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Jan
14
Mon
2019
Grebel Gallery Exhibit | Gichitwaawizi’igewin: Honouring @ CGR
Jan 14 – Apr 12 all-day

In this exhibit, artist Catherine Dallaire re-examines the original Indigenous values in animal and plant life that are often vilified by contemporary Western settler culture. Building understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews is an important step towards peace and conciliation in the Canadian context. Creating space for Indigenous wisdom to guide culture and policy is an integral part of building peace and justice.

Exhibit Launch

January 17, 2019, at 4 PM. Register online.

Gallery information

Fall/Winter hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Jan
22
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Jan
23
Wed
2019
Noon Hour Concert: French Connected @ CGR
Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

 

Cellist Tom Wiebe and pianist Chiharu Iinuma will perform pieces by Chopin, Debussy and Takemitsu.  Thomas Wiebe is Associate Professor of Violoncello at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University in London. He is also on the faculty of the Domaine Forget Summer Music Academy in Quebec.  Japanese pianist Chiharu Iinuma has been increasingly in high demand as a teacher, coach and ensemble pianist.  A founding member of the Ridge Trio, the Chamber Ensemble Bloomington and the Duo Gillham-Iinuma, she is on the piano faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music.

 

Parking is also available in the St. Paul’s lot, next to the Chapel.

Jan
24
Thu
2019
WRN supplementary meeting @ Coffee Culture
Jan 24 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Jan
29
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Jan
30
Wed
2019
Noon Hour Concert: Women Music Revolutionaries @ CGR
Jan 30 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

This concert is dedicated to the female singers and singer-songwriters who have been influential both to Joni NehRita and I as artists, but also to the culture at large. For Joni and I, as female leaders in this music business, paying tribute the female musical heroes who have come before us is both an honour, and feels extremely important and relevant in this current awakening of women’s voices, with #metoo and #timesup. The tide is turning, and while we must look forward, it is also important to pay tribute to the female musicians who made their mark, in times where their voices were not always valued or heard.
The concert will feature the music of seminal jazz singers Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn and more, but also honour the singer-songwriters whose music was the feminist voice of a generation: Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and much more.
To give this music the emotional weight it deserves, we have been extremely lucky to bring in the Penderecki String Quartet as our special guests. With new string arrangements by Don Buchanan, myself, and Joni, hear songs like ‘Beautiful’, ‘A Case of You’, ‘All I Want’, ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow’, ‘How Insensitive’ and more in a whole new light, with these arrangements tailored to our voices, the world-class Penderecki String Quartet, and Don Buchanan on piano.                                                               Mary Catherine Pazzano

Feb
3
Sun
2019
Alumni Event: Toronto Raptors vs. LA Clippers
Feb 3 @ 1:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Event SOLD OUT. Please keep an eye out for the next Across-the-Creek Event

Join your fellow alumni from Renison and the other UWaterloo colleges as the Toronto Raptors take on the LA Clippers in a reserved section of the newly named Scotiabank Arena!

VIP Reception: 1:30 p.m.

Game Starts: 3:00 p.m.

Your family and friends are invited to join you for the game and a pre-game VIP reception.

The reception will be held at the Firkin on Harbour Pub where complimentary food will be available. Purchased tickets to the game will be available for you to pick-up at the reception.

Tickets are limited!

If you have any questions or want more information, please feel free to contact Cort Egan, Renison’s Director of External Relations and Communications.

Across-the-Creek Event: Raptors vs Clippers SOLD OUT
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Grebel alumni and friends for a special Across-the-Creek event with other UW Colleges.  Roar with the Raptors at this exclusive outing, including pregame reception!

DECEMBER 21 UPDATE -ALL TICKETS ARE SOLD. 

Feb
5
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Feb
6
Wed
2019
Noon Hour Concert: Soirées Françaises @ CGR
Feb 6 @ 12:30 pm – 12:30 pm

A native of Belgium, Steven Vanhauwaert was hailed by the Los Angeles Times’ Mark Swed for his “impressive clarity, sense of structure and monster technique.”  Since then, Mr. Vanhauwaert has appeared in solo recitals at the world’s leading venues, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, REDCAT Auditorium, Bovard Auditorium, the Concertgebouw, the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Bulgaria Hall in Sofia, and the Shanghai City Theatre.

Vanhauwaert will perform a selection of Liszt Transcendental Etudes.

Feb
7
Thu
2019
Like a Fish in Water: Reclaiming Baptism in an Anabaptist Church @ CGR
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The 2019 Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies will host Dr. Irma Fast Dueck from Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) in Winnipeg. Fast Dueck is a practical theologian whose lecture will explore the topic of young people in the Mennonite church today.

Join us for a public lecture on reclaiming baptism in an Anabaptist church.

Baptism is one of the most primordial of Christian practices and until recently, has been a defining act, marking the believer as Christian and initiating them into the Christian community. For the early Anabaptists, critical of the sacramentalism of the medieval church, this primitive act of pouring water on heads was hardly a benign act, as that act of pouring eventually resulted, for many of them, in their own martyrdom. Indeed, for the early Anabaptists, the practice of baptism was a political act. The past couple of decades have presented serious challenges for those practicing baptism in the Anabaptist tradition—do Christians even need to be baptised?  Does baptism require church membership? This lecture will explore the contemporary practice of baptism in the Anabaptist tradition in light of these challenges. Baptism is not simply an event in time but it carries within it the contours of the Christian life. Baptism fuels the Anabaptist imagination for peace and justice. 

Read more about Irma Fast Dueck and the Bechtel Lectures.

Feb
8
Fri
2019
Taking the Plunge: Young Adults and the Church @ CGR
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The 2019 Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies will host Dr. Irma Fast Dueck from Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) in Winnipeg. Fast Dueck is a practical theologian whose lecture will explore the topic of young people in the Mennonite church today.

Join us for a youth panel discussion.

There has been particular interest in the experience of young adults in this past decade, particularly in light of the decline of church attendance with the implicit assumption that if the church can’t connect with young adults it is indeed in serious trouble. “Why don’t young adults go to church?” is the question put simply if not superficially. And even if they are part of the church, why aren’t they getting baptized and becoming members? This evening we will engage the wisdom of young adults as they have encountered the church with the aim of better understanding what it means to be the church together, in this time and place.

Read more about Irma Fast Dueck and the Bechtel Lectures.

Feb
12
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Feb
19
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Feb
21
Thu
2019
Grade 10 Night
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Grade 10 Family Night is being hosted by the University of Waterloo. At this UWaterloo event, students and their families are invited to come to the university campus to listen to and talk with current students, staff and faculty about how to be on track for University. Grade 10 Family Night, on Thursday, February 21 at 6:30pm is also an excellent opportunity to see what the University of Waterloo has to offer!

To make this ‘outing’ even more exciting, Conrad Grebel would like to invite Grade 10 students and their families to come to Conrad Grebel first, for a complimentary pizza supper at 5:30pm, a tour and a Q & A about Grebel-life! We think dinner at Grebel followed by the Grade 10 UWaterloo Family Night pair well together. Students and families will learn about the opportunities a world-renowned academic institution provides, while also learning about the nurture, support and care that Grebel, a close-knit and faith-based resident community, can provide for students beginning their university careers.

To register for Conrad Grebel’s supper event, email pbartel@uwaterloo.ca by Thursday, February 14, with the number of people attending and any dietary restrictions.

To register or find more information on UWaterloo’s event go to https://uwaterloo.ca/future-students/grade-10-family-night.

Feb
26
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Mar
5
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Mar
7
Thu
2019
Across-the-Creek Event: Ottawa Senators vs. New York Islanders
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Join Fred W. Martin, Grebel’s Director of Advancement, at 6:30 p.m. for an Alumni Meet and Greet at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Your $70 ticket includes Ledge seating, a hot sandwich from the carvery station, unlimited salad bar, a space to mingle with other alumni and access to a private bar area.

The Ledge opens 90 minutes before game time and food will be served until the end of the first intermission. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Email Alison Enns to reserve your tickets. Or call 519-885-0220 x24217.

Deadline to reserve tickets is January 31.

Alumni gathering at the 2018 Sens game! 

Mar
8
Fri
2019
The Power of Music to Create Inclusive Communities @ CGR
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On Friday, March 8, 2019, Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell, appointed as the College’s Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar, will offer the Sawatsky Lecture on “The Power of Music to Create Inclusive Communities.”

This is a free public event, but registration is required.

Register for The Power of Music to Create Inclusive Communities now.

Read about the history of the Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar Lecture.

Ysaye M. Barnwell, Ph.D. MSPH, is a commissioned composer, arranger, author, actress and former member of the African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock. She is a vocalist with a range of over three octaves and appears on more than twenty-five recordings with Sweet Honey as well as other artists. Trained as a violinist for 15 years beginning at the age of 2 1/2, she holds degrees in speech pathology (BS, MSEd), cranio-facial studies (Ph.D.) and public health (MSPH). She was a professor at Howard University College of Dentistry for over a decade, and over the following 8 years developed training programs in Child Protection at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, and administered community-based health programs at Gallaudet University, all in Washington DC. For almost thirty years, and on three continents, Barnwell has led the workshop Building a Vocal Community – Singing In the African American Tradition, which utilizes oral tradition, an African world view and African American history, values, cultural and vocal traditions to build communities of song among singers and non-singers alike. Her pedagogy is highly respected among musicians, educators, health workers, activists, organizers, and members of the corporate and non-profit sectors.

www.ymbarnwell.com/

Mar
9
Sat
2019
March Break Open House
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come and see what Grebel and University of Waterloo have to offer! This open house is for students looking to attend UWaterloo in Fall 2019 or beyond! 

At Conrad Grebel, from 10:00am – 5:00pm we will be available to answer your questions, take you on a tour and show you what our residence and/or academic programs have to offer! Plan to stay for lunch – we will be offering a special $5 all-you-can-eat meal ticket for prospective students and their families. We are also offering free parking – start and/or end your day with us here at Grebel!

It’s a fun and full day! On main campus you will have the opportunity to learn about specific faculties or programs, the co-op option, or financing your education. You will meet professors, staff, and students who can answer your questions about areas of study and student life.

You won’t want to miss it!

If you can’t visit us on this day, we hope you can come another day! Contact Rebekah DeJong, Student Life and Recruitment Coordinator to arrange another time to visit.

Building a Vocal Community: The Power of Song in Community
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell, appointed as the College’s Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar, will offer a workshop on ‘Building a Vocal Community: The Power of Song in Community.’

This is a free public event, but registration is required.

Register for Building a Vocal Community: The Power of Song in Community now.

Read about the history of the Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar Lecture.

Ysaye M. Barnwell, Ph.D. MSPH, is a commissioned composer, arranger, author, actress and former member of the African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock. She is a vocalist with a range of over three octaves and appears on more than twenty-five recordings with Sweet Honey as well as other artists. Trained as a violinist for 15 years beginning at the age of 2 1/2, she holds degrees in speech pathology (BS, MSEd), cranio-facial studies (Ph.D.) and public health (MSPH). She was a professor at Howard University College of Dentistry for over a decade, and over the following 8 years developed training programs in Child Protection at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center, and administered community-based health programs at Gallaudet University, all in Washington DC. For almost thirty years, and on three continents, Barnwell has led the workshop Building a Vocal Community – Singing In the African American Tradition, which utilizes oral tradition, an African world view and African American history, values, cultural and vocal traditions to build communities of song among singers and non-singers alike. Her pedagogy is highly respected among musicians, educators, health workers, activists, organizers, and members of the corporate and non-profit sectors.

www.ymbarnwell.com

Mar
12
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Mar
19
Tue
2019
Regular Meeting for @WRNonviolence @ Queen Street Commons Cafe
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Weekly Meeting

WRN | Waterloo Region NonviolenceJoin us at the Queen St. Commons Cafe (43 Queen St. S., Kitchener, ON Map) on Tuesdays at 7:00pm. We discuss themes and organize activities for Nonviolence.

Let’s build a better world together!

Want additional info? Contact us at contact@wrnonviolence.org.

Mar
21
Thu
2019
UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Mar 21 all-day

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The United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed every year on 21 March.

From the Background information:

On 21 March 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws". Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination (resolution 2142 (XXI)) (PDF, 177 kBytes).

In 1979, the General Assembly adopted a Programme of activities to be undertaken during the second half of the Decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (A/RES/34/24) (PDF, 371 kBytes). On that occasion, the General Assembly decided that a week of solidarity with the peoples struggling against racism and racial discrimination, beginning on 21 March, would be organized annually in all States.

Since then, the apartheid system in South Africa has been dismantled. Racist laws and practices have been abolished in many countries, and we have built an international framework for fighting racism, guided by the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The Convention is now nearing universal ratification, yet still, in all regions, too many individuals, communities and societies suffer from the injustice and stigma that racism brings.

Mar
22
Fri
2019
Let’s Talk Tech – Church Youth Event @ CGR
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Youth groups and youth ages 12–18 are invited to explore how we use and misuse technology. Through hands-on workshops and with our speakers we will explore topics like screen addiction and balance, peacebuilding in a digital age, how technology impacts the way we worship, and using technology purposefully. Join us for a pizza dinner and make connections with youth from other churches. Learn about Grebel and our co-sponsor FaithTech.

Workshops, seminars, and guest speakers include: 

Is out love too loud? The Effects of Amplifying Music in Worship                                                                      Kate Steiner – Assistant Professor of Music at Conrad Grebel University College

Peace Building in a Digital Age                                                                                                                                  Nolan Andres – Chief, Technology and Innovation at Kindred Credit Union

Mapping out Tech                                                                                                                                                               Tim Souza – Ecosystems Manager at Thomson Reuters Labs

Screen Addiction and Finding Digital Balance                                                                                                       TBA

Using Technology Purposefully                                                                                                                                 TBA

Registration

To register contact Rebekah at rjdejong@uwaterloo.ca.
Registration closes March 15, 2019.