COVID-19 Updates

Read the latest updates from Renison University College on the Renison News page

The Renison English Language Institute Office (REN 1930) is not available for visitors. At this time, we are providing support in a virtual format. Read more about how to connect with ELI online.

For the Fall 2021 term, we will plan to offer our BASE and EFAS programs in both a completely online or blended (in-person and online) format. Learn more about Fall BASE on the BASE website. Learn more about the Fall EFAS program on our News webpage.  We are pleased to offer our September GEAR session online.

English, Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (eSTEM)

Renison University College is pleased to partner with ApplyBoard to offer the eSTEM program, English - Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, for a unique opportunity for students to improve your overall English language skills while experiencing one of Canada’s most innovative universities, the University of Waterloo. 

Our two-week immersion online program is designed specifically for high school students to immerse themselves in the University of Waterloo’s renowned STEM ecosystem and simultaneously improve their ability and confidence to communicate in English. The STEM component focuses on highlighting key areas of interest in the Math, Engineering, and Science Faculties and the English language component of the program focuses on preparing students to fully participate in the STEM components.

Program Information

Our two-week program features:

  • 10 hours of English language programming (aimed at high beginner to low intermediate students) designed to prepare students to fully participate in the experiential learning opportunities. 
  • 10 hours of experiential learning opportunities, including science demonstrations, engineering demonstrations, math challenges and English conversational skill building
  • Exploration of Canadian culture through virtual social activities
  • Participation in virtual interactive activities with University of Waterloo students
  • End of program certificate
  • The following is a sample e-STEM program schedule. The specific dates and activities on offer are subject to change based on availability. Students will receive a final schedule on the first day of the program.


Register online

We invite you to visit the ApplyBoard website for more information. Contact: