Excellence in English language learning

Since 1972, the Renison English Language Institute (Renison ELI) has offered high quality English language programs and courses. Located in Renison University College at the University of Waterloo, Renison ELI supports more than 1000 students from 35 countries each year in achieving their academic and professional goals.

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  1. Jan. 1, 2019Celebrate 60 years of Renison at Reni Moose's Birthday Party!Reni Moose's Birthday Party
    Renison University College is proudly celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2019.  What better way to begin our year of celebrations than by celebrating everybody's loveable campus moose... Reni Moose!
  2. Oct. 9, 2018Celebrate Random Act of Kindness Day with our BASE studentsRandom Act of Kindness Day

    Student volunteers from the Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE) program will be spearheading initiatives across campus at UWaterloo to make kindness a priority on Friday, November 2.

  3. Aug. 2, 2018Make a colourful mess with our iBASE student leadersPaint Splash

    Be creative! Have fun! Let your inner artist shine! 

    Student leaders from the iBASE Rep volunteer team are hosting PAINT SPLASH on Thursday, August 9 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Join us at the Grad House Greens (located near the Dana Porter Library) for a fun evening!

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  1. Jan. 21, 2019Snowman Challenge

    Participate in a popular Canadian winter pastime... build your own snowman!

    Don't worry if you don't know how -- we will show you!

    Meet in the Renison Atrium on Monday, January 21 at 3:30pm to go outside. Dress warmly!

    To Attend: Register on the GEAR or EFAS bulletin boards, located near Room 1928.

  2. Jan. 22, 2019GEAR Class Visit to Schneider Haus

    Visit the oldest home that existed in the area and learn more about Waterloo’s unique history!

    As an academic class trip, all GEAR students will take a bus to downtown Kitchener to visit Schneider Haus.

  3. Jan. 22, 2019Moving Meditation: Qigong

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