COVID-19 Updates

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As of Friday, March 20, 2020, the Renison English Language Institute Office (REN 1930) will be CLOSED and not available for visitors, in accordance with COVID-19 measures. Moving forward, we will be providing support virtually. 

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Events - 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Birthday group photo with Reni Moose
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!

Wednesday, March 4, 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. 

Monday, March 2, 2020 — 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST
The logo for The Gmaes Institute

The Games Institute is a research centre at UWaterloo focused on the study of games, gamification, interactive technologies and immersive environments, such as virtual reality.Visit the Games Institute on campus

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.

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