Thursday, July 22, 2021

Online Conference on Aging and Spirituality Broadens International Connections

A combined photo of screenshots including all 19 live speakers for the conference

A collection of screenshots featuring presenters from the live Zoom programming during the conference.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Qualities of an Effective Leader: Organization and Commitment, Kindness and Empathy

Katrina Steckle

“I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to be an effective leader,” shared Katrina Steckle. “It takes incredible organization, commitment, and energy, but it also takes kindness and empathy.” Katrina has just graduated with a Psychology and English Literature and Rhetoric double major with a History minor at the University of Waterloo.

Friday, July 9, 2021

New Theological Studies Scholarship Established for Ministry Students

Emerson and Elsie McDowell

In recognition of Emerson and Elsie McDowell's commitment to the ministry of the Mennonite Church, their vision for ecumenism, and to support of the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program at Conrad Grebel University College, the Emerson and Elsie McDowell Theological Studies Scholarship has been established. The McDowells had a long relationship with Grebel as donors, parents, and grandparents. The McDowell family has a strong interest in church leadership and a passion for theological studies and ministry, and they have chosen to establish this award in honour of their parents. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Capital Project's Success

Cheri Otterbein cuts the ribbon

After two years of construction, a global pandemic, and a decade of dreaming and planning, Grebel's new kitchen and renovated dining room are complete! More than 1000 generous donors contributed to making this project a success, generously giving more than $4.2m to the Fill the Table capital campaign.

Monday, June 28, 2021

New MPACS Scholarship Honours Malcolm X’s Legacy

Malcolm X on a trip to Mecca

"The vitality of our Peace and Conflict Studies program at Grebel depends on enrolling students with diverse experiences,” announced Conrad Grebel University College President Marcus Shantz. "We are humbled and grateful that our friend Majid Mirza and several other donors chose to establish a scholarship at Grebel, named for Malcolm X, to support Black and Indigenous students in our Master of Peace and Conflict Studies program."

Thursday, June 17, 2021

'70s Era Reunion Brings Good Memories and Smiles

'70s Era Reunion

A '70s reunion on Zoom seems deliberately ironic. Afterall, most of us graduated from university before personal computers were even on our radar.  Typewriters were our thing! Nonetheless, the group of Grebel alumni who gathered on June 5 had obviously kept up with the times. Screens on, muted – or not, breakout rooms and chat were all just part of the pandemic fun. The major bonus, of course, was that no travel was required so it was great to see remembered faces while also meeting some new ones.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Honouring the Memory of 215 Stolen Children

Black Walnut tree

Today, we join with millions across Canada who are mourning the loss of the 215 children found buried at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in an unmarked mass grave. We honour the memories of these children who were stolen from loving parents and families, and we offer our respect and our prayers for healing to the Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓pemc community, and to all residential school survivors.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Spring 2021 Grebel Now Online

Spring 2021 Grebel Now

The newest issue of Grebel Now magazine is now online! You can access it as a website or all issues as a PDF.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Statement from Conrad Grebel University College Concerning Frank H. Epp

Today, Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) and Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC) announced a finding of sexual misconduct against Frank H. Epp (1929-1986) following an investigation by the two organizations. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

New PACS Faculty Member Brings a Restorative Justice Focus

Professor Johonna McCants-Turner, photo by

Conrad Grebel University College announces the appointment of Dr. Johonna McCants-Turner to a tenure-track faculty position as Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) at Grebel, beginning July 1, 2021. McCants-Turner currently serves as Assistant Professor of Restorative Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

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