COVID-19 Updates

Read the latest updates from Renison University College on the Renison News page

The Renison English Language Institute Office (REN 1930) is CLOSED and not available for visitors, in accordance with COVID-19 measures. Moving forward, we will be providing support in a virtual format. Read more about how to connect with ELI online.

For the Winter 2021 term, we will continue to offer programs in a virtual format, including our Winter 2021 term of English For Academic Success.

Events - 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Birthday group photo with Reni Moose
Monday, June 1, 2020 — 2:00 PM EDT
Using Microsoft Excel To Create Graphs

Are you frustrated because you don't know how to graph?

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Cooking With Tim

Join Chef Tim for a live cooking tutorial on how to make Beavertails from your kitchen!

Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, you won't want to miss out on the Instagram Live with Renison's Chef!

In 1978, this classic Canadian treat was established in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Learn how you can enjoy this deliciousness from the comfort of your own home!

Monday, May 25, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Using Microsoft Word For APA Workshop
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
True Canadian Trivia

Do you know how Canada is connected to the invention of the telephone? Or the creation of insulin to treat diabetes? Can you name the capital city for each province and territory, or tell us the story behind Nanaimo Bars?

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
ELI Vlog Volunteer Team
Friday, May 15, 2020 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Pajama Movie Night
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Virtual Cross-Canada Bus Trip

From Victoria, British Columbia to St. John's, Newfoundland, and Pelee Island, Ontario to Alert, Nunavut, Canada is a massive country with tons of fascinating places to see!

Monday, May 11, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Organize Your Time Workshop

Join our Student Advisor, A.J. Dixon, for a quick workshop on helpful resources and strategies to organize your time as an online learner.

In a quick 30-minute session, A.J. will give you a couple tips and pieces of advice to help you excel in your online learning experience. Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Speed Friending
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
poster for entrepreneurship workshop

How does someone create their own start-up business? It all starts with thinking of a problem to solve!

Thursday, March 12, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
St. Patrick Day Floats
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
St. Patrick Day Floats
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
Students attend the workshop

Ever shy away from a situation involving conflict? Unsure how best to handle the situation?  Conflict doesn't always have to be destructive.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Students at PAC gym, one of the student is holding a basketball

Join your Peer Leaders and GEAR classmates for a campus tour and photo scavenger hunt!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Toyota plant

GEAR students will have the opportunity to tour the Toyota plant! This is an amazing way to see how vehicles are manufactured and learn more about manufacturing. 

Monday, March 9, 2020 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
A student wears the Canadian hair band
Saturday, March 7, 2020 — 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Students playing quidditch

Do you want to learn how to play Quidditch?

Join your Peer Leaders and ELI classmates for a fun afternoon where you will learn how to play the game of Quidditch and then get to play in teams against each other!

Saturday, March 7, 2020 — 8:15 AM to 8:00 PM EST
GEAR Students took a selfie in front of the graffiti wall

Join Renison as we visit Toronto on Saturday, March 7!

Visit the largest city in Canada and explore on your own or with Renison's Peer Leaders!

For For $26.55 ($30 with taxes included), you will receive: 

• Bus transportation from Renison to CN Tower in Toronto
• Bus transportation from Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto to Renison

Friday, March 6, 2020 — 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM EST
Students at the Neon Dance Party

Come dance with your friends and Peer Leaders at the Neon dance party. We will be serving yummy mocktails and snacks. You also get to try on the glow-in-the-dark bracelets and body paints.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Students working together in BASE rep meeting.

This is the final BASE rep meeting for this term. Make sure you come out and enjoy with your fellow BASE students. The BASE Rep team consists of both BASE students and upper-year UWaterloo students known as Peer Helpers.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
Toyota plant

GEAR students will have the opportunity to tour the Toyota plant! This is an amazing way to see how vehicles are manufactured and learn more about manufacturing. 

Thursday, March 5, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Conversation lunch with students and peer leader

GEAR Students! Join us for lunch in the St. Jerome's Cafeteria. This is a great chance for you to practice your conversational English with your Peer Leaders and classmates!

Bring your own lunch or you can purchase it from the St. Jerome's Cafeteria. 

Thursday, March 5, 2020 — 8:45 AM to 11:30 AM EST
Toyota plant

GEAR students will have the opportunity to tour the Toyota plant! This is an amazing way to see how vehicles are manufactured and learn more about manufacturing. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
Students participating in Speed Friending by talking to the person across them

Practice your conversational English with students from Renison’s various language programs as well as students from the University of Waterloo -- and make a new friend!

Enjoy free snacks and make new friends from around the world!

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