Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Gift of a Prayer

Carol Penner

In this time of uncertainty and isolation caused by COVID-19, Grebel Professor Carol Penner is offering a gift to all who need help putting their heart’s longing into words. Author of a popular blog, Leading in Worship, she is tapping into her training as a Mennonite pastor and practical theologian to write pandemic prayers. “Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday will all be experienced differently this year because of the fears and anxieties we have about this pandemic,” Carol explained. “My prayers reflect that reality.”

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Graduating Student Shares Recording of Cancelled Piano Recital

Mykayla at Piano

University students who have been anticipating their graduation – complete with celebrations, final recitals and capstone project presentations - are struggling with the abrupt end to campus activity as a result of COVID-19 closures.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Grebel’s New Normal

Ducks at Grebel entrance

The only visitors to the Grebel campus these days have feathers. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, students, faculty, and staff have settled into a new normal of working and studying from home.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Student Peace Speeches Challenge and Inspire

Victoria, Henry, and Catherine

On March 11, three Grebel students competed in the C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest. This Peace Speeches competition invites students from Mennonite and Be in Christ colleges and universities across Canada and the United States to present speeches exploring the application of the Christian peace position to contemporary concerns.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Grebelites Continue in Community Amid COVID-19 Separation

Apartment residents visit with Grebel Sstaff through window and video chat

Apartment-dwellers visit with Grebel’s Director of Operations Paul Penner outside their window and with Director of Student Services Mary Brubaker-Zehr via video chat.  Photo by Anna Kuepfer

Most of our lives have shifted dramatically in the past few weeks as we grapple with social isolation, educational upheaval, job changes, pandemic preparations, and health care emergencies surrounding COVID-19. Over the course of two weeks, the situation moved rapidly at Conrad Grebel University College

Friday, March 20, 2020

Update from Grebel in the wake of COVID-19

Marcus Shantz video

For complete information on Grebel and the University's response to COVID-19, visit UWaterloo's Coronavirus website.

A Message from the President

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

New Book on Mennonite History Planned

Laureen and Brian

The Mennonite Historical Society of Canada is utilizing the resources of Mennonite universities in Canada to research and write an updated history book on the history of Mennonites in Canada from 1970-2020. They have invited Conrad Grebel University College (Grebel) Archivist-Librarian Laureen Harder-Gissing to co-author this book with Brian Froese, Associate Professor of History at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU).

Monday, March 9, 2020

Waterloo Warrior Finds Connection and Support in Grebel Residence

Lukas Wormald Swimming toward camera

Photo by Seyran Mammadov

Lukas Wormald of the Waterloo Warriors swim team has called Conrad Grebel University College home for the last two years. Lukas is in his second year of mechatronics engineering at the University of Waterloo and appreciates how living at Grebel suits his busy schedule.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Peace and Conflict Studies Professor Inspires Students’ Future Achievements

Lowell Ewert shows a book to a student

Facilitating engaging classes is just one of the ways that Lowell Ewert cares for and supports students in achieving their goals. Lowell is Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo. Originally a lawyer, he researches the ways that peace interacts with human rights, law, and civil society. His teaching and in-class discussions empower students to apply what they are learning in whatever vocation they find themselves.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

An Associate’s Experience in the Grebel Community

Stuart Matthews smiling in the CPA Gallery

Conrad Grebel University College on the University of Waterloo campus is known for its community ethos. While many students experience this atmosphere richly as a resident, there is another way to engage with Grebel’s community - the Associate program.

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