News archive - 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

Vinh Nguyen awarded Polanyi Prize for research surrounding refugees in Canada

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In November, Renison Professor Vinh Nguyen was awarded the prestigious Polanyi Prize for Literature for his work surrounding the issues that face refugees in Canada. Established by Ontario, the prize includes an award of $20,000.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Renison professor writes musical, opening night this week

Culture and Language Studies professor Daniel Bratton has written a musical entitled Riding Off In All Directions, which opens on November 10.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Renison to offer Waterloo's first Indigenous language course

This fall, Renison University College is offering the University of Waterloo’s first Indigenous language course, Introduction to Kanien’kéha (Mohawk Language). Offered through Renison’s Culture and Language Studies department, in collaboration with the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre (WAEC) at St. Paul’s University College, ARTS 190 is intended for University of Waterloo students in any Faculty or discipline with minimal to no knowledge of Kanien’kéha.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Renison professor serves as historical consultant for new “Boat People” Heritage Minute

Renison professor Vinh Nguyen has served as a historical consultant for the most recent Heritage Minute describing the story of the “boat people” refugees that came to Canada from Southeast Asia beginning in the late 1970s. The 60,000 cohort of “boat people” in 1979-1980 was the largest single intake of refugees in Canadian history.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Preserving collective memory of Renison: VoiceThread Project

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Tony Tin (Renison Librarian), Daniel Bratton (Renison Faculty), and Kyle Scholz (Centre for Teaching Excellence) have been involved in a VoiceThread pilot project during the Winter 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. This project, focusing upon the “collective memory of Renison,” has been incorporated into the course work for students in four sections of ENGL 140R. The VoiceThread presentations and related material are now archived on Renison’s Lusi Wong Library’s ”Rspace.

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