News archive - 2018

Friday, June 29, 2018

Julia Williams featured on Language U podcast

Director of English Language Studies, Julia Williams, was recently featured on a podcast titled Language U. A creation of Dr. Joel Heng Hartse, Language U podcasts focus on issues of language, literacy, and multilingualism in higher education. In the January, 2018 podcast, Heng Hartse talks to Williams about the relatively rare phenomenon of credit English as a Second Language courses within university contexts.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Exploring perceptions of speech fluency


Kent Williams, an instructor in English Language Studies and a PhD candidate at Carleton University, has recently published an article in TESL Ontario’s  Contact Journal, exploring how speech fluency

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Consul General of Japan visits Renison

consul general

On June 19, Renison received a visit from the Consul General of Japan (Toronto), Ms. Takako Ito. Touring Renison, the Consul General was able to see firsthand the fruits of the strong, ongoing relationship between Japan and Renison University College.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Renison Students Excel in Chinese Proficiency Competition Once Again

Hannah 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.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Waterloo 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.

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