad musicology surveys, to music of the Renaissance and medieval eras, to church music and worship, Steiner will engage with diverse groups of students across the University of Waterloo campus. She will also direct the College’s Chapel Choir.

  2. Apr. 2, 20182018/2019 J. Winfield Fretz Visiting Research Scholar in Mennonite Studies, Dr. Ben Nobbs-ThiessenDr. Nobbs-Thiessen

    The Institute of Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies at Conrad Grebel University College announces the 2018/2019 recipient of the J. Winfield Fretz Fellowship in Mennonite Studies, Dr. Ben Nobbs-Thiessen.  A Latin American historian whose research focuses on the evolving history of the low-German Mennonite diaspora in the region, he completed his PhD at Emory University in 2016 and is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University.  His book project, Landscape of Migration: Mobility and Agro-Environmental Change on Bolivia’s Tropical Frontier, is currently under review for publication.  It explores the role of indigenous Andean, Mennonite and Okinawan settlers in Bolivia’s “March to the East,” which was per capita one of the largest tropical colonization projects of the 20th century.  His work has been published in the Journal of Mennonite Studies, Agricultural History, and the Journal of Latin American Studies.

  3. Mar. 29, 2018We are hiringGrebel employees at dinner

    Conrad Grebel University College is hiring for 3 contract positions! The Office Assistant and Receptionist (9-month contract) ensures that the main office runs smoothly and efficiently while providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere to students and visitors. The Conference, Bookings, and Events Coordinator (10-month contract) ensures that conferences and events are well-planned and organized. The Administrative Assistant to Theological Studies & the Anabaptist Learning Workshop (2-year contract) is responsible for attending to the administrative tasks that of the Theological Studies department and the ALW program. This position requires an individual with strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding attention to detail. Apply by April 25, 2018. Read complete job descriptions at

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  1. May 1, 2018The Bible, Justice, and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation

    Free Public Lecture

    Addressing what many consider the world's most intractable conflict, Naim Ateek offers a succinct primer on the theology of liberation in the context of the Palestinian struggle for freedom and self-determination. He proposes a strategy for biblical interpretation that emphasizes the prophetic themes of inclusivity and justice. He concludes by providing broad principles for achieving security, peace, and justice for all the peoples in Israel/Palestine.

  2. May 26, 2018You @ Waterloo Day

    Students with offers of admission to University of Waterloo are invited to attend a special open house with a focus on finding the right place to live! 

    Come experience what residence life at Grebel is like! Onsite applications to residence and interviews will be offered.

    For more information email Rebekah DeJong, Student Life and Recruitment Coordinator,

  3. May 31, 2018Discovery: A Comic LamentDiscovery: A Comic Lament

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