News archive - August 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020

Inspirational Music Instructor Catherine Robertson Retires

Catherine Robertson sits at a piano in a full Grebel chapel.

The University of Waterloo’s Music program at Conrad Grebel University College is known for instilling a collaborative mentality among its students. This cooperative culture is cultivated by staff and professors who encourage peer support.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Building Togetherness: Fall Term Covid Update

Preparing for the fall term at Grebel

The run-up to the fall 2020 school year is like nothing Conrad Grebel University College has experienced before. After six months of varying degrees of isolation and social distancing, Grebel is welcoming a small cohort of students to the residence while offering courses remotely. Although summer is traditionally a slower time at the College, this year, faculty and staff spent that time optimizing courses to be taught online, poring over potential residence scenarios, and ensuring that the facilities and opening procedures will provide the most safe and healthy environment possible for the entire Grebel community.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Grebel students address helplessness with innovation through the Pandemic Challenge

Pandemic challenge graphic

At the University of Waterloo, innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities are around every corner. Yet in the Spring semester an opportunity arose to rethink how students can be involved in changemaking. What if UWaterloo could provide a space for students to apply their innovative and systems-change mindsets to a real-life, ever-changing problem: the COVID-19 pandemic?

Monday, August 17, 2020

Theologian and Church Leader Wins Distinguished Alumni Service Award

Sarah Johnson

Theology scholar Sarah Kathleen Johnson has always been interested in religion and Christian worship. In her pursuit of education, her many different involvements at Conrad Grebel University College deepened, clarified, and expanded those interests, through courses, innovative chapel experiences, and late night conversations.

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