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Saturday, December 1, 2018 — 7:00 PM EST

Doon by Lantern Light Guided Tour

Join Grebel Alumni and Friends for a special Across-the-Creek event at Doon Heritage Village in Kitchener.

Back by popular demand!

Friday, November 16, 2018 — 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST

Spirituality, Aging, and Narrative: The Sacred Art of Story Listening, with Bill Randall

Come explore the intersections between spirituality and narrative, and between narrative and aging, focusing on both the unique developmental tasks of later life, and the challenges aging poses to our stories. The afternoon will introduce the sacred art of story listening and prepare participants to provide narrative care.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 — 4:00 PM EST

Join Bill Randall in considering the many respects in which aging is an inherently spiritual process—not religious necessarily, but spiritual (broadly defined). Despite prevailing perceptions of aging as a matter of inevitable decline, the challenges and changes that come with it can be experienced as Nature’s way of nudging us into the adventure of truly growing old (versus just getting old)—growing in insight, understanding, and compassion.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 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. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT
Michael Wood Trio

This concert will feature an eclectic mix of music by Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, and Monk.  Performers Michael Wood on vibes/percussion, Steve Clark on bass, and Rob LaRose on percussion have a wealth of experience between them.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (all day) to Friday, December 21, 2018 (all day)

Soheila Esfahani

This exhibition features the work of artist and cultural translator Soheila Esfahani. As an Iranian Canadian, Soheila has lived in what she calls a “negotiated third space” and her artwork emerges from her reflections on this experience.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

The 2018 Benjamin Eby Lecture features Professor Alicia Batten, presenting "Memory, Identity, and the Sermon on the Mount: The Case of André Trocmé."

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT
Thursday, October 11, 2018 — 7:30 PM EDT

Conversations with the 2018 recipient of the Conrad Grebel Distinguished Alumni Service Award - Dean Peachey '82,'86

This conversation, hosted by Assistant PACS Professor Reina Neufeldt, will focus on Dean's current work and some reminiscing on the early years as the PACS program was emerging at Waterloo.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 — 2:00 PM EDT
Taste of Grebel invitation September 29, 2018

Friends and family of Grebel residents and associates are invited to share the day with us. We are planning a host of activities and events that will give you a sample of the student experience at Grebel. This, of course, includes a great meal and an opportunity to connect with students, staff and faculty.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 — 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Fill the table making space for community

"Fill the Table" - Kitchen/Dining Room Renovation

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Grebel’s Fill The Table campaign, which will expand and enhance Grebel’s kitchen and dining room to accommodate our growing community.

See the latest plans and enjoy light refreshments with fellow Grebel supporters at this milestone occasion.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT
Goodchild Grady Duo

The Goodchild Grady Duo will present an all Canadian program of works for clarinet/bass clarinet and percussion.  The concert will feature Toronto based composer Shelley Marwood, Saskatoon composer Kendra Harder, as well as other contemporary composers.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 — 1:00 PM EDT

Grebel Reunion 2018

Celebrating and Reuniting Alumni that were here between '95 and '05

Join Alumni Reunion planning committee: Sarah (Hastings) Martin '01, Brenda (Shantz) Prins '02, Gideon Prins '01, Tobin Reimer '08, Alissa Bender '01, and Meghan (Voth) Reimer '07 (not pictured) on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 — 12:30 PM EDT
Monday, September 17, 2018 (all day) to Saturday, September 22, 2018 (all day)
Peace Week 2018

Peace Week was initiated by Conrad Grebel University College and continues annually with a series of community events for the week surrounding the International Day of Peace on September 21. Plan an event or take part in one!

Friday, September 7, 2018 — 12:00 PM EDT

Please join us for an impromptu jazz concert in the beautiful UWaterloo Rock Garden.  The concert will start at noon and go for approximately an hour, weather permitting.  Bring your lunch and stay a while.

The musicians are renowned vibist Michael Wood and two students from the UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble.

Thursday, September 6, 2018 — 9:00 AM to Friday, September 21, 2018 — 10:00 PM EDT
University Choir Spring 2018

The University of Waterloo Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College invites all students, faculty, staff, and community members to join most of the eight ensembles that it sponsors and organizes.

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.

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, Romania, 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, July 12, 2018 (all day) to Friday, October 5, 2018 (all day)
A New Era of Peace and a Peaceful Land

This exhibition, sponsored by Mennonite Central Committee and curated by the Korean Art Forum, collects rarely seen works by American, Chinese, North and South Korean artists. 

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.

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