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Conchies Speak: Ontario Mennonites in Alternative Service

Thursday, January 7, 2016 (all day) to Thursday, December 1, 2016 (all day)
Conchies Speak Exhibit

Until December 2016

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.

Fall 2016 Grebel Gallery Exhibit

Monday, August 22, 2016 (all day) to Monday, December 5, 2016 (all day)
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This photo exhibit celebrates everyday acts that deepen our sense of community and empower us to collectively change the world for good. Photographers from Waterloo Region and beyond have captured moments of caring, working together, laughing together, and acting together with purpose – the fabric of community life and collective impact.

2016 Annual General Meeting

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 1:30 PM EDT

Join us for Grebel's Annual General Meeting in the Great Hall. Refreshments, music and stories about the past year will be part of this important yearly marker.

'80s Era Reunion

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 6:00 PM EDT
'80s era photo

Grebelites from the 80's - welcome back! 

Do you remember when Vern and Joyce ruled the halls? Or when Louise and Howie ran sheet change? Or when Peace Society 'refused the Cruise'? Or when Len led chapel choir tours? To relive these memories and many more, you are encouraged to come back to Grebel and meet old Grebelites from the 80's and see what is happening now at Grebel.  

Book Launch - Ethics for Peacebuilders: A Practical Guide

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 4:30 PM EDT
Ethics for Peacebuilders

Celebrate the publication of Reina Neufeldt's new book, Ethics for Peacebuilders: A Practical Guide (Peace and Security in the 21st Century Series, Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).

Noon Hour Concert: Tableaux & Trio

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 12:30 PM EDT

This concert will explore chamber music repertoire by two Canadian composers: Seven Tableaux from the Song of Songs by Srul Irving Glick, and Songs, composed by Grebel alumna Erica de la Cruz, setting poetry by University of Waterloo Professor Sarah Tolmie.

Noon Hour Concert: Orchid Ensemble

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 12:30 PM EDT

The JUNO nominated Orchid Ensemble is Lan Tung on the erhu/Chinese violin, Xiao Mei Zhu on the zheng/Chinese zither, and Jonathan Bernard on percussion. The ensemble blends ancient musical instruments and traditions from China and beyond, creating a beautiful new sound. 

Noon Hour Concert: Awea Duo

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 12:30 PM EDT

Jennifer Brimson Cooper and Mas Sugihara are an imaginative and intense duo that perform both original compositions for the sax and flute, as well as transcriptions of classical pieces.  For more information see their website:  Awea Duo

Book Launch: Out of Place

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 7:00 PM EDT

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Out of Place: Social Exclusion and Mennonite Migrants in Canada by author Luann Good Gingrich.

Taste of Grebel

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 2:00 PM EDT
Taste of Grebel

Friends and family of Grebel residents and associates are invited to share the day with us. We are planning a host of activities and events that will give you a sample of the student experience at Grebel. This, of course, include a great meal and an opportunity to connect with students, staff and faculty.

Noon Hour Concert: Verdi, Strauss, Dvorak, & Greer

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 12:30 PM EDT

Amy Waller Prince, a well-known local soprano, will be performing works from Verdi, Strauss, Dvorak, and Greer.  Ms. Prince recently received a Doctorate of Music from Indiana University.  She has performed many operatic roles, including Rosalind in Die Fledermaus, and Mabel in the Pirates of Penzance

The Benjamin Eby Lecture, Fall 2016

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 7:30 PM EDT
Jeremy Bergen

Jeremy Bergen will be presenting the Benjamin Eby Lecture on November 3, 2016 at 7:30pm at Conrad Grebel University College.

Christians Killing Christians: Martyrdom and the Disunity of the Church

Fall Open House 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and see what Grebel and University of Waterloo have to offer! This open house is for students looking to attend uWaterloo in Fall 2016 or beyond! 

Grebel Alumni Event - Ti-Cats Game

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 1:00 PM EDT

Join UW alumni from Across the Creek and attend a Hamilton Ti-Cats game. Game time is 1:00 p.m. vs. the Montreal Alouettes, their last home game of the season.

Sit in the Family Section (109 - no alcohol) for $30/each


Sit in the Adult Section (204 - 19+) for $40/each.

Noon Hour Concert: Not just Baroque: The Harpsichord from Shakespeare to Hendrix

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 12:30 PM EST

Cynthia Hiebert has performed both traditional and contemporary harpsichord works in Canada, the United States and England.  This concert will feature works from the time of Shakespeare to Jimi Hendrix.

For more information see Cynthia Hiebert's website  

Noon Hour Concert: Misappropriation Playlist

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 12:30 PM EST

Whether singing an intimate ballad, performing an intricate fugue, creating stirring world beats, or wailing on a powerful rock anthem, award-winning singer/multi-instrumentalist Kevin Ramessar has a history of moving audiences.  Kevin Ramessar regularly performs on Broadway, as well as being Grebel's guitar instructor.

See Kevin Ramessar's website.

Noon Hour Concert: Erosonic

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 12:30 PM EST

The unusual combination of a baritone sax and an accordion has resulted in much praise for Joseph Petric and David Mott. “Joseph Petric is an accordionist who will take your breath away, and David Mott never runs out of it!”

See their websites for additional details:

Joseph Petric, accordion


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