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Department statement

Please read the statement from the Department of German and Slavic Studies and the Central and East European Studies Program at the University of Manitoba (March 3, 2022).

Statement against Russia's invasion of Ukraine (PDF)

News and events

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Student Conference

    Call for papers
    Due date: March 1, 2024

    Have you written an interesting paper or given a fun presentation in the field of German and Slavic studies? Share your ideas and gain valuable experience in conference presentations. Submit your abstract (maximum 300 words) outlining your project and a short bio indicating your department, major and minor to german_slavic@umanitoba.ca with the subject title as 'German and Slavic Studies Student Conference' no later than March 1, 2024. 

    Pre-conference workshop
    March 14, 2024; 2:00 p.m.
    103 Isbister Building

    The workshop on 'how to present at a conference' is voluntary. It is highly recommended to those who will present at the conference.

    March 28, 2024; Time TBA
    307 Tier Building

    Questions may be directed to Dr. Lars Richter or Dr. Alexandra Heberger.

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  • Learn German and discover German life and culture this summer IN GERMANY!

    This travel course to Essen, Germany is scheduled to take place over a period of six weeks in May/June 2024 and allows students to take:

    • GRMN 2110: Discovering German Life and Culture (3 credit-hours), taught in English
    • GRMN 1122: Introductory German 1 (3 credit-hours)
    • GRMN 1124: Introductory German 2 (3 credit-hours)

    The courses may be taken independently or all together providing 3 to 9 credit-hours in total. 

    This German summer travel course offers the opportunity to learn and practice the language and discover German culture hands-on in a German speaking environment. All courses are located at the University of Duisburg-Essen (Essen campus) and are taught and administered by Karin James of the Department of German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba. 

    Contact Karin James Karin.James@umanitoba.ca as soon as possible if you are interested and to receive more information including a daily schedule. Learn more.

    Deposits will be collected by January 31, 2024.

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The Central and East European Program Lecture Series

Local, national and international experts present academic and community roundtables, book launches, graduate student presentations and more in this annual program sponsored by the CEES Program and the Department of German and Slavic Studies.  

Check back for our next event.

Programs of study

Course offerings

The course listing is a preliminary list of undergraduate and graduate courses per term that includes the course start and end date. 

Courses offered by the Department of German and Slavic Studies fall under six subject area categories:

  • German (GRMN)
  • Hungarian (HUNG)
  • Polish (POL)
  • Russian (RUSN)
  • Slavic (SLAV)
  • Ukrainian (UKRN)

View courses on Aurora

Students must search the system using each subject category to review the courses for that subject area.

Check back for updates and additional information including meeting times, instructors and method of delivery (e.g., on campus or remote learning).

Graduate students

Finding a graduate advisor

Before submitting your application to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for the German Studies MA program or the Slavic Studies MA program, you will need to first contact the department via the Graduate Chair (German_Slavic@umanitoba.ca) to discuss an appropriate academic advisor for you.

You can also contact a German and Slavic Studies faculty member directly if you are specifically interested in their research.

In an email, please let us know the following:

  • your area(s) of study and research interest,
  • a bit about yourself, and how to best contact you,
  • a brief summary of your relevant education, community and/or work experiences,
  • a description of your proposed research topic.

Past theses

Past German Studies and Slavic Studies theses can be found on MSpace.

View past German Studies and Slavic Studies theses on MSpace


German and Slavic Studies is comprised of several vibrant, growing academic fields. With your support our language and culture programs can continue to be a vital part of this multicultural province. 

German Studies Endowment Fund

The German Studies Endowment Fund provides excellence awards to students majoring in German. By supporting our students, you give them the opportunity to become experts in German Studies and future ambassadors for German-Canadian relations.

Donate NOW to the German Studies Endowment Fund

The Polish Studies Endowment Fund

The Polish Studies Endowment Fund supports the continuous offering of Polish language and culture courses on an annual basis. Today, the fund plays a critical role in keeping our program at the forefront of Polish studies in western Canada.

Donate NOW to the Polish Endowment Fund

Become a donor

If you'd like to support one of German and Slavic Studies’ programs (German, Hungarian, Polish, Russian or Ukrainian), you can donate to one of the existing funds listed or you may be interested in establishing an endowment of your own at UM that supports the program, research or a professorship or an annually funded student award such as a bursary, fellowship, prize or scholarship. Your investment will help transform the lives of students and faculty.

Contact us

At times, departmental support staff are working from home and can be reached via phone or email.

Department of German and Slavic Studies
Room 328 Fletcher Argue Building
15 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm