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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.

  1. Dec. 4, 2017Grieving the Passing of Professor Emeritus John W. MillerJohn W. Miller

    Grebel is mourning the loss of John W. Miller, Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies. John taught Old Testament at the College for 23 years before he retired.

  2. Nov. 2, 2017New Grebel president calls for full involvementGrebel President Marcus Shantz

    With an air of celebration, in a hall filled with support from over 400 friends, family, alumni, students, staff, faculty, University of Waterloo representatives, and community members, Marcus Shantz was installed as Conrad Grebel University College’s eighth president on October 29, 2017.

  3. Nov. 1, 2017Grebel Mourns the Loss of Former College President Ralph LeboldFormer President Ralph Lebold and Current President Marcus Shantz

    With deep sadness, Conrad Grebel University College announces the passing of Ralph Lebold (1934-2017) on Tuesday, October 31. Lebold followed Frank H. Epp as the third president of Grebel from 1979 to 1989. Ralph is survived by his wife Eileen, and his children, Cindy and Scott, Connie and Tony, Marvin and their families. The funeral service will be held at Waterloo North Mennonite Church on Saturday November 4, 2017 at 11 am.

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  1. Jan. 20, 2018MCEC Pastors, Chaplains, and Congregational Leaders Seminar

    Listening is easy, and listening is difficult. In congregational ministry, in pastoral counselling, in worship settings, in spiritual direction, and in an individual’s walk with God, listening is an important skill that we can learn and re-learn. Join us for a one-day exploration of the skills and the spirituality of listening.

  2. Jan. 24, 2018Noon Hour Concert: Schubert Trout Quintet

    In 1817, the 20 year old Franz Schubert wrote a song for voice and piano about a fish. Two years later, he created a set of variations from this delightful theme which became the 4th movement of his immortal quintet nicknamed “The Trout”. Four friends and colleagues from the KW Symphony strings section joined by Catherine Robertson on piano bring you this loved work. 

  3. Jan. 25, 2018J. Winfield Fretz Visiting Research Scholar in Mennonite StudiesFretz lecture.

    The idea that Mennonites moved across the Russian Empire as settlers is not new. However, recognition that Mennonites frequently colonized land belonging to Muslims has rarely been incorporated into historical analysis. This public lecture with Aileen Friesen titled, "Muslim-Mennonite Encounters in the Russian Empire" will explore that little known history.

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