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Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service

Thursday, January 7, 2016 (all day) to Friday, April 21, 2017 (all day)
Conchies Speak Exhibit

Until April 2017

New Exhibit at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario:

“Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service.”

During the Second World War, 2,600 Ontario Mennonite men served in conscientious objector work camps. Through archival records, this exhibit recovers their voices and stories.

Winter Grebel Gallery Exhibition: Tesatawiyat (Come In)

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 8:30 AM EST to Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:00 PM EDT
Two Aboriginal community members in their home.

Tesatawiyat (Come in) is a community photography project led by Bryce Kanbara and photographer Mina Ao, with members of the Aboriginal community in the Hamilton area sharing their stories in their homes.

MCEC School for Ministers

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (all day) to Friday, February 24, 2017 (all day)

When a pastor acknowledges her own limitations, how does that inform her preaching? How can a pastor see his own weakness as an opportunity for God to show God’s power? This year we will explore the practical, theological, and spiritual implications of pastors embracing their full humanity, including their limitations and vulnerabilities.

Registration fees vary. Early bird pricing until February 1, 2017.
Register for the workshop.

Grade 10 Family Night

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
University of Waterloo Grade 10 Night Poster

Grade 10 Family Night is being hosted by the University of Waterloo. At this uWaterloo event, students and their families are invited to come to the university campus to listen to and talk with current students, staff and faculty about how to be on track for University. Grade 10 Family Night, on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30pm is also an excellent opportunity to see what the University of Waterloo has to offer!

Tune In: An MCEC Youth Event

Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 5:30 PM EST

TUNE IN to fun, Grebel life, friendship and your faith! Grebel will be hosting a youth event on February 26 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. A $5 dollar cost is associated with the event. Pizza and the famous Grebel cookies are provided!

Talk to your youth pastor if you would like to attend or contact Rebekah DeJong rjdejong@uwaterloo.ca, 519-885-0220 x24215. This is a fun way to connect with youth from other Mennonite churches and get a taste of life at Grebel.

Building a Global Low Carbon Economy Piece by Peace

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 4:30 PM EST
leaf graphic.

Canada is poised to lead a rapid transition to a global low carbon economy.

What role can peace scholars and practitioners play in that complex but imperative transition? This interactive presentation will explore that question and present ideas on how you can be engaged in this important work in Waterloo Region and beyond.

Public Lecture - Room Enough for Hope: Canada’s Response to the Refugee Crisis

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 7:30 PM EST
Dr. Mary Jo Leddy.

Join us for the 2017 Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar Lecture with Dr. Mary Jo Leddy. Leddy will give a lecture titled, "Room Enough for Hope: Canada’s Response to the Refugee Crisis."

Noon Hour Concert: Cello & Piano, Russian Style

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:30 PM EST

Chiharu Iinuma is a highly accomplished pianist and teacher from Vancouver. Currently, she is on the piano faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music. Chiharu has also collaborated at the world's most prestigious music competitions, including the Tchaikovsky

Noon Hour Concert: Birdwatching

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:30 PM EDT
 

Drawing from the nickname for the clarinet - the "licorice stick" - and the fact that they play "all sorts" of music, the Licorice Allsorts Clarinet Quartet have been delighting audiences of all ages with entertaining and informative programs since 1980.

March Break Open House

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
Grebel Uwaterloo Open house poster with images of students eating, students in dorm room, stuents studying and students walking

Come and see what Grebel and University of Waterloo have to offer! This open house is for students looking to attend UWaterloo in Fall 2017 or beyond! 

Across the Creek Alumni Event - Raptors Game

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 4:30 PM EDT

Grebel Alumni are invited to join alumni from the other colleges "Across the Creek" to watch the Raptors take on the Indiana Pacers at the Air Canada Centre. 

A VIP Reception will be held before the game from 4:30-5:45 p.m. at the RealSports Bar & Grill, located across the street from the ACC. Tip-off is at 6:00 p.m.

All food provided is included in the ticket price - $80/person. Cash bar available.

The Music Man

Friday, March 24, 2017 (all day) to Saturday, March 25, 2017 (all day)
Grebel presents The Music Man

Join us for Grebel Student Council's production of "The Music Man" by Meredith Willson.

150 Eh! Celebrating Canada & Its Composers: Chamber Choir

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 7:30 PM EDT

Directed by Leonard Enns this term, the UWaterloo Chamber Choir is featuring Canadian music both old and new.

Balinese Gamelan Ensemble

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 7:30 PM EDT

The UWaterloo Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will be performing a selection of classical Balinese music.

more Gamelan information

Shadows & Light: University Choir

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7:30 PM EDT

Join the UW Choir in an exploration of some of the most inspiring and beautiful choral music inspired by cycles of light, shadow, and darkness.

Uwaterloo Jazz Ensemble Concert

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 2:00 PM EDT

The UWaterloo Jazz Ensemble will perform a selection of jazz classics.  This ensemble is directed by Michael Wood, a well-known vibist who performed at the Stratford Festival for many years.

Instrumental Chamber Ensembles

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 7:30 PM EDT

The Instrumental Chamber Ensembles consist of 3 to 4 student musicians, usually string trios or a brass group. They are directed by Ben Bolt-Martin, a well known local cellist who also plays at the Stratford Festival.

Free admission, reception to follow.

Convocation 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00 PM EDT

We welcome family and friends to celebrate with graduates from Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo on Sunday, April 09, 2017, 2:00 p.m. in the Humanities Theatre on the University of Waterloo campus.

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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.

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