Thursday, September 30, 2021 — 11:00 PM EDT
call for proposals invitation

We are welcoming your proposals for conference programming.
Please submit by September 30, 2021.

About the Conference

Conference dates: May 13-15, 2022

This academic conference and community education event will offer stories and analyses of encounters and relationships between Indigenous peoples and Mennonite settlers from point of contact through to the present.

Sunday, August 15, 2021 — 10:36 AM to Friday, August 27, 2021 — 4:00 PM EDT
OMMC participants
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 — 4:30 PM EDT
invitation to the virtual ribbon cutting

After two years of construction, a global pandemic, and a decade of dreaming and planning, Grebel's new kitchen and renovated dining room are complete! More than 1000 generous donors and alumni contributed to making this project a success, generously giving more than $4.2m to the Fill the Table capital campaign.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 — 4:30 PM EDT
Ed hands out tissues during o-week to parents

After 22 years as Grebel's chaplain, Ed Janzen is retiring.  Please join us for a virtual service of celebration and sending.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 — 8:00 PM EDT
Logo for International conference on Ageing and Spirituality

Vital Connections: Claiming Voice and Learning to Listen
June 8th and June 22/23, 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021 — 11:00 AM EDT
reunion invitation

Save the date! The '70s era Grebel alumni reunion will be held virtually on Saturday, June 5th at 11:00 AM EDT. 

Put on your wide-collared shirt, grab your pet rock, load up the 8-track with your favourite disco tunes, and get ready to Zoom into 1970s Grebel! Catch up with long-lost friends and reminisce at Grebel’s ‘70s era online reunion.

Friday, June 4, 2021 — 7:00 PM EDT

The four University Colleges at the University of Waterloo are getting together to host an epic alumni craft beer and bites virtual event - and you are invited! This special event will pair craft beer selections with carefully chosen treats; a great way to connect with old (and new) friends!

Sunday, May 16, 2021 — 2:00 PM EDT

Join us for a special virtual celebration of accomplishment during Grebel's convocation. Featuring student messages, valedictorian speeches, and faculty send offs. 

Thursday, May 13, 2021 — 7:00 PM EDT
IME conference invitation

This special video presentation includes messages of welcome and introductions from Indigenous and Mennonite scholars, collaborators, community members, and musicians. This sampler is meant to provide a taste of what the 2022 Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters in Time and Place event might be, and to encourage responses to our call for proposals.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 — 12:30 PM EDT
Integrated Music Ensemble

END OF TERM CONCERTS are an important part of Ensembles that we have really been missing, so towards that end we are holding a VIRTUAL CONCERT.  The Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, Chapel Choir, Choirs@UWaterloo, Integrated Instrumental Ensemble, and Jazz Ensemble will all be participating.  Stay tuned for further details.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 — 7:30 PM EDT

Join Peace and Conflict Studies and the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement on Tuesday, March 30, 7:30pm-9:30pm for a virtual production of “Unmute” by Theatre of the Beat. Unmute is a forum theatre piece that addresses the rise of domestic violence and gender-based assault during COVID-19. While a family’s life may seem normal from the other side of the screen, abuse is lurking behind closed doors. Immerse yourself in this important and timely piece that gives audience members the chance to rehearse scenarios for real life.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 — 12:30 PM EDT
Ekleipsis Guitar Trio
Saturday, March 20, 2021 — 10:00 AM EDT
open house invite

Join us on Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST to learn more about the University of Waterloo and Grebel!

Friday, March 19, 2021 — 7:00 PM to Sunday, March 21, 2021 — 7:00 PM EDT
big fish logo

Edward Bloom has spun many colorful tales about his astonishing escapades. But are any of them true? His son, soon to be a father himself, delves into the mysteries of his father's life, with surprising and delightful results. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 — 12:30 PM EDT
Adromeda Trio
Thursday, March 11, 2021 — 7:00 PM EST
lecture invitation

Blackness, Whiteness and the Anabaptist 'Imagined Community' in Print and Mission

This lecture will premiere via YouTube on March 11 at 7:00 PM and is viewable without registration.

A virtual Q&A will follow, and requires registration to participate. Please register here to participate in the Q&A.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 — 12:30 PM EST
Elizabeth & Michael Lepock

Elizabeth and Michael Lepock will be performing alternating solos from Austrian composer Hugo Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch.  Anna Ronai, a well known local pianist will accompany them.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 — 12:30 PM EST
Laurel Swinden

Accompanied by renowned pianist Stephanie Mara, flautist Laurel Swinden will perform works to help celebrate International Women's Day which falls on Monday, March 8th.  The composers include:

Florence Price
Valerie Coleman
Amanda Harberg
Cecile Chaminade

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 — 12:30 PM EST
Marko Pejonovic, pianist
Thursday, February 18, 2021 — 7:30 PM EST
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 — 12:30 PM EST
Caroline Schmidt
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 — 8:00 PM EST

Three cookies baked by local Old Order Mennonite women in 1984 lie in a box at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. How they came to be here involves a patent dispute, a famous cookbook author, and a series of events that inspired a stage production and screenplay. Perhaps this lighthearted tale holds some lessons for us today? Join Archivist Laureen Harder-Gissing to find out.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 — 12:30 PM EST
Michelle Lafferty

This concert is a collaboration between mezzo-soprano Michelle Lafferty and Pianist Kimly Mengyin Wan.  The premiere will be released on February 3 and will continue to be available on the Grebel You-tube Channel.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 — 7:00 PM EST
Hymnal Celebration with Sara Johnson

Join the Grebel Community for a special virtual chapel service to celebrate the arrival of our new hymnal Voices Together. This special service is open to the public and will feature a homiletic reflection by Distinguished Alumni award winner Sarah Johnson. The service will include music and worship resources from Voices Together

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 — 12:30 PM EST
Anneli Loepp Thiessen

As a member of the Mennonite Song and Worship Committee, Anneli Loepp Thiessen has spent the past four years helping to choose hymns for the new "Voices Together" Hymnal.  Sifting through over 10,000 pieces of music, the committee chose 775 finalists.  


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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.