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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.

Events - 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 — 5:45 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 5:45pm to take a bus to go to the tube park in Kitchener.

Monday, June 13, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT
Engineering Building

For more than 20 years, the University of Waterloo has been awarded Canada's most innovative university. Part of this prestige is due in part to UWaterloo's world-renowned Engineering programs.

Sunday, June 12, 2016 — 11:15 AM EDT
St. Jacobs Trip

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.

Saturday, June 11, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT
Yellow Bellies
Saturday, June 11, 2016 — 8:15 AM EDT
Niagara Falls bus trip

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

Friday, June 10, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT
Leadership Challenge

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 their EFS Dons for some high-energy challenges that will involve communication, teamwork, and competition!

Thursday, June 9, 2016 — 8:00 PM EDT

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!

Thursday, June 9, 2016 — 7:30 PM EDT

This is a large, collaborative concert for Conrad Grebel’s International  Peace Conference, premiering a new, large scale work by composer Carol Ann Weaver, rooted in African themes and idioms. In this new mass, we will sing  with the resident Gamelan (Balinese Orchestra), instrumentalists, soloists, and narrators.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 — 6:15 PM EDT
Bowling balls

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.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 — 6:15 PM EDT
Conestoga 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 Waterloo - Conestoga Mall!

Monday, June 6, 2016 (all day)

The Renison English Language Institute is excited to kick off the summer with Session I of our popular English For Success (EFS) program!

We are pleased to offer EFS for more than 20 years as a great way for students to build their conversation English skills while experiencing a full immersion into Canadian life!

EFS Session I students will begin their program on Monday, June 6. Below is the itinerary for the Orientation Day.

Saturday, June 4, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
local market poster

On June 4th, join Etsy at RIM Park in Waterloo for the first-ever Etsy Local Market, where you can shop from over 60 Etsy shops from right here in Waterloo Region and the surrounding areas.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Life drawing
Saturday, May 28, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT

Taking place in early summer each year, the award winning prestigious Caribbean Dreams Concert is where new and young artistes get to showcase their artistic talent. Now in its 14th year, the Caribbean Dreams Concert, offering the best of West Indian Culture, has built its reputation on bringing a little taste of Caribbean life and culture to the Waterloo Region of Canada offering a rare opportunity to rub elbows with some of the Caribbean's most accomplished and emerging artists.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Life drawing
Thursday, May 19, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Life drawing
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Open house poster

Learn more about your student union and how to get involved. Drop by the Courtyard or Marketplace at the SLC and visit booths to learn more about Feds and collect stamps to get a free burger from The Bomber and other great prizes.

Friday, May 13, 2016 — 2:00 PM to Sunday, May 15, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT
Trip to Ottawa poster
Thursday, May 12, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Life drawing
Thursday, May 12, 2016 — 6:00 PM EDT
Drake night Poster
Thursday, May 12, 2016 — 4:00 PM EDT

Some new phenomena in high-dimensional statistics and optimization

Statistical models in which the ambient dimension is of the same order
or larger than the sample size arise frequently in different areas of
science and engineering.  Examples include sparse regression in
genomics; graph selection in social network analysis; and low-rank
matrix estimation in video segmentation.  Although high-dimensional
models of this type date back to seminal work of Kolmogorov and

Thursday, May 12, 2016 — 10:00 AM to Friday, May 13, 2016 — 3:00 PM EDT
Clubs day poster

Looking to get more involved this Spring term? Clubs and Societies Days are the perfect place to look! Feds clubs host a number of amazing opportunities to get involved, so we are bringing them all out to the SLC.

Thursday May 12 from 11:00am-6:00pm 
Friday May 13 from 10:00am-3:00pm

Thursday, May 12, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Welcome week poster

Athletics will be running Free Weight Room Intro Sessions as a part of Spring Welcome Week. No better way to get your summer bod in gear and feel super strong!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
Campus Life poster

Feds is hosting another great opportunity to get involved on campus!

Come out to the Campus Life Fair and make some meaningful connections with amazing campus partners to get some experience! There are also going to be some brownies for you to snack on.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Garden Party Poster

Feds will be hosting a DJ all afternoon, some picnic food for your own enjoyment, as well as a plant potting station that you can take with you to enjoy at home. 


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