Lecturer, Associate Director Undergraduate Studies

Trained in history and business, and supplemented with business practice. A teacher for two decades now, broken by almost a decade as a manager of a company. Enjoyed meeting people and making them contented customers, but found teaching young adults even more of a challenge and stimulating. Try to be passionate about every course, regardless of the content.

My wife and two daughters keep me rooted.

Have a love of 'real football' ("soccer" to the uninitiated), passionate about 'great' music (eclectic), and keeping up with current developments (of all types). Great hope: piece together all the diverse threads that exist in our world into a whole 'fabric'.

Courses taught

  • GBDA 204: Applied Leadership and Management - Winter 2015 and Winter 2014


  • Doctorate, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 1988 (Modern European History)
  • M.B.A., Wilfrid Laurier University, 1999.

Research and teaching interests

  • Contemporary global developmental antecedents through recent history and where the current trends might be pushing politics, economies, and societies.

Community involvement

  • 'Real football' coach and a member of church choir - poor souls!


  • Co-editor of an anthology on German-speaking immigrants to Waterloo county/region since 1945. To be published in 2016.

Connect with Sebastian

Email icon ssiebela@uwaterloo.ca
Phone icon  519-888-4567, ext. 36135
Office icon HH 106 / DMS 3128
PDF Icon Curriculum Vitae

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