Events - February 2020

Friday, February 28, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
a selfie of BASE dinner with the leaders

Join your BASE Living-Learning Peer Leaders for a family dinner event this Friday in the Renison Cafeteria! Eat dinner with your fellow BASE friends and Peer Leaders. Look for the reserved seating in the cafeteria. If you live at Renison, you will go through the cafeteria line as usual for your meal.

Friday, February 28, 2020 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Students, teachers and peer leader taking their graduation photo

After the end of a great four weeks, we want to celebrate YOU, GEAR students!

Join us for the GEAR End-of-term Celebration on Friday, February 28. Celebrate your hard work and achievements with cake, speeches, and certificates!

Friday, February 28, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Waterloo-Wellington flight centre

English For Academic Success students will participate in an academic class trip to learn more about the field of aviation and the work needed for someone to become a pilot in Canada!

Thursday, February 27, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
a meeting for BASE rep in a classroom

Did you have a blast last term on the BASE Rep volunteer team? Or did you regret not joining?

Thursday, February 27, 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. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
Newspaper, glasses, coffee and someone is writing news on paper

Do you want to strengthen your writing skills and see your own writing being published?

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
The logo for Microsoft Excel

Join your Student Advisor, A.J. Dixon, for this helpful workshop to learn how to use Microsoft Excel’s features more effectively! He will also teach you how to graph your data so that you can present them better.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Conversation lunch with students and peer leader

GEAR Students! Join us for lunch in the Renison 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 Renison  Cafeteria. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
job search essentials

BASE and EFAS students, come and attend this summer job search workshop to get help with job applications for the summer. We will give you tips and a lot information that you may find helpful to find a job this coming summer!

The workshop will take place in the Dunker Family Lounge. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
A group of EFAS council students playing musical chairs
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
A poster for the entrepreneurship workshop

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

Monday, February 24, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
A photo protrait of Dr. Wendy Fletcher, the President and Vice-Chancellor of Renison University College

GEAR students will enjoy a lecture about Canadian education, presented by Renison’s President Dr. Wendy Fletcher.

Friday, February 21, 2020 — 6:00 PM to 10:45 PM EST
Kitchener Rangers Logo

Join your fellow Renison and UW students for a trip to see the Kitchener Rangers take on the Erie Otters at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium! If you have never experienced hockey in North America before, this is a great and affordable introduction!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
GEAR students in front of the Brubacher House

The Brubacher House was built in 1850 in a style typical of Pennsylvania German architecture. In this beautiful setting on the side of a gentle hill, Magdalena and John E. Brubacher raised fourteen children. Farming continued on the land until 1965 when the property was purchased as part of the University of Waterloo.

Saturday, February 15, 2020 — 8:15 AM to 9:00 PM EST
GEAR students eating breakfast at Niagara Falls

Join us on a bus trip to Niagara Falls, one of Canada's most beautiful and well-known spots, a world wonder which attracts hundreds of tourist.

Friday, February 14, 2020 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Karaoke microphone

Do you love to sing? Do you love Karaoke?

Well then come and join us for a fun evening of Karaoke in the Renison Atrium! Get to show off your amazing singing voice and maybe do a duet with a friend! Snacks will also be provided.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
a meeting for BASE rep in a classroom

Did you have a blast last term on the BASE Rep volunteer team? Or did you regret not joining?

Thursday, February 13, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Two students holding Valentine's Day candy and cookies
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
Newspaper, glasses, coffee and someone is writing news on paper

Do you want to strengthen your writing skills and see your own writing being published?

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Two students holding Valentine's Day candy and cookies
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Global intelligence poster

What does "global citizen" mean to you?

Students in the Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE) program can attend a Student Leadership Program workshop to learn more!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
A group of EFAS council students playing musical chairs
Monday, February 10, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
ELI Study Hall poster

Come study together with your peers and friends at the Dunker Family Lounge. The Lounge is spacious and quiet, making it a perfect place to absorb your course materials.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 — 8:15 AM to 8:00 PM EST
A dusk view of the CN tower

Join Renison as we visit Toronto on Saturday, February 8!

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: 

Friday, February 7, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
BASE students plaing basketball at PAC

Join your peer leaders and friends for friendly basketball games at one of our primary athletic facilities on campus, the Physical Activity Campus (PAC).

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