Events - February 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 — 12:30 PM EST

The featured composition for this noon hour concert is a 25-minute piece titled Mama’s Painting: Louis Riel’s Dream by Dr Karen Sunabacka. The piece is inspired by an unfinished collection of paintings by her Métis grandmother Lenore Clouston titled “Louis Riel’s Dream.” The five paintings were to highlight the history of Western Canada through the stories of the indigenous peoples, illustrating the clashes of cultures and politics in Canada and pointing to a future where people of all races could live in harmony.

Monday, February 26, 2018 — 7:00 PM EST

A seminar and singers' workshop for choirs, conductors, and fans of choral music led by celebrated Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds. Hear Ēriks speak about his life and process as a composer, then actively participate with the host choirs as Ēriks leads attendees through singing 1-2 of his works. Fee includes scores*.

This workshop is presented in partnership with conductor Mark Vuorinen, Conrad Grebel University Choirs, and the Grand Philharmonic Choir. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018 — 5:15 PM to 6:30 PM EST

If you're in Grade 10 and planning to attend university, you and your parents are invited to learn what you can do now to prepare. Before attending this University of Waterloo event, join us at Grebel for a pizza dinner and learn about how Grebel's residence and academic programs can enhance the University of Waterloo experience!

February 22, 2018

5:15 - 6:30 pm (Dinner at Grebel)

6:30 - 8:30 pm (Main Campus Information Session)

Thursday, February 15, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST
Sawatsky lecture.

Grebel is pleased to welcome Donald E. Saliers as the 2018 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. Don will offer a public lecture titled, "Psalms in a Difficult Time: the Rhythms of Doxology and Lament," on Thursday, February 15th.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — 12:30 PM EST

The Cardinal Consort of Viols will be performing 'Heart's Ease', a programme full of some of their favourite pieces. The programme will feature some of the most beautiful music ever written including works by Jenkins, Byrd and Farina.

Sheila Smyth, treble viol
Linda Deshman, tenor viol
Sara Blake, bass viol
Valerie Sylvester, bass viol

Saturday, February 10, 2018 — 7:00 PM EST
Engaging in Restorative Justice

This event is part of the Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship Conference, a three day conference that explores the meaning, history, and practice of restorative justice.

This is a public event that is free to attend and open to all. This event is available with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. There is a Reception to follow this event in the Conrad Grebel Upper Atrium at 8:30pm.

Friday, February 9, 2018 — 7:00 PM EST
waterloo as restorative region

This event is part of the Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship Conference, a three day conference that explores the meaning, history, and practice of restorative justice.

This is a public event that is free to attend and open to all. This event is available with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation.

In this event Chris Cowie, the Executive Director of Community Justice Initiatives (CJI) explores the steps that Waterloo has taken toward becoming a restorative region, and how other regions can make similar moves.

Friday, February 9, 2018 (all day) to Sunday, February 11, 2018 (all day)

The Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship (ICPF) conference began in 1948 at Goshen College and represents the peace societies and other peace and justice interested students of Mennonite and affiliated colleges/universities in Canada and the United States. Each year, students organize and host a rotating conference that brings students together to learn from their diverse university experiences.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 — 6:30 PM EST
Sens vs. Devils

Tuesday, February 6th - Grebel and St. Paul's Alumni in Ottawa!

Join Fred W. Martin, Director of Advancement at Conrad Grebel at 6:30 p.m. for an Alumni Meet and Greet at The Canadian Tire Centre. Your $60 ticket includes Ledge seating, a hot sandwich from the carvery station, unlimited salad bar, a space to mingle with other alumni and access to a private bar area. The Ledge opens 90 minutes before game time and food will be served until the end of the first intermission. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, January 8, 2018 — 8:30 AM EST to Friday, April 13, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT
Beyond Essays Grebel Gallery.

Conrad Grebel University College’s Peace and Conflict Studies program (PACS) at the University of Waterloo was the first peace studies program in Canada, and has remained a leader in peace education for 40 years. With PACS’ innovative approach to learning, students can choose arts-based assignment options in many courses.

Celebrate PACS 40th anniversary with us by experiencing some of the most compelling arts-based assignments completed by students in the program. This artwork highlights the diverse, innovative, and transformational nature of the PACS program and PACS students.

Monday, May 15, 2017 — 8:30 AM to Thursday, April 11, 2019 — 4:30 PM EDT
Sites of Nonresistance.

War monuments, cenotaphs and honour rolls remind us daily of the most dramatic and familiar stories of war.  This exhibit tells war stories of a different kind, and lays out an alternative memorial landscape—the landscape of nonresistance.

These stories are gleaned from letters, diaries, newspapers, photographs, government documents and family histories found in the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. Together, they paint a picture of the Great War from a “peace church” perspective.

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Multimedia Videos

watch past lectures

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