Monday, October 7, 2019

Music Professor Premiering Three Original Compositions this Month

Karen Sunabacka

The students, staff, and faculty of Conrad Grebel University College are fortunate to have Karen Sunabacka as an Associate Professor in the Music Department. Along with teaching music theory and composition, Karen is an internationally renowned composer. Her compositions have been performed across Canada and the U.S., as well as in South America and Europe.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Hope Comes from Action: Grebelites Fight Climate Change

Grebel students at the Global Climate Strike in Waterloo

According to the United Nations, “Climate Change is the defining issue of our time.” This idea has led to climate strikes around the world which call for world leaders to take action against climate change.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Vuorinen to Give Lecture on Witnessing Passion

2019 Eby Lecture - Witnessing Passion

WATERLOO, ON – On October 10, 2019, Professor Mark Vuorinen, Chair of Music at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo, will speak on “Witnessing Passion: Musical Depiction of Minor Characters in Passion Music by Bach, Ešenvalds, MacMillan, and Pärt” as the 2019 Benjamin Eby Lecturer.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Taking Big Steps: A Planet-Friendly Move to Grebel

Andre Wiederkehr with his bike and trailer

This September, Andre Wiederkehr moved into the Conrad Grebel University College residence in a unique way—he biked.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Grebel Welcomes New Students

Students on move-in day at Grebel

This September, 288 students travelled from across Canada and the USA, as well as from Indonesia, Sudan, Vietnam, and Singapore, to reach their destination of Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo in Ontario.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Celebrate Peace Week 2019

Peace Week 2019

Every year, on September 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace. Established by the United Nations in 1981, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to build a culture of peace. Inspired by this initiative, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement at Conrad Grebel University College invites students, staff, and faculty at the University of Waterloo to attend peace events from September 16 to 22.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Observing Mennonite Heritage Week

Barnraising by Peter Goetz

Earlier this year, the Canadian Parliament declared the second week of September to be Mennonite Heritage Week – a time to “recognize the contributions that Canadian Mennonites have made to building Canadian society, their history of hope and perseverance, the richness of the Mennonite culture, their role in promoting peace and justice both at home and abroad.”

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Innovative Scholar Appointed Visiting PACS Professor

Eric Lepp, Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Grebel

Eric Lepp, a familiar face at Conrad Grebel University College, will be returning to the University of Waterloo for a two-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) at Grebel. Lepp recently completed a PhD at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester. Previously he attended the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame where he earned an MA in Peace Studies, and the University of Waterloo where he earned a Bachelor of Social Work.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

A New Chapter for Anabaptist Learning Workshop

The creators of the Anabaptist Learning Workshop (ALW) are starting a new chapter for Anabaptist-Mennonite education in Eastern Canada. As a program offered by Mennonite Church Eastern Canada (MCEC) in cooperation with Conrad Grebel University College (Grebel), the ALW has been a strong champion of active, organized learning events at the intersection of Christian faith and contemporary life for laypeople, pastors, new Canadians, and others.

Monday, May 13, 2019

New Exhibit Features the Art of Mennonite Family Trees

Daniel and Maria (Suter) Steiner family tree by Sam Geiger, 1906

A new exhibit at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario showcases painted family trees, hand-drawn charts, and other ways Mennonites have visually remembered family. The exhibit is called Growing Family: Design & Desire in Mennonite Genealogy

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