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Student Ambassadors

Emily | Braedon | Katie

Grebel student ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are some of the extremely helpful people you will meet when coming to Grebel. These folks will take you on a tour and tell you all the "behind the scenes" stuff you need to know about coming to university!

Please email or call us at 519-885-0220 x24215 to arrange a tour!

Emily Schmidt

Emily Schmidt - Grebel Ambassador

Hi, my name is Emily Schmidt, I am in my third year of studying Peace & Conflict Studies and English and I’m excited to continue to be a part of the Grebel community! I have lived in Grebel residence for two years and will now be living in the Grebel apartments. In addition to being a student ambassador this year, I will also be the apartment superintendent!

I love that Grebel is such a welcoming and friendly environment; adjusting to university life was easy because Grebel was, and continues to be, a great support system. The people who live here create such an energetic community, and there are always many ways to get involved and make Grebel your own. I enjoyed traveling on service trips, learning how to swing dance, going on hikes, and trying many other new things that have shaped my university life into a very unique experience, all thanks to Grebel.

I look forward to showing you what an amazing place Grebel is and all it has to offer!

Braedon Baker

Grebel Ambassador Braedon BakerHello, my name is Braedon Baker and I’m in my second year of General Science. I loved Grebel so much in my first year that I’m excited to be returning to live at Grebel again this year! I’m thrilled to be an ambassador for this winter term!

 One of my favorite things to do at Grebel is to hang out in the games lounge with everyone playing board games, sharing jokes or collaborating on group projects. Alongside hanging out with friends and doing school work I also really enjoy getting to go out every week with an intramural team to play a game of hockey or play a game of slo-pitch. No matter where you go in Grebel people know you and are happy to engage in conversation or participate in activities and I love that feeling of comradery.

As an ambassador, I an looking forward to getting to show you what Grebel can offer and the many ways that you can get involved in student life! 

Katie Bentz

Grebel Ambasador Katie Bentz

Hello! My name is Katie and I am in my second year of Social Development Studies. Alongside my major, I am doing an Education specialization and a minor in Management Studies. I have enjoyed being back for my second year at Grebel as a fall/winter resident.

The best thing, in my opinion, about Grebel is the people and opportunities. Through my roles at Grebel, I have met so many incredible people. I was an orientation week leader which connected me to fantastic first years, I am on student council as the social convener and was a part of the Inter-College Council in the fall. Participating in the MDS service trip over reading week and serving meals at Ray of Hope also showed me how devoting our time to helping others is a great way to make strong connections with people and contribute to something greater than ourselves - which can be hard to do as a busy University student. Each of these opportunities were made possible because I chose to live at Grebel and each introduced me to caring, enthusiastic people who I am glad to call friends. 

I look forward to meeting prospective students and hope I can show them the many reasons why myself, and so many others love to call Grebel home!

Emily | Braedon | Katie