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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 Winter 2022 term, ELI programs will return to an in-person format. Learn more about our in-person and online program offerings.

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May 2015

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology logo

Enrich your learning experience by attending a guest lecture at the University of Waterloo! Academic related events are a great opportunity to engage with the wider university community and learn about the innovative research occurring around the world today. It is also a fantastic way to practice your listening and speaking skills in English.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 — 5:00 PM to Saturday, May 30, 2015 — 3:00 PM EDT to Sat, 05/30/2015 - 15:00
Waterloo Arts logo

Enrich your learning experience by attending an event or activity at the University of Waterloo! Enrichment experiences are great opportunity to engage with the wider university community. It is also a fantastic way to practice your listening and speaking skills in English.

MFA THESIS | Robert Dayton | Outta This World

Saturday, May 9, 2015 — 8:15 AM EDT
Renison ELI logo

It's time to check out Ontario's capital and Canada's largest city - Toronto!

Saturday, May 9, 2015 — 7:00 PM EDT
IQC logo

Enrich your learning experience by attending a guest lecture at the University of Waterloo! Academic related events are a great opportunity to engage with the wider university community and learn about the innovative research occurring around the world today. It is also a fantastic way to practice your listening and speaking skills in English.

Public lecture by Dr. Krysta Svore, Microsoft Research

Monday, May 11, 2015 — 8:00 AM to Friday, May 15, 2015 — 11:00 PM EDT to Fri, 05/15/2015 - 23:00
Federation of Students logo

A variety of amazing events held by the Federation of Students (Feds) to welcome students to the University of Waterloo! Take part in any of these events to have fun, meet new people, and become a part of the Waterloo community!

Monday May 11
Warrior Breakfast Brought to you by Sobeys
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - SLC Great Hall and MPR

We’re starting Welcome Week on the right foot: free breakfast! Sobeys is bringing a great line up of breakfast munchies for students in the SLC Great Hall! See you then UWaterloo.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EDT
Renison ELI logo

Enjoy your lunch and practice your English conversational skills with your favourite ELI Peer Leader, Gabby! Invite your friends and meet every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Renison cafeteria. This optional event is the best way to gain confidence speaking in English and learn how to use certain words and phrases that are popular on campus!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 — 6:30 PM EDT
Federation of Students logo

Come out and enjoy an evening of socializing with uWaterloo's international and Canadian students :).

Whether you're looking to just have some fun, make new friends, or learn about different cultures, all are welcome at the ICSN Babble Café events!

This is a 19+ event, ID required.

Free food is provided, alcoholic beverages can be purchased separately.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 — 10:00 to 15:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
Federation of Students logo

Are you ready to accept the challenge of Goldfish Scooping and maybe take home a new friend?

Goldfish scooping is coming to the University of Waterloo.

Goldfish scooping (金魚すくい, 金魚掬い Kingyo-sukui) is a
traditional Japanese game in which a player scoops goldfish with a special scooper. It is also called, "Scooping Goldfish", "Dipping for Goldfish" or "Snatching Goldfish". "Kingyo" means goldfish in Japanese and "sukui" means scooping.

The rules:

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 — 4:00 PM EDT
Waterloo Arts logo

Enrich your learning experience by attending a guest lecture at the University of Waterloo! Academic related events are a great opportunity to engage with the wider university community and learn about the innovative research occurring around the world today. It is also a fantastic way to practice your listening and speaking skills in English.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 — 6:00 PM EDT
Renison University College logo

Enrich your learning experience by attending a Renison University College Guest Lecture! Our academic related events are a great opportunity to engage with the wider Renison community on the University of Waterloo campus. It is also a fantastic way to practice your listening and speaking skills in English.

On Wednesday, May 13, Renison will host professor Song Lam QSM, Chinese New Zealand writer, who will be providing a talk about her first hand experience of learning about Maori culture! 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 — 6:00 PM EDT
Renison ELI logo

Let's get some sushi. All you can eat sushi! Join your favourite Peer Leader, Gabby, for an amazing sushi dinner at Itamae Sushi

Thursday, May 14, 2015 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EDT
Renison ELI logo

Enjoy your lunch and practice your English conversational skills with your favourite ELI Peer Leader, Gabby! Invite your friends and meet every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Renison cafeteria. This optional event is the best way to gain confidence speaking in English and learn how to use certain words and phrases that are popular on campus!

Thursday, May 14, 2015 — 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Faculty of Mathematics Logo

Enrich your learning experience by attending a guest lecture at the University of Waterloo! Academic related events are a great opportunity to engage with the wider university community and learn about the innovative research occurring around the world today. It is also a fantastic way to practice your listening and speaking skills in English.

Monday, May 18, 2015 — 9:30 AM EDT
Federation of Students logo

On May 18 (Victoria Day) the ICSN is going to Brampton Park, located in the Heart Lake Conservation Area, for an adventure in the trees! For three hours, you get to go through obstacle courses in the trees doing activities such as zip lining and aerial games. This is a great chance to experience Canadian nature during the best time of year, plus, you're saving over $35 by attending with a group - you do not want to miss this!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EDT
Renison ELI logo

Enjoy your lunch and practice your English conversational skills with your favourite ELI Peer Leader, Gabby! Invite your friends and meet every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Renison cafeteria. This optional event is the best way to gain confidence speaking in English and learn how to use certain words and phrases that are popular on campus!

Thursday, May 21, 2015 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EDT
Renison ELI logo

Enjoy your lunch and practice your English conversational skills with your favourite ELI Peer Leader, Gabby! Invite your friends and meet every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Renison cafeteria. This optional event is the best way to gain confidence speaking in English and learn how to use certain words and phrases that are popular on campus!

Friday, May 22, 2015 (all day) to Saturday, May 23, 2015 (all day) to Sat, 05/23/2015 (All day)
Waterloo Arts logo

Enrich your learning experience by attending an event or activity at the University of Waterloo! Enrichment experiences are great opportunity to engage with the wider university community. It is also a fantastic way to practice your listening and speaking skills in English.

Friday, May 22, 2015 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EDT
Renison ELI logo

Let's enjoy the beautiful weather and have a picnic at Victoria Park in Kitchener! Bring your friends and join your favourite Peer Leader, Gabby, for a light break from classes. We will be meeting outside of the Renison reception office at 12:00pm (noon) and take the bus together as a group.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EDT
Renison ELI logo

Enjoy your lunch and practice your English conversational skills with your favourite ELI Peer Leader, Gabby! Invite your friends and meet every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Renison cafeteria. This optional event is the best way to gain confidence speaking in English and learn how to use certain words and phrases that are popular on campus!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 — 6:30 PM EDT
Federation of Students logo

Come out and enjoy an evening of socializing with uWaterloo's international and Canadian students :).

Whether you're looking to just have some fun, make new friends, or learn about different cultures, all are welcome at the ICSN Babble Café events!

This is a 19+ event, ID required.

Free food is provided, alcoholic beverages can be purchased separately.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 — 11:30 to 11:30 AM EDT
Renison ELI logo

Enjoy your lunch and practice your English conversational skills with your favourite ELI Peer Leader, Gabby! Invite your friends and meet every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Renison cafeteria. This optional event is the best way to gain confidence speaking in English and learn how to use certain words and phrases that are popular on campus!

Thursday, May 28, 2015 — 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Enrich your learning experience by attending an event or activity at the University of Waterloo! Enrichment experiences are great opportunity to engage with the wider university community. It is also a fantastic way to practice your listening and speaking skills in English.

You are invited to attend a FREE screening of the documentary Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead!

Friday, May 29, 2015 — 12:00 to 12:00 PM EDT
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