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Dec
18
Tue
2018
Advent Jazz Vesper Service @ CGR
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening of soulful jazz and worship in Grebel’s Chapel. All are welcome! 

Free parking provided.

If you have any questions, contact Ed Janzen at 519-885-0220 ext. 24249 or ejjanzen@uwaterloo.ca.

Jan
7
Mon
2019
Winter 2019 Auditions are open @ CGR
Jan 7 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 19 @ 10:00 pm

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.” ― Leo Tolstoy
  All three choral ensembles and four instrumental ensembles are open to all UWaterloo students.  Please see https://uwaterloo.ca/music/ensembles  for details.

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
17
Thu
2019
Grebel Gallery Exhibit Launch Reception | Gichitwaawizi’igewin: Honouring
Jan 17 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for the Grebel Gallery’s winter exhibit launch on January 17, 2019, at 4 PM.

Register for free online.

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.

Feb
3
Sun
2019
Across-the-Creek Event: Raptors vs Clippers
Feb 3 @ 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Tickets: $65 (taxes in) per seat. 

Get your tickets today! Contact Alison Enns at aenns@uwaterloo.ca or 519-885-0220 ext. 24217.

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.

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.

Read more about Irma Fast Dueck and the Bechtel Lectures.

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.

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

Join Fred W. Martin, Director of Advancement at Conrad Grebel 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 519-85-0220 x24217. Deadline to reserve tickets is January 31.

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.

Registration opens soon, so check back to complete the form.

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 – 6:00 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.

Registration opens soon, so check back to complete the form.

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
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.

Registration

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

Mar
29
Fri
2019
Grebel’s Student Council Presents: Beauty and the Beast
Mar 29 – Mar 31 all-day

Join us for Grebel’s Student Council production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an all student production!

Showtimes

March 29 and 30: 7 PM

March 30 and 31: 1 PM

May
25
Sat
2019
You @ Waterloo Day
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am

Students with offers of admission to University of Waterloo are invited to attend a special open house with a focus on finding the right place to live! 

Come experience what residence life at Grebel is like! Onsite applications to residence and interviews will be offered.

For more information email Rebekah DeJong, Student Life and Recruitment Coordinator, rjdejong@uwaterloo.ca

Jun
13
Thu
2019
Aging and Spirituality: Finding courage and resilience @ CGR
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

June 13 and 14, 2019, 10 AM–4PM

We can find ourselves in new territory where much is unknown as we face challenges and difficulties in illness, in the aging process, and in dying. In the same way the grit inside an oyster transforms into a pearl, we wonder if our fear and frustration can be transformed into something just as beautiful in us.

You are invited to a time of learning, reflection, and self-care.

We will be led by a collaborative, experienced group of spiritual companions of various faith traditions who work in long-term care, hospice, and the community: Teresa Bryant, Miriam Frey, Dale Guenter, Jane Kuepfer, Celia McBride, and Maureen McDonnell.

The context of the gathering will allow time for contemplation, relaxation, and community connections. Join us as we consider and experience together the role of spirituality in finding courage and resilience in our work, in our homes, and within ourselves. Come for one day, two days, or make it a retreat and stay overnight at Grebel.

Jun
14
Fri
2019
Aging and Spirituality: Finding courage and resilience @ CGR
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

June 13 and 14, 2019, 10 AM–4PM

We can find ourselves in new territory where much is unknown as we face challenges and difficulties in illness, in the aging process, and in dying. In the same way the grit inside an oyster transforms into a pearl, we wonder if our fear and frustration can be transformed into something just as beautiful in us.

You are invited to a time of learning, reflection, and self-care.

We will be led by a collaborative, experienced group of spiritual companions of various faith traditions who work in long-term care, hospice, and the community: Teresa Bryant, Miriam Frey, Dale Guenter, Jane Kuepfer, Celia McBride, and Maureen McDonnell.

The context of the gathering will allow time for contemplation, relaxation, and community connections. Join us as we consider and experience together the role of spirituality in finding courage and resilience in our work, in our homes, and within ourselves. Come for one day, two days, or make it a retreat and stay overnight at Grebel.