COVID-19 Updates

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The Renison English Language Institute Office (REN 1930) is open again! Visit the office on Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm ET. 

For the Winter 2022 term, ELI programs will return to an in-person format. Learn more about our in-person and online program offerings.

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

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Renison University College is pleased to partner with ApplyBoard to offer the eSTEM program (English with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Environment, and 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 ten-day 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, Arts, Environment, and Science Faculties and the English language component of the program focuses on preparing students to fully participate in the STEM components.  

Program Information

This fall, we are pleased to offer our eSTEM program in a six-week format with classes and events on weekend evenings (in Canadian Eastern Time).

Our six-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, with classes on Friday and Saturday nights (Saturday and Sunday mornings in East Asian time zones)
  • 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

Upcoming Program Dates

This Fall, we are pleased to offer a special 5-week eSTEM program offered over a 6-week period (with one week break in the middle). This session will take place on weekend evenings (Canadian Eastern Time).

Term Course Dates Class Dates

Late Fall 2021

Registration open on ApplyBoard website

October 29 - December 4, 2021

Friday, October 29
Saturday, October 30
Friday, November 5
Saturday, November 6
Friday, November 12 - NO CLASSES
Saturday, November 13 - NO CLASSES
Friday, November 19
Saturday, November 20
Friday, November 26
Saturday, November 27
Friday, December 3
Saturday, December 4

Register online

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

Do you have questions about registration? Please contact