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Grebel has a fantastic residence community on the campus of the University of Waterloo! Join this enthusiastic community of people who are dedicated to making Grebel an amazing place to live and grow. Meet some of Grebel's current students. Take a tour. Discover leadership opportunities at Grebel. Apply now to live in the residence. 


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 ArtsHistoryMennonite StudiesPhilosophyReligious Studies, and Sociology. Grebel also offers two Master’s level graduate programs in Theological Studies and  Peace and Conflict Studies.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Sep. 13, 2017Two exhibits at Conrad Grebel offer unfamiliar perspectives on the First World WarHistorical Mennonite photo

    For 48 days beginning September 25, the names of 661,818 soldiers and nurses on all sides of the First World War will be digitally displayed at more than 60 locations around the world. The Mennonite Archives of Ontario will be one of these locations.

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  1. Nov. 24, 2017Michael Jackson Vespers for JusticeMichael Jackson Vespers

    You are invited to a unique vespers service for justice, inspired by the music of pop-legend Michael Jackson. All are welcome.

  2. Nov. 25, 2017Balinese Gamelan Ensemble Concert

    The University of Waterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will perform a selection of traditional and modern compositions.  First started in 2013, the ensemble led by artist-in-residence Dewa Suparta and Dr. Maisie Sum is expanding its repertoire and level every term.  

  3. Nov. 26, 2017University of Waterloo Choir: Festivals of Light

    St. Lucia’s Day, Yi Ping, Diwali, Obon, Hanukkah, Advent and Christmas -- festivals of light.  Around the world, groups have fashioned holidays, festivals, and rituals around it. With these rituals come beautiful practices. The UW Choir will explore music from India, Japan, Thailand, and Sweden as well as Canadian traditional music for Advent and Christmas.  The UW Choir is directed by Dr. Gerard Yun.

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