New Exhibit at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario:
“Growing Family: Design & Desire in Mennonite Genealogy”
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this exhibit, artist Catherine Dallaire re-examines the original Indigenous values in animal and plant life that are often vilified by contemporary Western settler culture. Building understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews is an important step towards peace and conciliation in the Canadian context. Creating space for Indigenous wisdom to guide culture and policy is an integral part of building peace and justice.
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.