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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. July 22, 2021Online Conference on Aging and Spirituality Broadens International Connections
    A combined photo of screenshots including all 19 live speakers for the conference

    A collection of screenshots featuring presenters from the live Zoom programming during the conference.

  2. July 20, 2021Qualities of an Effective Leader: Organization and Commitment, Kindness and Empathy
    Katrina Steckle

    “I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to be an effective leader,” shared Katrina Steckle. “It takes incredible organization, commitment, and energy, but it also takes kindness and empathy.” Katrina has just graduated with a Psychology and English Literature and Rhetoric double major with a History minor at the University of Waterloo.

  3. July 9, 2021New Theological Studies Scholarship Established for Ministry Students
    Emerson and Elsie McDowell

    In recognition of Emerson and Elsie McDowell's commitment to the ministry of the Mennonite Church, their vision for ecumenism, and to support of the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program at Conrad Grebel University College, the Emerson and Elsie McDowell Theological Studies Scholarship has been established. The McDowells had a long relationship with Grebel as donors, parents, and grandparents. The McDowell family has a strong interest in church leadership and a passion for theological studies and ministry, and they have chosen to establish this award in honour of their parents. 

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  1. Aug. 15 to 27, 2021Ontario Mennonite Music Camp
    OMMC participants

  2. Sep. 30, 2021CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters in Time and Place
    call for proposals invitation

    We are welcoming your proposals for conference programming.
    Please submit by September 30, 2021.

    About the Conference

    Conference dates: May 13-15, 2022

    This academic conference and community education event will offer stories and analyses of encounters and relationships between Indigenous peoples and Mennonite settlers from point of contact through to the present.

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