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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.

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Academics

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.

Making Space for Community

Grebel has embarked on a project to expand the kitchen and renovation the dining room. Construction started in April 2019 and is anticipated to finish in the fall of 2020. Learn more about this exciting endeavor and see how you can get involved in the Fill the Table capital campaign!

  1. Jan. 15, 2020Visiting the Prairies Through Compositions
    Karen Sunabaka and Darryl Friesen

    From the Prairies: The Solo Piano Music of Karen Sunabacka received warm applause from the full audience at Conrad Grebel University College's first Noon Hour Concert of the season on January 15. Grebel Music Prof. Karen Sunabacka is a composer, cellist, and music theorist based in Waterloo.

  2. Jan. 14, 2020Melding the theoretical and the practical
    Jane Kuepfer speaking at a podium

    Combining academics and practice is vital to learning. Recognizing this, Professor Jane Kuepfer, Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging, integrates experiential learning in the classes that she teaches in the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program at Conrad Grebel University College. “Academics is a way of processing what happens in daily life. Our interactions and service outside of the classroom are enriched as we strive to understand ourselves and others better through readings and discussion in class.”

  3. Jan. 10, 2020“Food & Faith” Examines Mennonite farming locally and globally
    Food and faith lecture schedule graphic

    The 2020 Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies at Conrad Grebel University College will examine Mennonite agriculture around the world and how this vocation directly impacts the lives of farmers. The Bechtel Lectures provide an opportunity to gain understanding of Mennonite history, identity, faith and culture across disciplines. “Food & Faith: Mennonites Farming Locally and Globally” will explore these themes in a film screening and a breakfast panel.

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  1. Dec. 17, 2019 to Jan. @17, 2020Ensemble auditions for Winter 2020 are open for registration
    Instrumental Chamber Ensemble

    Thinking ahead to next term?  Sign up for an audition now with one of
    our seven ensembles.  See https://uwaterloo.ca/music/ensembles
    for details.  Open to all UWaterloo students, including undergraduates, 
    and Grad students.  

  2. Jan. 19, 2020Compline
    Spanish singers

    Timeless chant, Spanish Renaissance music, and prayer in the austere beauty of Keffer Chapel at Martin Luther University College. Presented by Schola Musica Sacra, which includes UWaterloo and WLU students.

  3. Jan. 22, 2020Noon Hour Concert: Calgary Connection
    Ralf Buschmeyer

    Ralf Buschmeyer celebrates his return to Ontario with friends new and old. Michael Wood is a Stratford vibes player Ralf worked with while a faculty member of Ambrose University Calgary. Over the past few years, Michael and Ralf have played together frequently and have developed a sound inspired by the great Gary Burton Quartets. Clark Johnston is an old school chum of Ralf’s, both having graduated from Hamilton’s Mohawk College Applied Music program in the 90’s. 

    The concert will be a mix of original material, Jazz Standards with new arrangements and classic Jazz-Vibes repertoire. 

    • Ralf Buschmeyer, Guitar
    • Michael Wood, Vibraphone
    • Clark Johnston, Upright Bass

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