Friday, June 19, 2020 — 9:30 AM EDT

Embodying hope, faith and playfulness in caregiving: Practical and spiritual resources for a complicated vocation

We have all heard both comments portraying caregiving as a depressing burden and stories suggesting that caregiving is a spiritual experience leading to increased growth and happiness.  Surely our beliefs about giving care influence how we navigate its challenges. But what to believe? How can we sort out these differing visions without being lost in either pessimism or idealism?

Saturday, June 6, 2020 — 2:30 PM EDT
Invitation to Alumni Beers and Bites

The four University Colleges at UWaterloo are getting together to host an epic alumni evening of craft beer and snacks.

Saturday, June 6, 2020 — 11:00 AM EDT

We know it doesn’t feel like 50 years since you graced the Grebel halls, but it’s time to join your close companions, long-lost friends, prank partners, and conversation compatriots at a special ’60s-era Grebel alumni luncheon with your favourite host, Eric Friesen (BA 1967)!

Contact Nancy Regehr on the Alumni Committee or Alison Enns to help with planning.

Saturday, May 23, 2020 — 10:00 AM EDT

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! On-site applications to residence and interviews will be offered.

Friday, March 27, 2020 — 7:00 PM EDT
Fault in our Stars film screening invitation

Attend a film screening of The Fault In Our Stars and follow up discussion from 7:oo p.m.-9:30 p.m. at Grebel, as part of the Absent Friends Film Series. 

Based on The New York Times best-selling book by John Green, The Fault In Our Stars follows two adolescents living with cancer who fall in love. 

Saturday, March 21, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Invitation to explore Grebel at this years March Break Open House

Come and see what Grebel and University of Waterloo have to offer! This open house is for students looking to attend UWaterloo in Fall 2020 or beyond! 

Friday, March 13, 2020 — 6:00 PM EDT
a drone hangs in a sunset sky on this youth event invitation

The topic of technology and how it is used continues to be prevalent to this age range. Grebel feels particularly well-equipped to engage with this topic. We are thrilled to be able to host out third technology themed youth event.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 — 7:30 PM EDT
Invitation to Fretz lecture featuring an old book

"Where Moth and Rust Destroy: Archives and the Contest over Anabaptist Information"

Archives set the parameters of what we can know about early Anabaptists. Examination of archives’ own histories shows that, far from neutral repositories of historical evidence, these collections intensified conflict between early Anabaptists and their opponents. The management of information about nonconformists contributed to their repression, while Anabaptists’ documentary response supported their efforts to survive. 

Friday, March 6, 2020 — 7:00 PM EST
An evening of Jazz in support of TMTC fundraiser invitation

Join the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre in this fundraising event held at the Hirut Cafe and Restaurant located on the Danforth, on Friday, March 6th, 2020.

Friday, March 6, 2020 — 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM EST
Nonviolent action in action poster that shows three fists that are raised in solidarity and peaceful protest

Join the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Grebel for a one-day event exploring both principled and pragmatic approaches to nonviolent activism for social change. Learn both historical and contemporary examples of how nonviolence was used to bring about change with Professor Marlene Epp and Professor Eric Lepp, and build practical nonviolence skills with The Ripple Effect Education to take action in school, community, and the world.

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Friday, February 28, 2020 — 7:30 PM EST

Rick Hill offers reflections on seeking meaning through ancient law, uncovering the 1,000 year old wisdom of Haudenosaunee ancestors, and trying to live accordingly in a modern world of chaos. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Mary Catherine Pazzano

Featuring singer Mary-Catherine Pazzano and pianist Paul Stouffer, the program will be a jazzy exploration of Bernstein's iconic West Side Story, while also delving into his various musicals (On the Town, Wonderful Town), and classical works as well such as MASS, Peter Pan, and Candide.

                                           Noon Hour Concert series proudly sponsored by 

Thursday, February 20, 2020 — 7:30 PM to Sunday, February 23, 2020 — 2:00 PM EST
Nunsense the Musical banner

Conrad Grebel, in partnership with Aha! Productions presents the off-broadway hit musical Nunsense as part of the Fill the Table campaign. All proceeds will be used for expanding the college kitchen and dining room space. Your $40 ticket includes taxes and handling fees.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 — 5:15 PM EST
Picture of grebelites who are holding cookies and are dancing with the cookie mascot

If you're 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 20, 2020

5:15 - 6:30 pm (Dinner at Grebel)

Thursday, February 13, 2020 — 7:00 PM EST
Invitation to book launch of "advocating for peace" by WIlliam Janzen, featuring a book cover with the canadian parliment buildi

Advocating for Peace: Stories from the Ottawa Office of Mennonite Central Committee, 1975-2008

Join us on Thursday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. for a program with the book author William Janzen, including selected readings and a Q&A. Hosted by the Institute of Anabaptist Mennonite Studies

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Phases image

The Happenstancers is the shared vision of co-directors Brad Cherwin and Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh. Described as “Toronto’s best young chamber musicians” (Bachtrack) and recipients of the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Performance of an Ensemble in an Opera, Cherwin and Hardy-Kavanagh helm a rotating cast of innovative voices on Toronto’s classical scene. Their daring concert program PHASES leaps between centuries and styles, moods and colours, as works by Augusta Reed Thomas, Bram Van Camp, Mozart, and Beethoven conjure vibrant and varied personalities. Learn more at

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Shhh Ensemble

Spirits is piano/percussion duo SHHH!! Ensemble’s most ambitious project to date. Diversely inspired by composers reflections on the beyond, the nature of creativity, whiskey, and more, Spirits features two newly commissioned works from Canadian composers John Gordon Armstrong and Jocelyn Morlock. The programme is augmented by existing pieces by Andy Akiho, Micheline Roi, and John Beckwith.

Edana Higham, piano; Zach Pulak, percussion

Shhh Ensemble website                                                    Noon Hour concert series proudly sponsored by 

Sunday, February 2, 2020 — 1:00 PM EST
raptors game grebel alumni invitation

Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls

Join alumni from Conrad Grebel, St. Paul's, Renison and St. Jerome's for a Toronto Raptors game vs. the Chicago Bulls at the Scotiabank Arena

Saturday, February 1, 2020 — 9:00 AM EST

“Food & Faith: Mennonites Farming Locally and Globally”

Mennonite sociologist Winfield Fretz called farming the ‘sacred vocation.’  Even though fewer and fewer Mennonites are involved in it, we are all dependent on, if not blessed by it.  We used to talk together about farming and faith a lot more when more of us were farmers.  Maybe it’s time to talk again. 

Friday, January 31, 2020 — 7:30 PM EST

“Food & Faith: Mennonites Farming Locally and Globally”

Mennonite sociologist Winfield Fretz called farming the ‘sacred vocation.’  Even though fewer and fewer Mennonites are involved in it, we are all dependent on, if not blessed by it.  We used to talk together about farming and faith a lot more when more of us were farmers.  Maybe it’s time to talk again. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Daniel Lichti & James McLean

  Bass Daniel Lichti, tenor James McLean, and pianist Anna Ronai are well known to local audiences.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Ralf Buschmeyer

Ralf Buschmeyer celebrates his return to Ontario with friends new and old. Michael Wood is a Stratford vibes player Ralf worked with while a faculty member of Ambrose University Calgary. Over the past few years, Michael and Ralf have played together frequently and have developed a sound inspired by the great Gary Burton Quartets. Clark Johnston is an old school chum of Ralf’s, both having graduated from Hamilton’s Mohawk College Applied Music program in the 90’s. 

The concert will be a mix of original material, Jazz Standards with new arrangements and classic Jazz-Vibes repertoire. 

  • Ralf Buschmeyer, Guitar
  • Michael Wood, Vibraphone
  • Clark Johnston, Upright Bass

Sunday, January 19, 2020 — 9:00 PM EST
Spanish singers

Timeless chant, Spanish Renaissance music, and prayer in the austere beauty of Keffer Chapel at Martin Luther University College. Presented by Schola Musica Sacra, which includes UWaterloo and WLU students.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — 12:30 PM EST
Dr. Darryl Friesen

Dr. Darryl Friesen has been praised for his “rich palette of tonal colour” and performances of “intimate, poignant simplicity” (Winnipeg Free Press, 2008).  


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