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. June 13, 2019Appreciating Charmaine
    Charmaine Pasadilla

  2. Apr. 10, 2019Renison's Longest-serving Peer Leader Recognized
    Crystal Liu

    Do you know Crystal Liu?

    On Friday, April 5, Renison’s longest-serving Peer Leader was surprised with a special award at the Winter 2019 EFAS End-of-term Celebration — an Honourary Renison Peer Leader Award at Renison University College.

  3. Apr. 9, 2019Recognizing BASE Graduate Iliana Cecibel Tacuri Siguenza
    Iliana Cecibel Tacuri Siguenza

    The Renison English Language Institute is proud to recognize our BASE Living-Learning Community (LLC) Peer Leader and BASE Graduate, Iliana Cecibel Tacuri Siguenza, who is this year’s recipient of the Dave Connolly Award of Excellence. 

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  1. Aug. 18, 2019BLLP Canada's Wonderland Trip, hosted by Renison ELI

    Business Language & Leadership Program Students! Visit Canada’s largest amusement theme park (it’s much more than just rollercoasters!)

    Canada's Wonderland is a 134-hectare (330-acre) theme park located in Vaughan, Ontario, and is Canada's largest theme park! This incredible amusement park has 70 attractions which includes 17 rollercoasters. There is also a 20-acre water park, and many other amazing rides!

  2. Aug. 18, 2019EFS Toronto Bus Trip, hosted by Renison ELI

    EFS students, are you excited to visit Toronto?

    Visit the largest city in Canada and explore on your own or with Renison's Peer Leaders!

    Trip instructions
    • Breakfast begins at 7:30am in the Renison Cafeteria.
    • Your bus will leave Renison at 8:15am. Meet in the Renison Atrium at this time (where the couches are located).
    • Your bus will arrive at the CN Tower at approximately 10:30am. You will experience the CN Tower with your Peer Leaders. Afterwards you have free time to explore on your own.

  3. Aug. 20, 2019Pronunciation Games, hosted by Renison ELI

    iBASE and EFAS Students! Join your Student Advisor A.J. Dixon to:


    To Attend: Register on the iBASE or EFAS Bulletin Board (located near Room 1930).

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