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Apr
1
Wed
2020
CANCELLED: Balinese Gamelan Ensemble Concert @ HH
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The twenty member Balinese Gamelan Ensemble will perform a mix of traditional pieces and modern compositions. 

The Gamelan Ensemble is directed by Dewa Suparta, who is known across Canada for his compositions and performances.

To get a taste of this amazing music, check out the Youtube videos:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdN7tSQbcAY

Apr
19
Sun
2020
Cancelled: Convocation
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Conrad Grebel’s honoured graduate and undergraduate students invite you to set aside a special afternoon. Please join with Grebel in celebrating their academic achievement on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2pm in the Humanities Theatre in Hagey Hall. 

Save the date for Grebel’s Convocation Celebration!

A reception will follow the Convocation Celebration program.

More details to come.

May
23
Sat
2020
You @ Waterloo Day @ CGR
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 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! On-site applications to residence and interviews will be offered.

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

Jun
6
Sat
2020
’60s Era Reunion @ CGR
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am

We know it doesn’t feel like 50 years since you graced the Grebel halls, but it’s time to join your close companions, long-lost friends, prank partners, and conversation compatriots at a special ’60s-era Grebel alumni luncheon with your favourite host, Eric Friesen (BA 1967)!

Contact Nancy Regehr on the Alumni Committee or Alison Enns to help with planning.

$25/Person. Register here.

 

Postponed: Alumni Craft Beer & Bites Tour @ CGR
Jun 6 @ 2:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The four University Colleges at UWaterloo are getting together to host an epic alumni evening of craft beer and snacks. This progressive tasting will end at Grebel for coffee and dessert.

Your fee includes local beer tastings from 3 different breweries, snacks and dessert, and an espresso bar.

Click here to register.

Featuring:
Wellington Brewery, Waterloo Brewing, Innocente Brewing Company, Grainharvest Breadhouse Inc, Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese. 

     

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Jun
19
Fri
2020
Spirituality and Aging Seminar
Jun 19 @ 9:30 am – 9:30 am

Embodying hope, faith and playfulness in caregiving: Practical and spiritual resources for a complicated vocation

We have all heard both comments portraying caregiving as a depressing burden and stories suggesting that caregiving is a spiritual experience leading to increased growth and happiness.  Surely our beliefs about giving care influence how we navigate its challenges. But what to believe? How can we sort out these differing visions without being lost in either pessimism or idealism?

Our morning session will focus on how resiliency—reflected in narratives of spiritual community, emotional maturity, and healthy interpersonal relationships—can impact our experience as caregivers.  The afternoon session with explore implications for spiritual resiliency in situations of specific need, such as accompanying those with dementia and working toward forgiveness in broken relationships.

Presenter:  Janet L Ramsey, Ph.D., M.Div.

Janet Ramsey is Professor Emeritus of Congregational Care Leadership at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.  Now partially retired, Dr. Ramsey spends her time writing, caring for her nine grandchildren and her beloved Sheltie, and traveling with her husband, Joe.  Before becoming an academic, she was a marriage and family counselor, a parish pastor, and a nursing home chaplain/administrator. She has written and spoken widely on spiritual resiliency, forgiveness and healthy aging. Her most recent book (Fortress Press, 1918) is “Dignity and Grace: Wisdom for Caregivers and Those Living With Dementia

Registration opens in February. 

Registration to open in Februrary. Stay tuned. 

Friday June 19, 2020
9:30 a.m. (registration) – 4:30 p.m.

Optional – A soup supper will be served at 5pm. If you would like to stay for further conversation with one another and with Janet Ramsey, please choose this option when you register – Additional cost: $20

Spirituality and Aging Seminar 2020
Registration now open

Copies of Janet’s book, ‘Dignity and Grace: Wisdom for Caregivers and Those Living With Dementia’ will be available for sale at lunchtime on June 19th, at the great price of $20.

Travelling from a distance?  If you would like to stay the night at Grebel, either before or after the seminar day, residence rooms are available. Contact Laura Easson at leeasson@uwaterloo.ca for details. 

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