Thursday, July 22, 2021

Online Conference on Aging and Spirituality Broadens International Connections

A combined photo of screenshots including all 19 live speakers for the conference

A collection of screenshots featuring presenters from the live Zoom programming during the conference.

This past June, scholars, practitioners, support workers, health care experts, and interested parties from across the globe gathered together virtually over the course of three weeks to advance the connections between spiritual practice and the effects of aging at the ninth International Conference on Aging and spirituality. Many health care support workers and religious/spiritual practitioners recognize the benefits to a broader approach of spiritual needs among all aging individuals and communities beyond end of life care, and recognize the diverse experiences of elder care around the world. The conference connected researchers with practitioners in a way that fosters community and advances this important intersection of care.

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.

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.

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.

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