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Monday, December 17, 2018

Formalized Partnership will Deepen Connections in Pursuit of Peace

Paul Heidebrecht, John Head, Rick Cober Bauman, and Marcus Shantz pose with signed Memorandum of Understanding

On December 17, Conrad Grebel University College (Grebel) and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) formalized their partnership to advance peace through the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding.

The CPA is home to peace-oriented innovators and established organizations from Waterloo region’s vibrant peacebuilding ecosystem. Over the past four years, the CPA has enabled Grebel and MCC to partner in new ways through, for example, consultations, conferences, and gallery exhibits. This agreement builds on that foundation by deepening this unique partnership over the next three years.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

MEDAx 2018: Creating Pathways for Future Innovators

Students from Conrad Grebel University College who participated in this year’s MEDAx convention.

Contributions by Leah Wouda and Grace Wright

Each year, Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), a non-profit organization focused on using business and entrepreneurship as a tool to alleviate poverty, hosts a convention to engage its supporters. This year’s convention, held in Indianapolis, IN, included a stream of activities that brought together young professionals and students to connect with innovators and entrepreneurs.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Alumni Award Winner Works Tirelessly for Peace

Reina Neufeldt leads a discussion with Dean Peachey.

A crowd of old friends and alumni as well as people interested in Restorative Justice filled the Grebel Gallery on October 11 to hear from Dean Peachey. He reflected on the seeds of peace that were sown during the 25 years he and his wife Missy Miller spent in Kitchener-Waterloo. As Grebel's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Service Award winner, Peachey returned to the College to take part in a discussion entitled "Backward/Forward: Reflections on Peace, Conflict, and Human Rights” with Peace and Conflict Studies professor Reina Neufeldt,

Monday, September 24, 2018

Grebel Sings to Bridge Gaps and Build Community

Grebel students, faculty, and staff will spend this year intentionally singing together as a way of building bridges.

At the beginning of the school year, students, staff, and faculty at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, ON took a deep breath and sang together – first in unison, and then in several different parts to build a new melody. The piece called “We all Sing” was written by Grebel Professor Karen Sunabacka and commissioned for the College’s 2018-19 integration initiative. This year marks the fourth year that Grebel has intentionally planned a year-long series of activities intended to offer meaningful ways for the different people and programs of Grebel to interact with one another, and with the University of Waterloo and the broader community.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

2018-19 Public Lectures Announced

2018-19 Public Lectures announced

Conrad Grebel University College is pleased to announce an exciting series of public lectures set for 2018-19, on a wide range of topics that reflect the College’s areas of interest and expertise.

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