Thursday, March 24, 2022 — 7:30 PM EDT
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Resistance Strategies: Equipping Ourselves and Our Communities for Long Term Justice Work

The work of building a more just world includes acknowledging the world that is, and that was. This knowledge can be overwhelming, especially for people with marginalized identities. This talk will reflect on strategies from past and current movements, as well as how my own teaching has changed.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 — 12:30 PM EDT
Subhadra Vijaykumar

Toronto based award winning violinist Subhadra Vijaykumar brings the unique sounds of her Carnatic (South Indian classical) violin to the Chapel at Conrad Grebel. Subhadra will explain Carnatic Music and  how the Carnatic violin, while being identical to the western violin, still differs from it.

Saturday, March 19, 2022 — 9:00 AM EDT
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If you are a future student, this virtual open house is your one stop for all you need to know about UWaterloo, with an opportunity to learn more about Grebel residence and academic programs. 

Participate in presentations covering everything from programs, co-op, student life, financing your education, and housing. Visit our booths to chat with students, professors, and staff and find answers to your questions.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 — 12:30 PM EDT

Amelia Grace Yates

Amelia Grace YatesD.M.A., is a pianist, adjudicator, and instructor from Ancaster Ontario. A recent graduate of the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of Western Ontario, Dr. Yates’s research focusses on the solo piano music of Canadian composer Ann Southam. She is passionate about researching and performing the music of contemporary Canadian composers.

Monday, March 14, 2022 — 10:00 AM to Friday, August 19, 2022 — 4:00 PM EDT

Voices Together: A Celebration of Art and Music explores the complementary nature of visual art and worship in the Mennonite Church. Featuring over a dozen works of art found in Voices Together, the exhibition offers visitors a more intimate view of the art found in this new Mennonite hymnal.

Thursday, March 10, 2022 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST

In the last two years, instructions to "shelter in place" became familiar around the globe as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This lecture considers what it means to shelter in place, not just in terms of emergency management, but as a deliberate practice with ethical and ecological effects. What do poets, walkers, and weather observers teach us about the value of dwelling in place? What does shelter look like for those who are forced to leave their homes? And when prevented from staying in place, how can a person dwell? Is it possible to shelter in time?

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 — 12:30 PM EST
Lorri Gemmell, harpist

Violinist Etsuko Kimura and harpist Lori Gemmell are working towards a recording of music for violin and harp which will include commissions of new works by Canadian composers.  We are delighted to be able to feature one of these works in our noon hour concert, along with other more well known compositions.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 — 12:30 PM EST
Elizabeth & Michael Lepock

We will be presenting a recital of English songs and duets by British, Canadian, and American composers, including Vaughan Williams, Barber, Finzi, Larsen, Raminsh, and Weill. Since the partnership between poetry and music is so essential to art song, we wanted to return to our linguistic roots by presenting songs written in our mother tongue. As we chose sets for this recital, the theme of women arose, as our songs are written about women, or set the words of women." 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 — 6:30 PM EST
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A Webinar for Spiritual Care Providers and Interested Others

To be human is to have a spiritual dimension, regardless of beliefs. Those with secular and humanistic beliefs still have spiritual needs even if they may not articulate them or use that language. Often people with secular beliefs are considered ‘aspiritual’. They can also resist spiritual support believing it comes with a religious agenda or proselytization. It is important to understand the spiritual needs of those with secular beliefs and be able to offer spiritual support in a way that is helpful to those individuals.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 — 12:30 PM EST to Wednesday, March 23, 2022 — 12:30 PM EDT
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Enjoy noon hour recitals by professional musicians from the comfort of home.

Although online concerts are becoming the norm for now, that doesn't mean they can't be special.  Noon Hour Concerts@Home continues the Grebel and UWaterloo Music Department tradition of providing professional musicians space to share their work, and supporting our communities through conversations and music. 

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 — 1:00 PM EDT to Monday, March 7, 2022 — 4:00 PM EST
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