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. 

Please note: The English Language Institute Office (REN 1930) will not be open during the Fall Reading Week from October 11-15. Staff will be available remotely to answer your questions from October 12-15. Our ELI Office (REN 1930) will reopen on Monday, October 18. 

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

Events - 2016

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Renison English Language Institute logo

Thursday, March 16th is St. Patrick's Day, and Renison ELI would like to help you celebrate with some ice cream!

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 10:00 AM to Friday, March 18, 2016 — 1:30 AM EDT
Why Green Poster
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

A group of music students from both uWaterloo and Wilfrid Laurier have been hard at work over the term so far, composing creative pieces to enter in our composition competition! These students have been challenged to use motives from existing musical works in a new and unique way, and the composers of the top two works (as decided by our adjudicating professors) will receive prizes! Come support your classmates and hear their work!

Lacey Beer
Kasia Czarski-Jachimowicz
Devin Hilliker

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Nanotechnology Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Software Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Management Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Sunday, March 13, 2016 — 1:45 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
UW Dance Company's Showcase Poster

Join us on Sunday March 13th for our year end showcase! The UW Competitive Dance Team is a student run team that competes against other Ontario Universities in jazz, lyrical, acro, tap, hiphop, ballet and pointe!

Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 8:30 PM EST
Niagara Falls trip poster
Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM EST
Coffee House Logo
Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Night Market Poster
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
international fair poster
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
International Fair Poster

Do you love celebrating and learning about culture? Drop by the International Fair to learn about games, activities, traditions, and celebrations from different cultures!

Monday, March 7, 2016 — 12:00 AM to Friday, March 11, 2016 — 7:00 PM EST

Its Waterloo's Termly Humans vs. Zombies Event! Come meet new people, fire some Nerf Blasters, and eat some brains! Signups will be happening from February 29th to March 4th, with locations TBA. Keep an eye out for locations on their Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 4:30 PM EST
So You Think You Got Style Poster
Friday, March 4, 2016 — 8:00 PM EST
Showcase poster
Thursday, March 3, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

Got a question about what to eat pre- or post-workout? Wondering what to eat while studying for exams? Got a question about a new diet? Join Leave The Pack Behind and Sandy Ace, the registered dietician at UW, in the SLC to get all of your food-related questions answered.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 8:00 PM EST
Gustav Bakos Observatory

Public tours

Free tours for the public have been conducted at the Gustav Bakos Observatory for over ten years. These tours include monthly public tours; scheduled tours for groups such as girl guides, boy scouts, and elementary and high school classes; and tours for viewing special events such as eclipses and comets.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Avoid the temptation to smoke cigarettes with Leave The Pack Behind. Come out to our FREE event to try this fitness program and learn more about using physical activity to deal with stress.

Register here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST
James Macmillan

Scotland's most celebrated composer, Sir James MacMillanwill be the 2016 Rod and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. His musical language is flooded with influences f

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Velocity Start program logo

Larry Smith, adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo and famous TEDx speaker, will be talking about the top 10 commercial problems facing the world today at an event hosted by UWaterloo's

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Come out and mingle with people from all over the world. Free food and beverages will be provided.

Monday, February 29, 2016 — 7:00 PM EST

The Annual PSA Coffeehouse Talent Show is fast approaching! Now is the time to sign up to perform - this is your BIG BREAK! Its time to show your peers that you're not just a great planner. Any (appropriate) act is welcome, such as a tap dance numbers, ukulele solo, raps, video showcase, poetry, country diddy or speed painting session. Its not too late to say sorry, don't let your dreams be dreams, just do it.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 — 7:00 PM EST
movie theatre

The 88th Academy Awards are upon us! Your friendly neighbourhood cinema will be featuring all the laughs, jeers, lengthy speeches, and Chris Rock! Contests and prizes through-out the night! All for free! Show up at 7:00pm for the pre-show and stay until the finale! Oscar ceremony begins at 8:30PM. 

Sunday, February 28, 2016 — 6:00 PM EST

Nothing puts the fun into winter like a trip to Chicopee! Come out with International and Canadian Student Network (ICSN), our faculty societies and our colleges for our winter tubing trip!

Saturday, February 27, 2016 — 7:00 PM EST
Mac 'N Cheese-ival poster

Join THEMUSEUM and B @ THEMUSEUM for Mac 'N Cheese-ival! Enjoy the band 'Running Red Lights' from Toronto, four stations with different mac & cheese, plus brand new Ontario craft beer from a surprise new brewery.


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