Thursday, June 18, 2020

PACS Professor Lowell Ewert Honoured with UWaterloo Teaching Award

Lowell Ewert teaching

Lowell Ewert, Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo, has been honoured with one of the four UWaterloo 2020 Distinguished Teacher Awards. This award celebrates exemplary instructors with a record of teaching excellence over an extended period. In addition to intellectual rigour, criteria for the award include impact beyond the classroom, concern for students, and a favourable and lasting influence on students and colleagues.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Offering Our Voices Against Racism

Candle at Grebel

This week, we witnessed the murder of George Floyd, and waves of both peaceful and violent protests across North America.  I share the same range of emotions that so many have eloquently expressed: sadness, shock, outrage, and a sense of shame that racism and racist violence are still a reality for so many people in both the United States and Canada. 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Grebel alumni among COVID-19 frontline medical workers

Mike Groh is dressed in surgical scrubs with medical tools used to help assess a COVID-19 patient.

At Grebel, we are so proud of the compassion, skills, and dedication of our alumni. We know that frontline workers in healthcare have been working ceaselessly during this current global pandemic. Thank you to all who have been taking care of vulnerable people and keeping our communities safe. Here are a few updates from Grebelites on the frontlines. We’d love to hear from more of you! You’re welcome to send us your update to

Mike Groh (Grebel 80-81) writes:

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

COVID-19’s Impact on Grebel Programs and Plans

Grebel Kitchen May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many changes and challenges for Conrad Grebel University College. While construction on the kitchen and dining room expansion continues, many other activities have been curtailed or adjusted.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Theological Studies Professor Launches Mennonite Worship Website

The logo of the Together In Worship website. A circle with swirling reds, blues, and yellows.

“Worship is the beating heart of the Christian church,” reflected Professor Carol Penner, who teaches practical theology at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Music Professor Inspires Learning Inside the Classroom and Out

Grebel professor Laura Gray with a student

The high value Laura Gray places on her students is obvious inside the classroom and out. Laura is associate professor of Music at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo, serving as chair of the Music Department for nine of her 22 years at Grebel.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Bruxy Cavey to Teach Church as Mission Course in Spring 2021

Bruxy Cavey will teach a course at Grebel

Bruxy Cavey will be joining the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program as visiting lecturer in the Spring 2021 term. He is the Teaching Pastor at The Meeting House, one of the largest churches in Canada. He is the author of bestselling books The End of Religion, and (re)union: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Student Leadership Shapes the Grebel Community

Peter (top left) in a group photo of friends and fellow student council members

Conrad Grebel University College’s Student Council (StuCo) promotes the College’s values by facilitating a fun and meaningful student-life experience. Grebelites elect eight students each term to represent various roles on StuCo, from president to social convener.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Online Workshops Provide New Opportunities for Conflict Management Training

people sitting around tables at conflict management workshop

For the first time in its history, the Conflict Management Certificate Program (CMCP) is being offered online. The program is based out of Conrad Grebel University College’s Peace and Conflict Studies department, and offers workshops in a variety of conflict management and mediation practices.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Student Hymn Sings Build Connection to Faith and Each Other

Students singing in chapel

This article was written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When one hears of a hymn sing, university students spending their evening singing from a hymnal is rarely the first image that comes to mind. However, at Conrad Grebel University College, students have organized Sunday evening hymn sings for several years.

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