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The Renison English Language Institute Office (REN 1930) is not available for visitors. At this time, we are providing support in a virtual format. Read more about how to connect with ELI online.

For the Summer 2021 term, Intensive English For Academic Success (iEFAS) and Intensive Bridge to Academic Success in English (iBASE) will be offered online

Events - April 2021

Thursday, April 29, 2021 — 10:00 AM EDT

How many hours of sleep do you really need each night? What’s the optimal sleeping position? Is it better to sleep with background noise? How much does your sleep schedule really affect you? Join this workshop to learn everything you need to about creating optimal sleep habits. 

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Thursday, April 29, 2021 — 10:00 AM EDT

How many hours of sleep do you really need each night? What’s the optimal sleeping position? Is it better to sleep with background noise? How much does your sleep schedule really affect you? Join this workshop to learn everything you need to about creating optimal sleep habits. 

Join us online to attend.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 — 10:00 PM EDT

Join your peer leaders for this fun hour of discussion! We will be exchanging our favourite recipes, talking about easy meals to cook as a student, and more! It is your choice if you wish to turn on your microphone or camera.

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Thursday, April 22, 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.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 — 10:00 PM EDT

What song describes your life? What's your favourite song to listen to while happy? Join your peer leaders for an hour of fun discussion, where we will be talking about everything music related! It is your choice if you would like to turn your camera on. 

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Monday, April 19, 2021 — 8:30 PM EDT

In this lecture you will get an understanding about the renowned entrepreneurship and innovation eco-system at the University of Waterloo. The world has big problems that need solving. How do we identify those problems? Who is affected? How can we solve them? This lecture aims to motivate you to start thinking big and provide problem-identifying and problem-solving skills to the forefront of your critical thinking abilities.

Thursday, April 15, 2021 — 9:00 AM EDT

We are saying farewell after a stupendous term of virtual English language education with our Bridge To Academic Success program (BASE). If you're a BASE student, make sure to join us to say farewell, with speeches and awards to be distributed. Congratulations on this amazing achievement.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021 — 10:00 AM EDT

Are you a future co-op student? Join A.J as he teaches you all you need to know about being a co-op student at the University of Waterloo. 

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021 — 10:00 PM EDT

Join your peer leaders for this hour long discussion about our names! We will be talking about the meaning behind names, the origin of our names, and learning how to write our names in a different language! It is your choice if you wish to turn on your microphone or camera.

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Monday, April 12, 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).

Friday, April 9, 2021 — 8:00 PM EDT

Join your peer leaders and fellow classmates for a fun night of UNO to start your weekend on the right note. This is a great way to practice your conversational English and hangout with students from all around the world. Make sure to download the UNO application beforehand!

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Thursday, April 8, 2021 — 10:00 AM EDT

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

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021 — 10:00 PM EDT

Join your Peer Leaders for an exciting hour of discussion where we will be talking about Easter! We’ll be diving into how the holiday is celebrated worldwide, and what it means to everyone. It is your choice if you wish to turn on your microphone or camera.

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Monday, April 5, 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!

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