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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 Spring 2021 term, English For Academic Success will be offered in a virtual format.

For the Summer 2021 term, Intensive English For Academic Success (iEFAS) and Intensive Bridge to Academic Success in English (iBASE) will be offered online

Events - July 2016

Saturday, July 30, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT

Have you ever experienced a virtual reality game?  Join fellow iBASE students and iBASE Don Fardeen to visit the newest Virtual Reality Arcade in Waterloo - CTRL V!

There are only 15 spots available for students to attend. The cost is $23 to participate. 

Meet Fardeen in the Renison Cafeteria to walk to CTRL V, which is located on the north-east side of campus. 

Register to attend

To attend the CTRL V trip, register at the Renison Reception Office beginning July 20. Spots are limited!

Friday, July 29, 2016 — 10:00 AM EDT
Grad cap

Our students have worked hard all month long, and the moment has finally arrived - Graduation Day!

Students from our Session I English For Success program will be graduating from the program today. This will be a great moment full of speeches, celebration, food, and surprises.

Thursday, July 28, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
Skit night

You've been practicing all month in your classes for this month, English For Success (EFS)! It's Skit Night & Talent Show!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 — 4:15 PM EDT
Environment

Faculty of Environment students in the English For Academic Success 2+2 program will attend an Advisor Talk event on Wednesday, July 27. This session is specific for students in Geomatics and Geography & Environmental Management.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 — 4:15 PM EDT
Science

Faculty of Science students in the 2+2 English For Academic Success program will attend a training session to learn how to use the University of Waterloo's web tools Quest and LEARN

Attend the session at 4:15pm in the Quantum-Nanotechnology Centre (QNC) building, in Room 2502.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT

The iBASE Rep Committee is a volunteer opportunity that can help you build your communication, leadership and teamwork skills through the active planning and execution of activities in the University of Waterloo campus community. iBASE Reps will also enhance their language and presentation skills through weekly team meetings.

The team will meet, along with iBASE Rep Peer Helper students, every week from July 18 to August 26, to plan a stress management event on campus.

iBASE students who participate in the program will have the chance to:

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT

This is not your typical dance party!

Come on out to relax, have fun, and learn how to move your body! The activity kicks off at 7:00pm in the Renison Cafeteria. We will show you how to groove.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 — 4:15 PM EDT
Environment

Faculty of Environment students in the English For Academic Success 2+2 program will attend a Meet and Greet event on Tuesday, July 26

Students will meet professors from the Faculty of Environment and learn more about their programs!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 — 4:15 PM EDT
Science

Faculty of Science students in the English For Academic Success 2+2 program will attend a Meet and Greet event on Tuesday, July 26

Students will meet professors from the Faculty of Science and learn more about their programs!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
Wellness Series

Are you feeling stressed?  The Wellness Series can help you relax and have fun!

Monday, July 25, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT

Earlier in the month, English For Success (EFS) students competed to earn the Leadership Trophy at the Leadership Games! Teams are back one more time to compete to take the trophy.

Monday, July 25, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT

Leadership requires us to connect with others and every leader has their distinct way of adapting their communication. Do you have a variety of communication and leadership styles?

Students in the Intensive Bridge to Academic Success in English (iBASE) program will be able to attend the workshop. In this workshop, you will:

Sunday, July 24, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT

iBASE students! Do you like to play sports? Every Sunday night, join your iBASE Don Fardeen for a sporting activity at the Columbia Ice Fields (CIF)!

An important part of your student experience is to maintain your personal health and wellness. Getting exercise is a great way to de-stress!

Meet Fardeen in the Renison Cafeteria at 7pm on Sunday to then walk over to CIF. 

Sunday, July 24, 2016 (all day)
Grand Bend

Enjoy a beautiful day on the beach in Grand Bend, Ontario with the English For Success (EFS) Dons!

EFS students will be relaxing on this beautiful beach along the shores of Lake Huron in Southern Ontario. Enjoy the water and sun!

The bus will depart from Renison University College at 11:15am, and will arrive back later in the evening.  

Saturday, July 23, 2016 (all day)
Wonderland

Experience Canada's largest amusement park, Canada's Wonderland!

Students from the English For Success (EFS) program and Intensive Bridge to Academic Success in English (iBASE) will be spending the day exploring this large amusement park, with roller coasters, water slides, and much, much more!

Friday, July 22, 2016 — 8:00 PM EDT
Karaoke

Let's enjoy a rowdy night of karaoke fun!

Join the English For Success (EFS) Dons in the Renison University College Cafeteria for karaoke fun. Bring your favourite tunes and your amazing vocals to this great evening of laughs and fun!

Friday, July 22, 2016 (all day)

The check-in meetings are a chance to meet with your Student Experience Coordinator or iBASE Don and to share how you have been doing in the iBASE program.

We will talk about how your term is going so far in the iBASE program, how prepared you feel for your exams, and how we can help you to prepare for beginning full-time undergraduate studies.

The meetings are 20 minutes in length. You must attend your check-in meeting.

How to prepare for your meeting

Before your meeting, think about:

Thursday, July 21, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
Gym

It's time to go "blow off some steam"!

English For Success (EFS) Dons will be hosting some great athletics activities for EFS students and International Social Volunteers for some Athletics Fun!

Thursday, July 21, 2016 (all day)

The check-in meetings are a chance to meet with your Student Experience Coordinator or iBASE Don and to share how you have been doing in the iBASE program.

We will talk about how your term is going so far in the iBASE program, how prepared you feel for your exams, and how we can help you to prepare for beginning full-time undergraduate studies.

The meetings are 20 minutes in length. You must attend your check-in meeting.

How to prepare for your meeting

Before your meeting, think about:

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 — 6:15 PM EDT
Bowling

It's a strike!

Students in the English For Success (EFS) program will be going bowling in Kitchener!

Experience this fun past-time with your fellow classmates. Who's going to get the highest score?

EFS students are to meet in the Renison Cafeteria at 6:15pm to take the bus to the bowling alley.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT

The iBASE Rep Committee is a volunteer opportunity that can help you build your communication, leadership and teamwork skills through the active planning and execution of activities in the University of Waterloo campus community. iBASE Reps will also enhance their language and presentation skills through weekly team meetings.

The team will meet, along with iBASE Rep Peer Helper students, every week from July 18 to August 26, to plan a stress management event on campus.

iBASE students who participate in the program will have the chance to:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 — 8:00 PM EDT
Movie and Popcorn

You've had a busy month, English For Success (EFS)! Kick back and relax with your EFS Dons, and watch a movie while enjoying some yummy popcorn.

Meet your EFS Dons in the Renison Cafeteria at 8pm. We encourage you to wear comfy clothes so you can truly relax!

Monday, July 18, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT

The name of the event says it all - fun with dons!

English For Success (EFS) Dons Faye, Omar, and Sridaya will be planning some great activities for EFS students in Residence!

Meet the Dons in the Renison Cafeteria at 7:00pm, and get ready for some great fun along with International Social Volunteers.

Monday, July 18, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT

Do you want to learn about the Faculty of Engineering? iBASE students go on an Engineering Tour!

Join us from 4pm-6pm for a tour of the Engineering buildings around the University of Waterloo, including the Douglas Wright Engineering (DWE) building, Ron Coutts Hall (RCH), Carl Pollock Hall (CPH), and Engineering 5 (E5). 

Meet upper-year Engineering Ambassador students who will be able to speak about their experience learning at Waterloo and share helpful tips to be successful in Engineering.

Sunday, July 17, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT
people holding hands

Though Western classical choirs are seldom known for their movement prowess, in most cultures, singing and dance are inseparable .  In this summer concert we will explore the music and movement of classical forms such as ballroom, tango, waltzes and ballet.

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