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  1. May 23, 2018Renison Students Excel in Chinese Proficiency Competition Once AgainHannah Gardiner

    Hannah Gardiner performing Chinese classic, "Farewell."


    On Saturday, March 24, at the Ontario-Manitoba University Students Chinese Proficiency Competition, University of Waterloo students, Hannah Gardiner and Daniel Afzal, won the First Prize and Excellency Award respectively.

    ​Gardiner received the highest score of the fourteen competitors from six universities for both her speech "One World One Family" and her musical performance of a classical piece of Chinese music "Farewell.” Afzal won the Excellency Award with his speech of the same title and his rendition of “How Are You My Friend,” a popular Chinese song.

  2. Mar. 23, 2018Waterloo student wins Grand Prize at Ontario Japanese Speech Contest

    Working with Renison's Culture and Language Studies department, a University of Waterloo student has won the Grand Prize at the 36th annual Ontario Japanese Speech Contest.

  3. Mar. 19, 2018Where can APPLS take you?picture of textbooks


    Applied Language Studies (APPLS) welcomed back APPLS alumni to share how APPLS courses impacted their careers and academic paths. Coordinator of the APPLS minor, Julia Williams, organizes this semi- annual event. “This is a fun event for current APPLS students and for the returning alumni too. Current students are really interested in talking with the alumni and finding out how the APPLS courses influenced their study and work decisions post-graduation.” This year, five alumni returned to talk with APPLS students.

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