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. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. July 13, 2018Building Lifelong Friendships at RenisonDaniela Conforme and Yifei Gu

    How do friendships start?  You might as well ask, as the Brits do, “How long is a piece of string?”  The possibilities are as boundless and varied as every friendship is from another.  Sometimes friendships start in childhood, while others are forged much later in life.  Some start with the next door neig

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