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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. Mar. 1, 2019Renowned Vocalist Ysaÿe Barnwell to Visit GrebelRenowned Vocalist Ysaÿe Barnwell

    Music builds community! In an effort to strengthen relationships and connections between individuals and groups in academic and local settings, Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo is privileged to welcome an extraordinary musician as the 2019 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. Ysaÿe M. Barnwell, Ph.D.

  2. Feb. 4, 2019Grebel Gets Grant for Green Roof Grebel Green Roof

    In April 2019, the shovels will hit the ground in front of Conrad Grebel University College’s residence building as construction on a new kitchen facility begins. This project is part of a $6.8 million undertaking to expand the kitchen and dining room capacity at the College.

  3. Dec. 17, 2018Formalized Partnership will Deepen Connections in Pursuit of PeacePaul Heidebrecht, John Head, Rick Cober Bauman, and Marcus Shantz pose with signed Memorandum of Understanding

    On December 17, Conrad Grebel University College (Grebel) and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) formalized their partnership to advance peace through the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.

    The CPA is home to peace-oriented innovators and established organizations from Waterloo region’s vibrant peacebuilding ecosystem. Over the past four years, the CPA has enabled Grebel and MCC to partner in new ways through, for example, consultations, conferences, and gallery exhibits. This agreement builds on that foundation by deepening this unique partnership over the next three years.

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  1. Mar. 20, 2019Noon Hour Concert: Songs for My Mother - ReturnSongs for my mother cover art

    Well known local composer and retired Grebel professor Carol Ann Weaver will launch her Songs for my Mother CD, playing a selection of songs along with soprano Mary Catherine Pazzano and Willem Moolenbeek on sax.

    Carol Ann Weaver's website

  2. Mar. 23, 2019Connected and Human: University Choir ConcertUW Choir

    With music as a guide, this concert will examine what it means to be human in a world of remarkable technological advances. Composers include A. Vivaldi, K. Smith, and Z. R. Stroope.

  3. Mar. 24, 2019My Spirit Sang All Day: Chamber Choir Dr. Mark Vuorinen

    Inspiring music by Tallis, Britten, Finzi, Gjeilo, Barnum and others to fill the soul. This 25 voice choir is directed by Dr. Mark Vuorinen.

    Tickets available at the door.

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