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Monday, May 15, 2017 — 8:30 AM to Wednesday, May 15, 2019 — 4:30 PM EDT
Sites of Nonresistance.

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.

Monday, January 8, 2018 — 8:30 AM EST to Friday, April 13, 2018 — 5:00 PM EDT
Beyond Essays Grebel Gallery.

Conrad Grebel University College’s Peace and Conflict Studies program (PACS) at the University of Waterloo was the first peace studies program in Canada, and has remained a leader in peace education for 40 years. With PACS’ innovative approach to learning, students can choose arts-based assignment options in many courses.

Celebrate PACS 40th anniversary with us by experiencing some of the most compelling arts-based assignments completed by students in the program. This artwork highlights the diverse, innovative, and transformational nature of the PACS program and PACS students.

Monday, February 26, 2018 — 7:00 PM EST

A seminar and singers' workshop for choirs, conductors, and fans of choral music led by celebrated Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds. Hear Ēriks speak about his life and process as a composer, then actively participate with the host choirs as Ēriks leads attendees through singing 1-2 of his works. Fee includes scores*.

This workshop is presented in partnership with conductor Mark Vuorinen, Conrad Grebel University Choirs, and the Grand Philharmonic Choir. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 — 12:30 PM EST

The featured composition for this noon hour concert is a 25-minute piece titled Mama’s Painting: Louis Riel’s Dream by Dr Karen Sunabacka. The piece is inspired by an unfinished collection of paintings by her Métis grandmother Lenore Clouston titled “Louis Riel’s Dream.” The five paintings were to highlight the history of Western Canada through the stories of the indigenous peoples, illustrating the clashes of cultures and politics in Canada and pointing to a future where people of all races could live in harmony.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST
Bechtel Lecture.

David Weaver-Zercher is the guest lecturer for the 2017-18 Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies.

Friday, March 2, 2018 — 7:30 PM EST

Join us for a panel discussion with Dr. David Weaver-Zercher, Sherri Klassen, Katie Steckly, Sam Steiner, Johnny Wideman, and moderator Dr. Marlene Epp

The panel, “Mennonites and the Media: Telling Mennonite Stories Today,” will grapple with the following questions:

  • What is it like to be a creator of Mennonite media content today?
  • What are the challenges of telling Mennonite stories?
  • Who gets to tell Mennonite stories?
  • How do we respond when the “non-Mennonite media” gets it “wrong”?
Friday, March 9, 2018 — 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
Sounds of Spring.

Enjoy an evening of piano and violin music with renowned Austrian musicians Elena Denisova and Alexei Kornienko. Reception to follow.

Saturday, March 10, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Group of Grebel Students excited!

Come and see what Grebel and University of Waterloo have to offer! This open house is for students looking to attend UWaterloo in Fall 2018 or beyond! 

At Conrad Grebel, from 10:00am – 5:00pm we will be available to answer your questions, take you on a tour and show you what our residence and/or academic programs have to offer! Plan to stay for lunch – we will be offering a special $5 all-you-can-eat meal ticket for prospective students and their families. We are also offering free parking - start and/or end your day with us here at Grebel!

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — 7:00 PM EDT

International criminal prosecution is seen by some as an essential tool to end impunity and reduce the extraordinary impact that war crimes and crimes against humanity have on civilians who are trapped in war.  Others criticize international prosecution as simply another form of Westerners attempting to impose their view of justice on a skeptical world while ignoring and silencing the voices of the victims and the communities from which they come. 

Saturday, March 24, 2018 — 7:30 AM EDT

Gloria! Songs of Joy. Sometimes known as the Hymn of Angels, the Latin Gloria is one of the most exuberant and ecstatic of sacred texts. Join the UW Choir in a fusion of Medieval, Classical, Jazz, and Global Musics in an exploration of musical joy. Includes works by Bach, Mozart, Poulenc, Esenvalds, and a host of others. The perfect balm for the Canadian Winter blues.

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watch past lectures

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