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Saturday, November 3, 2018 — 10:00 AM EDT
Grebel students dancing in red and white

Come and see what Grebel and University of Waterloo have to offer! This open house is for students looking to attend UWaterloo in Fall 2019 or beyond. 

Sunday, August 26, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
Niagara Grebel gathering graphic

Join fellow Grebel alumni and friends on Sunday, August 26th from 1:30pm – 3:30pm at Vineland Estates. This event is the perfect opportunity to:

Sunday, July 29, 2018 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Summer Picnic graphic

Join fellow Grebel alumni on Sunday, July 29 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for a summer picnic at Grebel. This event is the perfect opportunity to:

Sunday, July 22, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

There could not be a more delightful way to spend a summer evening.  Three different chamber groups of talented students will perform classical music in the Conrad Grebel Chapel.  Refreshments to follow.  Free admission. 

Thursday, July 19, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Selections of enchanting, well known and loved music from England, Italy, Rumania, France, and Germany. 

Orchestra@uwaterloo is a university-wide orchestra open to students, staff, faculty, and alumni of the University of Waterloo. The orchestra's Music Director is Daniel Warren.  

Saturday, July 14, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Music has long been a constant companion to many aspects of the human condition. It can invite people to dance or offer comfort in times of distress; it can be used in reverence of God, or offer commentary on life’s great joys and tribulations. Just as “there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens”, there is music to accompany it all.

Thursday, June 28, 2018 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
Toronto Grebel gathering graphic

Join fellow Grebel alumni for an after-work reception on Thursday, June 28th from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at The Hot House Restaurant. This event is the perfect opportunity to:

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT
Nukes and the Nobel: A Conversation with Setsuko Thurlow

Join us for a conversation with 2017 Nobel Peace Prize recipient and world-renowned nuclear ban advocate Setsuko Thurlow.

Friday, June 8, 2018 — 8:00 PM to Sunday, June 10, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

In July 2015, two women walked 700 km to Waterloo, Ontario

When theatre creators Erin Brubacher and Christine Brubaker discovered they shared an ancestor who arrived in Ontario on foot in the early 1800s, they began plotting an adventure to walk the same 700 kms, through what's now the Bible Belt of Pennsylvania, tracing the migration of their Mennonite ancestors to Brubacher House, here in Waterloo Region.

Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 19:30
Discovery: A Comic Lament
Sunday, June 3, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
Leamington Grebel gathering graphic

Join fellow Grebel alumni and friends on Sunday, June 3rd from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens. This event is the perfect opportunity to:

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 19:30
Discovery: A Comic Lament
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 19:30
Discovery: A Comic Lament
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 19:30
Discovery: A Comic Lament
Saturday, May 26, 2018 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Grebel students holdin tour signs

Students with offers of admission to University of Waterloo are invited to attend a special open house with a focus on finding the right place to live! 

Come experience what residence life at Grebel is like! Onsite applications to residence and interviews will be offered.

For more information email Rebekah DeJong, Student Life and Recruitment Coordinator, rjdejong@uwaterloo.ca

Friday, May 18, 2018 — 2:30 PM EDT
Balinese Gamelan Ensemble
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Free Public Lecture

Addressing what many consider the world's most intractable conflict, Naim Ateek offers a succinct primer on the theology of liberation in the context of the Palestinian struggle for freedom and self-determination. He proposes a strategy for biblical interpretation that emphasizes the prophetic themes of inclusivity and justice. He concludes by providing broad principles for achieving security, peace, and justice for all the peoples in Israel/Palestine.

Sunday, April 22, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT
Convocation 2018 rescheduled

Conrad Grebel University College honours graduates who have lived and studied at Grebel while completing their University of Waterloo degree programs. This special Convocation takes place several weeks prior to the University of Waterloo Convocations where the official degrees are conferred. Faculty, staff, students, and families celebrate this significant accomplishment together.

Friday, April 20, 2018 — 6:00 PM EDT

Fundraising Dinner - Celebrating 40 years of PACS

In 1977, an academic concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies was formally launched at University of Waterloo.  It was the first undergraduate peace studies program at a Canadian university.

Sunday, April 15, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT
Convocation.

Conrad Grebel University College honours graduates who have lived and studied at Grebel while completing their University of Waterloo degree programs. This special Convocation takes place several weeks prior to the University of Waterloo Convocations where the official degrees are conferred. Faculty, staff, students, families, and friends celebrate this significant accomplishment together.

We welcome friends and families to this celebration on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Humanities Theatre, Hagey Hall, University of Waterloo.

Friday, March 30, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Dramatic, tragic and yet indescribably beautiful -- Bach's eloquent St. John Passion, with brilliant tenor Lawrence Wiliford as the Evangelist. Don't miss this Good Friday tradition! Presented by the Grand Philharmonic Choir and the UWaterloo Chamber Choir.  Directed by Dr. Mark Vuorinen.

For tickets see Centre in the Square website.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Schubert Symphony #8 (unfinished)

Smetana, the Moldau

Brahms "Academic Festival Overture"

Saint Saens, "Bacchanale" from Samson and Delilah Massenet, "Meditation" from Thais (violin soloist Lila Huang) Mahler, Adagietto, from Symphony #5

Thursday, March 29, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Directed by Daniel Warren, students, staff, faculty, and alumni from all faculties join together to play beautiful symphonic music.

Selections include Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (The Unfinished); Smetana’s The Moldau; Brahms’ "Academic Festival Overture"; Saint Saëns’ "Bacchanale" from Samson and Delilah;  Massenet’s "Meditation" from Thaïs (violin soloist Lila Huang); Mahler’s Adagietto, from Symphony No. 5.

Sunday, March 25, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT



Five different Chamber Ensembles, and sixteen talented musicians using 5 different instruments.  A lovely way to spend a Winter evening.  Directed by Ben Bolt-Martin.  Free Admission, reception to follow.

Sunday, March 25, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT

The UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble will perform a mix of jazz standards from Gordon Goodwin, Count Basie, Wayne Shorter, Duke Ellington, and more.  Directed by well know percussionist Michael Wood, the ensemble consists of 20 UW jazz aficionados.  

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watch past lectures

Watch our special event videos: the Bechtel LecturesMennonite Literature series, the Eby Lecture, and the Sawatsky Lecture.