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 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 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.  We are pleased to offer our September GEAR session online.

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March 2016

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST

Come out and mingle with people from all over the world. Free food and beverages will be provided.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Velocity Start program logo

Larry Smith, adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo and famous TEDx speaker, will be talking about the top 10 commercial problems facing the world today at an event hosted by UWaterloo's

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 7:30 PM EST
James Macmillan

Scotland's most celebrated composer, Sir James MacMillanwill be the 2016 Rod and Lorna Sawatsky Visiting Scholar. His musical language is flooded with influences f

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Avoid the temptation to smoke cigarettes with Leave The Pack Behind. Come out to our FREE event to try this fitness program and learn more about using physical activity to deal with stress.

Register here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 — 8:00 PM EST
Gustav Bakos Observatory

Public tours

Free tours for the public have been conducted at the Gustav Bakos Observatory for over ten years. These tours include monthly public tours; scheduled tours for groups such as girl guides, boy scouts, and elementary and high school classes; and tours for viewing special events such as eclipses and comets.

Thursday, March 3, 2016 — 11:00 to 14:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

Got a question about what to eat pre- or post-workout? Wondering what to eat while studying for exams? Got a question about a new diet? Join Leave The Pack Behind and Sandy Ace, the registered dietician at UW, in the SLC to get all of your food-related questions answered.

Friday, March 4, 2016 — 8:00 PM EST
Showcase poster

Saturday, March 5, 2016 — 4:30 PM EST
So You Think You Got Style Poster

Monday, March 7, 2016 — 12:00 AM to Friday, March 11, 2016 — 7:00 PM EST to Fri, 03/11/2016 - 19:00

Its Waterloo's Termly Humans vs. Zombies Event! Come meet new people, fire some Nerf Blasters, and eat some brains! Signups will be happening from February 29th to March 4th, with locations TBA. Keep an eye out for locations on their Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 11:00 to 14:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
international fair poster

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 — 11:00 to 14:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST
International Fair Poster

Do you love celebrating and learning about culture? Drop by the International Fair to learn about games, activities, traditions, and celebrations from different cultures!

Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Night Market Poster

Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM EST
Coffee House Logo

Music Society is hosting our first Coffee House! This event is open to ALL University of Waterloo students! 

Come out and have a little fun performing a little something for just a little group of us!

Saturday, March 12, 2016 — 8:30 PM EST
Niagara Falls trip poster

Sunday, March 13, 2016 — 1:45 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
UW Dance Company's Showcase Poster

Join us on Sunday March 13th for our year end showcase! The UW Competitive Dance Team is a student run team that competes against other Ontario Universities in jazz, lyrical, acro, tap, hiphop, ballet and pointe!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Management Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Nanotechnology Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Software Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 — 12:30 to 13:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

A group of music students from both uWaterloo and Wilfrid Laurier have been hard at work over the term so far, composing creative pieces to enter in our composition competition! These students have been challenged to use motives from existing musical works in a new and unique way, and the composers of the top two works (as decided by our adjudicating professors) will receive prizes! Come support your classmates and hear their work!

Featuring:
Lacey Beer
Kasia Czarski-Jachimowicz
Devin Hilliker

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 10:00 AM to Friday, March 18, 2016 — 1:30 AM EDT to Fri, 03/18/2016 - 01:30
Why Green Poster

Thursday, March 17, 2016 — 11:00 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Renison English Language Institute logo

Thursday, March 16th is St. Patrick's Day, and Renison ELI would like to help you celebrate with some ice cream!

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Mechatronics Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Friday, March 18, 2016 — 7:30 PM to Saturday, March 19, 2016 — 10:00 PM EDT to Sat, 03/19/2016 - 22:00

University of Waterloo's a cappella groups (most of whom went to the ICCA competition this year - yes, the very same one from Pitch Perfect!) will be putting their big end-of-term concert on Friday, March 18th and Saturday, March 19th at 7:30pm! Join us for a fun, breathtaking, and spectacular night of a cappella for all ages!

Come watch the fabulous:
ACE
The AcaBellas
The Musical InterDudes
The Unaccompanied Minors
& The Water Boys

Saturday, March 19, 2016 — 4:00 PM to Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — 10:00 PM EDT to Tue, 03/22/2016 - 22:00
Tax Clinic Poster

Monday, March 21, 2016 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Chemical Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Monday, March 21, 2016 — 12:00 to 17:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Mechanical Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — 12:00 to 16:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Photos of people holding chalkboards in the SLC

Stand Up to Stigma is proud to present YOUR artistic works inspired by the impact and importance of mental health. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Civil, Environmental & Geological Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Systems Design Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 3:45 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Renison English Language Institute logo

Stressed-out with your coursework? Need to do something fun to release some stress? EFAS and GEAR students are invited to join peer leaders Omar and Linda for a fun evening of laser tag at Laser Quest in Kitchener on Wednesday, March 23rd!

Thursday, March 24, 2016 — 10:00 to 17:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Come and explore Electrical & Computer Engineering's Capstone Design Symposium!

Thursday, March 24, 2016 — 11:00 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Renison English Language Institute logo
 

 Have you ever decorated an Easter Egg? This is a common tradition for many Canadians around the Easter holiday, with many children decorating Easter Eggs in school or participating in Easter Egg Hunts.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Rupi Kaur Poster

Join Velocity Start for a poetry reading by Rupi Kaur and hear her talk about her experiences, struggles and lessons learned as a self-publishing and self-promoting author.

Saturday, March 26, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT
A Cultural Night: BACK TO YOUR ROOTS

Sunday, March 27, 2016 — 12:30 to 17:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Trilogy Revolution Poster

Monday, March 28, 2016 — 12:00 to 14:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
#Tagged Poster

Monday, March 28, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Paws To Destress

Therapeutic Paws are coming to the Multi-Purpose Room in the Student Life Centre. Come and hangout with furry friends and let them wag away all of your stress.

Monday, March 28, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
Comedy Night Poster

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Free massage poster

FREE MASSAGES! Enough said...

Medix College is coming to help you relieve some stress with a quick 15 min massage for some lucky students. Look out on the event page for more details about signing up for a time slot later this week!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — 5:00 PM EDT
Bomber wednesday Poster

What a term! Time to celebrate the end. Come out for the Last Bomber Wednesday of the Winter term. 

Thursday, March 31, 2016 — 11:00 to 11:00 AM EDT
Velocity Final fund Pitch Poster

Startups can apply to compete for one of four $25,000 prizes. The top applicants are invited to interview with a panel of Velocity leaders and alumni and the top 10 are invited to present their pitches at the Velocity Fund Finals.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 — 11:30 to 12:30 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Renison English Language Institute logo

In English, we often talk about "juggling responsibilities" in life, or doing multiple important things at once. You can put this metaphor to the test to see if the real thing is just as difficult! 

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