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

Events - 2016

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.

Saturday, July 16, 2016 — 8:15 AM EDT
Toronto trip

We couldn't let you leave Canada without experiencing our country's largest city!

With more than 2.5 million people, Toronto houses many awesome sights and scenery. Students from the English For Success (EFS) program will get to experience the CN Tower in downtown Toronto, go shopping, and enjoy dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe!

The bus will leave from Renison University College at 8:15am.

Friday, July 15, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT
EFS students win trophy

Who knew that building your leadership skills could be so fun?

Students from the English For Success program will join Student Experience Coordinator Ryan Connell and the EFS Dons for some high-energy challenges that will involve communication, teamwork, and competition!

Thursday, July 14, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT

Join our English For Success (EFS) students for Movie in the Park at Waterloo Park!

Our students will watch the movie "Kung Fu Panda" in Waterloo Park.  Students will be leaving at 7 p.m. from Renison University College's Cafeteria to walk to Waterloo Park. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 — 5:30 PM EDT
Zip lining

We hope you're not afraid of heights!

English For Success (EFS) students will get to experience new heights by going zip lining at Chicopee Tube Park!

EFS students will meet their EFS Dons in the Renison Cafeteria at 5:30pm to take a bus to go to the tube park in Kitchener.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 — 8:00 PM EDT
Observatory

Experience a night with the stars - in the sky, that is!

Join us on a tour of the Faculty of Science at the University of Waterloo. Learn about the number of undergraduate and graduate student programs, what it's like to be a Science student, while experiencing the Science buildings on campus!

Monday, July 11, 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.

Sunday, July 10, 2016 — 8:15 AM EDT
Niagara Falls

Experience one of Canada's most magestic sights - Niagara Falls!

Saturday, July 9, 2016 — 11:15 AM EDT
St Jacobs

Experience Canada's largest year-round farmers' market in the beautiful town of St. Jacobs.

Students from the English For Success (EFS) program will take a bus on June 12 from Renison to the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market. The bus will leave at 11:15am.

Friday, July 8, 2016 — 6:30 PM EDT
Waterloo Park

Waterloo Park is the premier park in the City of Waterloo. Often called the "jewel of the city", Waterloo Park boasts 45 hectares (111 acres) of prime parkland, with a multitude of active and passive uses.

Thursday, July 7, 2016 — 8:00 PM EDT
Bonfire

Let's relax, have a bonfire, and make some new friends!

At our Welcome Bonfire, English For Success (EFS) students will get to make new friends from the Renison English Language Institute & Renison International Office's International Social Volunteers program!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 — 6:00 PM EDT
Fairview Mall

After a busy first day of classes, it's time to go shopping!

Students in the English For Success (EFS) program will experience the largest shopping mall in the City of Kitchener - Fairview Park Mall!

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