What do you (a future Grebel resident!) need to know in light of COVID-19?

1.  Grebel residence applications are currently being accepted and group interviews (part 2 of our application process) will happen online   
2.  Even though you can't visit us in person at the moment - there are many ways to experience Grebel virtually - check us out to see if we're a good fit for you!

The Arts First program at the University of Waterloo promotes excellence in teaching with a focus on active learning in a small class environment. Conrad Grebel University College offers both the ARTS 130 and ARTS 140 with a variety of topics to students so that they may practice communication as a means of critical inquiry.


Alicia Batten, Associate Professor, PhD (Toronto).

Lowell Ewert, Associate Professor, LLM (Washington).

Ed Janzen, Lecturer.


The following University of Waterloo Arts course is offered at Conrad Grebel University College:


ARTS First 100-level courses

Course ID Course name Recent Syllabus (PDF)
ARTS 130

Inquiry and Communiction - Topic: Community for Mental Health

Fall 2019
ARTS 130 Inquiry and Communication - Topic: Life Stories New!
ARTS 140 Information and Analysis - Topic: Lawyering Justice Winter 2019

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You can see the complete listing of Arts First courses at the Undergraduate Studies Academic Calendar website.

For a list of current and future course offerings visit our site here.