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.


Hundreds of UWaterloo staff, faculty and students gathered in the Arts Quad this past Wednesday to advocate and raise awareness for “The Urgency of Social Justice.” Initiated by the Arts Faculty and co-hosted by the Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) department and the Gender and Social Justice (GSJ) program, booths from various departments were setup with educational materials on gender, equality, equity, and social justice.  Dr. Laura Mae Lindo, former NDP Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener Centre, activist and UWaterloo Philosophy Professor, opened up the event with vitalizing words on racial equality.  


Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Island Living - Ron Tiessen (BA 1969)

Grebel's 60 Stories Project | Ron Tiessen has lived for 44 years on Pelee island where he has farmed and led a variety of community initiatives, like the Heritage Centre. He and his wife Kathryn, also a retired teacher and native of Pelee Island, raised 3 boys there.  

The first week of September brought an atmosphere of excitement to Conrad Grebel University College as a new batch of Grebelites arrived at the residence, joined by their parents and greeted by enthusiastic upper-year students. A spirit of new possibilities could be felt in the air—a spirit that has been gracing Grebel’s doorstep for the last 60 years.