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 open again! Visit the office on Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm ET. 

For the Fall 2021 term, we will plan to offer our BASE and EFAS programs in both a completely online or blended (in-person and online) format. Learn more about Fall BASE on the BASE website. Learn more about the Fall EFAS program on our News webpage.

Events - March 2021

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 — 10:00 AM EDT

Join your peer leaders in this exciting special edition Conversation Hangout. We will be doing a variety of personality quizzes, & discussing the results. We will also be talking about how we can understand different personalities better to help us work with others in the classroom and the workplace. This meeting will be held through Zoom. Join us online to attend.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 — 10:00 PM EDT

Join your peer leaders in this exciting special edition Conversation Hangout. We will be doing a variety of personality quizzes, & discussing the results. We will also be talking about how we can understand different personalities better to help us work with others in the classroom and the workplace. This meeting will be held through Zoom. Join us online to attend.

Thursday, March 25, 2021 — 1:00 PM EDT

Come and join the ELI staff and other older UWaterloo students for a conversation over coffee! This is a great opportunity for you to practice your English and discuss anything about assignments, life in Canada, The University Of Waterloo, and anything else on your mind. You will have a great chance to connect with more mature students and have the opportunity to practice your English outside the classroom! Join us on Zoom.

Thursday, March 25, 2021 — 10:00 AM EDT

Balancing online school, hobbies, work, time with family and friends, and time to sleep can be very stressful. Join this workshop led by your peer leaders Willow & Jenny to learn how they manage stress, and new ways you can too. This meeting will be held through Zoom. Join us online to attend.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 — 10:00 AM EDT

Join your Peer Leaders for an exciting hour of discussion where you will see some new faces and make new friends from around the world! Practice your listening and speaking skills. It is your choice if you wish to turn on your microphone or camera. Join us online to attend.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 — 10:00 PM EDT

Join your Peer Leaders for an exciting hour of discussion where you will see some new faces and make new friends from around the world! Practice your listening and speaking skills. It is your choice if you wish to turn on your microphone or camera. Join us online to attend.

Monday, March 22, 2021 — 12:00 PM EDT

Grab your favourite hot drink and join Renison’s Anglican Chaplain, Megan Collings-Moore, for a fun, relaxing conversation on spirituality, life, and pop culture! All are welcome to join this fun Discord event. To Attend: This event will be held through Discord. Join us online!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 — 10:00 AM EDT

Join your peer leaders in celebrating St.Patrick's Day! Don't know what this holiday is? This hangout is the perfect chance to learn! We will be talking about the history of the holiday, and how it's celebrated here in Waterloo. This meeting will be held through Zoom. Join us online to attend.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 — 10:00 PM EDT

Join your peer leaders in celebrating St.Patrick's Day! Don't know what this holiday is? This hangout is the perfect chance to learn! We will be talking about the history of the holiday, and how it's celebrated here in Waterloo. This meeting will be held through Zoom. Join us online to attend.

Monday, March 15, 2021 — 9:00 PM EDT

Practice conversational small talk and make friends with students from students from the University of Waterloo and Renison’s English language programs.

When you join us on online, you will be assigned into a virtual breakout room with a small group of people. You will have 10 minutes to talk with your new friend and ask ‘small talk’ questions (we will provide examples).

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 — 10:00 AM EST

Join your peer leaders in this special edition Conversation Hangout, where we will be celebrating International Women's Day! We will be discussing how far the movement for gender equality has come, how far there still is to go, and the importance of intersectionality. This meeting will be held through Zoom. Join us online to attend.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 — 10:00 PM EST

Join your peer leaders in this special edition Conversation Hangout, where we will be celebrating International Women's Day! We will be discussing how far the movement for gender equality has come, how far there still is to go, and the importance of intersectionality. This meeting will be held through Zoom. Join us online to attend.

Monday, March 8, 2021 — 9:00 PM EST

Are you a future Co-op student? Are you interested in finding a part time job in Canada? Join this workshop where your peer leaders Willow & Ceci will teach you everything you need to know about finding a job and working in Canada! This meeting will be held through Zoom. Join us online to attend.

Monday, March 8, 2021 — 12:00 PM EST

Grab your favourite hot drink and join Renison’s Anglican Chaplain, Megan Collings-Moore, for a fun, relaxing conversation on spirituality, life, and pop culture! All are welcome to join this fun Discord event. To Attend: This event will be held through Discord. Join us online!

Friday, March 5, 2021 — 10:00 AM EST

What is intercultural competence, and why is it important? Intercultural competence is a valuable asset in an increasingly globalized world where we are more likely to interact with people from different cultures and countries who have been shaped by different values, beliefs and experiences. Join this workshop to learn more about the importance of this increasingly relevant subject. Join us online to attend.

Thursday, March 4, 2021 — 12:00 PM EST

Grab your favourite hot drink and join Renison’s Anglican Chaplain, Megan Collings-Moore, for a fun, relaxing conversation on spirituality, life, and pop culture! All are welcome to join this fun Discord event. Join us online to attend.
 

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 — 10:00 AM EST

Join your Peer Leaders for an exciting hour of discussion where you will see some new faces and make new friends from around the world! Practice your listening and speaking skills. It is your choice if you wish to turn on your microphone or camera. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 — 10:00 PM EST

Join your Peer Leaders for an exciting hour of discussion where you will see some new faces and make new friends from around the world! Practice your listening and speaking skills. It is your choice if you wish to turn on your microphone or camera. 

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