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Monday, March 12, 2018

Pursuing Peace: Stories from Home and Abroad

Pursuing Peace graphic with image of Bob Rae

“I always find hope in the resilience of the Rohingya people — in their dignity in the face of incredible abuse,” remarked the Honorable Bob Rae, in a CBC interview in early March. Currently working as Canada’s Special Envoy to Myanmar, Rae has spent four months traveling to Indonesia, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Vietnam, and the UN in New York. Tasked with investigating the humanitarian crisis, Rae is actively assessing efforts required to ensure the secure return of refugees to their homes, and gathering evidence of breaches of law and human rights. He reports that Canada has been “publicly associated with the peace process, with the dialogue on governance and pluralism, and with a number of other critical issues, and this engagement needs to continue.”

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jump out of your comfort zone at Peace Camp

Jonny Wideman speaking to Peace Camp youth

Have you ever been in a place, space, or community where you have been encouraged to try something new? Have you been challenged to take risks and leap out of your comfort zone? Have you tasted the confidence that comes with mastering new skills?

At summer camp, youth often have the opportunity to take these risks in the form of tackling a high ropes course, canoeing for the first time, or performing in a talent show. These experiences at summer camp are transformative and life-long confidence builders.

At Peace Camp, jumping out of your comfort zone looks a bit different. It’s practicing a new conflict resolution strategy and learning how to advocate for an issue you’re passionate about. It’s having a dialogue with someone who has different experiences and learning that together, we can make a difference.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Grebel Seeks Community-Minded Campus Hosts

Campus Hosts at Grebel

For more than fifty years, Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo has cultivated a unique post at the College. Nestled in the heart of the Grebel residence building, alongside 142 undergraduate students sharing double rooms, lives a young married couple in a cute little apartment unit.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Winners of orchestra@uwaterloo Aria & Concerto Competition

It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we announce the winners of the orchestra@waterloo concerto and aria competition. 

Eric Liang performed spectacularly with Brahms 2nd piano concerto, winning him the 1st place position. Eric will be performing the 1st movement with the orchestra@waterloo on our upcoming concert on March 29, 2018. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Grieving the Passing of Professor Emeritus John W. Miller

John W. Miller

Grebel is mourning the loss of John W. Miller, Professor Emeritus, Religious Studies. John taught Old Testament at the College for 23 years before he retired.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

New Grebel president calls for full involvement

Grebel President Marcus Shantz

With an air of celebration, in a hall filled with support from over 400 friends, family, alumni, students, staff, faculty, University of Waterloo representatives, and community members, Marcus Shantz was installed as Conrad Grebel University College’s eighth president on October 29, 2017.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Grebel Mourns the Loss of Former College President Ralph Lebold

Former President Ralph Lebold and Current President Marcus Shantz

With deep sadness, Conrad Grebel University College announces the passing of Ralph Lebold (1934-2017) on Tuesday, October 31. Lebold followed Frank H. Epp as the third president of Grebel from 1979 to 1989. Ralph is survived by his wife Eileen, and his children, Cindy and Scott, Connie and Tony, Marvin and their families. The funeral service will be held at Waterloo North Mennonite Church on Saturday November 4, 2017 at 11 am.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Two exhibits at Conrad Grebel offer unfamiliar perspectives on the First World War

Historical Mennonite photo

For 48 days beginning September 25, the names of 661,818 soldiers and nurses on all sides of the First World War will be digitally displayed at more than 60 locations around the world. The Mennonite Archives of Ontario will be one of these locations.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Bauman Family gift focuses on Mentorship and Peace Incubation

Barry Bauman

Peace has been an important value in the lives of Aden and Joanne Bauman and their sons Barry, who passed away in 2016, and Michael.  Lifelong members of the Elmira Mennonite Church, Aden and Joanne were fixtures in the community at their Arthur street jewelry store.    “Peace is a Mennonite thing,” observed Joanne. “Peace is important to our family, and our boys remember that their uncle Elias was a conscientious objector during WW II,” noted Aden.  

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Grebel welcomes applications for Musicology position

Students singing in choir.

Conrad Grebel University College seeks to fill a full-time faculty position in Musicology to begin July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will assume a new position created following the retirement in June of long-time Music professor Dr. Kenneth Hull.

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