Events

Friday, June 14, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Aging and Spirituality: Finding courage and resilience

June 13 and 14, 2019, 10 AM–4PM

We can find ourselves in new territory where much is unknown as we face challenges and difficulties in illness, in the aging process, and in dying. In the same way the grit inside an oyster transforms into a pearl, we wonder if our fear and frustration can be transformed into something just as beautiful in us.

You are invited to a time of learning, reflection, and self-care.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Aging and Spirituality: Finding courage and resilience

June 13 and 14, 2019, 10 AM–4PM

We can find ourselves in new territory where much is unknown as we face challenges and difficulties in illness, in the aging process, and in dying. In the same way the grit inside an oyster transforms into a pearl, we wonder if our fear and frustration can be transformed into something just as beautiful in us.

You are invited to a time of learning, reflection, and self-care.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 — 3:30 PM EDT
Students from 2005-2010

Celebrating those that were here anytime between '05-'10

Please join us for an afternoon BBQ informal event. The event will take place from 3:30-7:00 p.m.

Activities will include Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Board Games, Video Games, etc.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
Fretz lecture poster

Feeding the Colony, the Nation and the Market: Transported Foodways and New Crops in Latin American Mennonite Communities

How did persistent attachment to wheat shape Mennonite settlement in Paraguay? What did it mean for Mennonites to rapidly expand the availability and affordability of butter, milk, and cheese in local markets in northern Mexico and eastern Bolivia? Learn how the place of Mennonites in Latin American societies over the past century has been premised on practices of producing, marketing and consuming food.

Saturday, May 25, 2019 — 11:00 AM EDT
Grebelites sitting on Muskoka chairs

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.

Monday, May 6, 2019 — 9:00 AM to Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — 10:00 PM EDT
orchestra@uwaterloo


Spring 2019 Ensemble auditions are open for registration. See Ensemble page for details. 
In Spring term we offer the Balinese Gamelan, Instrumental Chamber groups, orchestra@uwaterloo, and the University Choir.
The orchestra needs 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, & 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, and a tuba

Monday, May 6, 2019 — 8:30 AM to Friday, October 25, 2019 — 6:00 PM EDT
New Fraktur exhibit

Meg Harder is an interdisciplinary artist working and living in the Grand River Watershed. Harder graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the University of Waterloo, which included a six month exchange at Bezalel Academy of Art in Jerusalem. She studied under Paula Wilson at Haystack Mountain school of crafts in 2018. She was the 2015 Eastern Comma Artist in Residence at Rare Charitable Research Reserve and at Vermont Studio Centre in 2018. She has exhibited at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Forum of Kitchener and Area, and The Museum, Kitchener.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 — 4:30 PM EDT
Groundbreaking for Grebel's Kitchen and Dining Room Expansion

You are invited to join the Grebel community as we officially break ground for our Kitchen and Dining Room expansion project! Hear from Grebel President Marcus Shantz and a Board representative, as well as a word from our architects. You'll have a chance to speak with students involved in the project and learn how the renovation and expansion will increase their quality of living at Grebel.

Sunday, April 14, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT
Grebel Convocation 2019

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 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Humanities Theatre, Hagey Hall, University of Waterloo.

Thursday, April 4, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
orchestra@uwaterloo

Repertoire includes the Brahms Piano Concerto #2 in Bb major, with Soloist Eric Liang (winner of the 2018 UW Concerto Competition) and Von Suppé ‘s Poet and Peasant Overture plus Bruckner’s  Overture in G minor.

Every two years, orchestra@uwaterloo holds a Concerto and Aria Competition that is open to University of Waterloo students and recent graduates, and is judged by a panel of professional musicians. Winners perform as soloists with the orchestra in a public concert.  The contest is sponsored by Prof. David Taylor. 

Free Admission, tickets available at the door.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
Balinese Gamelan Ensemble

Come experience the polyrhythms and polyphony of Balinese gamelan music played by Waterloo’s two local ensembles: the UWaterloo Balinese Gamelan and Grebel Community Balinese Gamelan. Directed by artist-in-residence, I Dewa Made Suparta, students and community members gather over a 12-week period to learn traditional and modern pieces through listening, imitation, repetition, and memorization.

Sunday, March 31, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
Sam Schirm, cello

Six different Instrumental Chamber Ensemble trios will play a lovely selection of classical music.  Composers for this term include Brahms, Beethoven, and lesser known composers such as Von Call, Weber, Rheinberger, and Arensky.  Chamber Ensembles are directed by Ben Bolt-Martin.

Reception to follow, Free Admission.

Sunday, March 31, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT
Jazz Ensemble

The UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble consists of approximately 20 jazz aficionados playing standard and non-standard jazz instruments.  Directed by Michael Wood, this ensemble will play a wide selection of popular jazz music. 

Tickets available at the door.  Reception to follow. 

Friday, March 29, 2019 (all day) to Sunday, March 31, 2019 (all day)
Grebel’s Student Council production of Beauty and the Beast

Join us for Grebel’s Student Council production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an all student production! Tickets go on sale Monday, February 18.

SHOWTIMES

March 29 at 7:00 PM
March 30 at 1:00 PM
March 30 at 7:00 PM
March 31 at 1:00 PM

TICKETS

$25 for adults
$20 for students and seniors (60+)

Monday, March 25, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Pop-up Museum

“Pop-up” Peace Museum – Presented by the students of PACS 203/HIST 232 (A History of Peace Movements), the Pop-up Peace Museum features 14 exhibits highlighting a wide range of peace and justice movements from the 20th and 21st centuries. Come and visit on Monday, March 25 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm in Room #2202 at Conrad Grebel University College (directly across from Grebel’s front reception desk).

Sunday, March 24, 2019 — 3:00 PM EDT
Dr. Mark Vuorinen

Inspiring music by Tallis, Britten, Finzi, Gjeilo, Barnum and others to fill the soul. This 25 voice choir is directed by Dr. Mark Vuorinen.

Tickets available at the door.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 — 7:30 PM EDT
UW Choir
Friday, March 22, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Person's hand holding smartphone that says, "Let's talk tech" on the screen.

Youth groups and youth ages 12–18 are invited to explore how we use and misuse technology. Through hands-on workshops and with our speakers we will explore topics like screen addiction and balance, peacebuilding in a digital age, how technology impacts the way we worship, and using technology purposefully.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT
Songs for my mother cover art

Well known local composer and retired Grebel professor Carol Ann Weaver will launch her Songs for my Mother CD, playing a selection of songs along with soprano Mary Catherine Pazzano and Willem Moolenbeek on sax.

Carol Ann Weaver's website

Thursday, March 14, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT
An Impossible Task: Trinitarian Theology for a  Radical Church?

John noted that he is giving fresh energy to this question that has been an integral part of his life’s research. It promises to be a stimulating evening and we look forward to seeing Rempel in fine form!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT
Andromeda Trio

Well known and beloved by local music patrons, the Andromeda Trio consists of Marcus Scholtes, Violin; Miriam Stewart-Kroeker, Cello; and Heidi Wall, Piano.
Their repertoire for this concert will be Sergei Rachmaninoff's 
Trio élégiaque in D minor, Opus 9.

Saturday, March 9, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell leading a workshop

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell, appointed as the College’s Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar, will offer a workshop on "Building a Vocal Community: The Power of Song in Community."

Saturday, March 9, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Grebel students doing the limbo

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! 

Friday, March 8, 2019 — 7:30 PM EST
Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell leading a workshop

On Friday, March 8, 2019, Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwellappointed as the College’s Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar, will offer the Sawatsky Lecture on “The Power of Music to Create Inclusive Communities.”

Thursday, March 7, 2019 — 6:30 PM EST
Ottawa Senators versus New York Islanders

Join Fred W. Martin, Grebel's Director of Advancement, at 6:30 p.m. for an Alumni Meet and Greet at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Your $70 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.

Email Alison Enns to reserve your tickets. Or call 519-885-0220 x24217.

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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.