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.
Paul Okoye is a business strategy consultant with a strong desire for social justice work. He graduated with a Master of Theological Studies degree, later serving as a sessional instructor and teaching Peace and Conflict Studies at the undergraduate level, as well as working as a trainer in Grebel’s Conflict Management Certificate program. He is also a member of Kitchener’s Equity and Anti-Racism Team. Above all, Paul values quality time with his family; he enjoys exploring scenic landscapes with his wife and embarking on adventures with his two children and their dog, Tucker.
Ever since he attended Ontario Mennonite Music Camp (OMMC) at age 12, Conrad Grebel University College student Joel Woods has entrenched himself within Grebel’s music community. Through joining numerous clubs, he has connected with others sharing that same passion for music while also finding an outlet to express himself in an artistic fashion. For these reasons, Grebel is excited to congratulate Joel as the recipient of the Abner Martin Award, a scholarship awarded annually to a full-time student in a graduate or undergraduate music program who is also affiliated with a congregation in Mennonite Church Eastern Canada.
With concerns of climate change continuing to rise, the importance of finding innovative, environmentally sustainable alternatives has become a necessity. Heavy usage of non-renewable resources and an expanding carbon footprint are but a few of the many compromises taken in favour of quick, easy, and cheap means of operation. Subsequently, university graduates are expected to face a multitude of changes in the workforce due to a rapidly changing climate. The University of Waterloo has responded by forming the Accelerating Integration of Sustainability into Curriculum Project. The Curriculum Project aims to normalize environmentally sustainable competencies and systematically integrate them in all curricula within the University of Waterloo to prepare students for new environmental standards within the workforce.
Gathering the Ottawa Grebel alumni community for a tour of Confederation Building, with a reception to follow.
Is Reconciliation Possible?
The 2024 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar is Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred, director of the Indigenous Studies program at the Vancouver School of Theology.
Attend a special film screening of "Peace by Chocolate", hosted by University of Waterloo’s Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS 325) students.