News archive - April 2020

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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

PACS Professor Models Theory through Actions

Jennifer with students in library

Students who take courses with Jennifer Ball appreciate her active example of what it means to live peaceably. Jennifer is Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo. She holds a Doctorate in Rural Studies with a focus on Sustainable Rural Communities. Her research stretches across women’s community-based peacebuilding, Circle practice, and community development. Jennifer is known by her students as someone who, as Charity Nonkes explained, “not only teaches the course concepts, but also embodies them.”

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