March 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019 — 11:40 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Friday, March 1, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

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, March 1. Celebrate your hard work and achievements with cake, speeches, and certificates!

The event will take place in the Renison Atrium. We look forward to seeing you there, GEAR students!

Monday, March 4, 2019 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

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!

All members of the Renison student community are welcome!

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 — 10:00 to 14:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST

Do you love celebrating and learning about culture? 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 — 11:40 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM EST

Renison University College continues its year-long celebration of its 60th anniversary in 2019 with a Mardi Gras celebration for the Renison community!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Join your Peer Leaders and GEAR classmates for a campus tour and photo scavenger hunt!

This is a great opportunity to get a guided tour around the UWaterloo campus and learn fun facts about some of the buildings! Along the way you also get to play a photo scavenger hunt game and compete in teams for a prize.

To attend: For GEAR students only. Please register on the GEAR bulletin board to take part. Please meet in the Renison Atrium by 3:15pm on the day to divide into the teams with your Peer Leaders and begin the tour and game. 

Thursday, March 7, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EST

Celebrate UWaterloo's vast diversity at the annual Cultural Caravan celebration, hosted by the Federation of Students.

Cultural Caravan features dance, talent, and singing performances by various clubs and cultural groups on campus. Join us for the event on ​Thursday, March 7 from 7pm to 10pm in the Student Life Centre.
 

Friday, March 8, 2019 — 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM EST

Join in on this great opportunity to visit the Science and Engineering faculty buildings to get a tour of the classrooms, labs and student spaces. This tour will give you an excellent look at what both of these faculties are like, academically and socially. The tour will be led by your Student Experience Coordinator, Alex D'Alton. You are more than welcome to ask any question you have about what it's like to be a student in these faculties! 

Friday, March 8, 2019 — 11:40 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Saturday, March 9, 2019 — 8:15 AM to 8:00 PM EST

Join Renison as we visit Toronto on Saturday, March 9!

Visit the largest city in Canada and explore on your own or with Renison's Peer Leaders!

For $22.12 ($25 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

Absolutely no refunds unless Renison cancels the trip.

Monday, March 11, 2019 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

GEAR students! Join us for A True Canadian Lunch - a celebration of all things Canadian!

Join us for a yummy lunch provided by Renison Food Services at no cost in the Dunker Family Lounge. We'll be playing some clips of classic Canadian music, there's some trivia activities, and, of course, the food!

What's the food? One of the special treats may involve cheese and gravy!

Limited spaces are available! Register on the GEAR bulletin board to reserve a space for the event.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — 11:40 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — 1:15 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

GEAR Students! Join this class trip to tour the Toyota Plant! 

Established in 1986, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) is one of the top 5 Toyota manufacturing plants in the world, building over 500,000 vehicles annually. This tour features a motorized tram tour through the Cambridge North and South plants, where the Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350, and RX 450 hybrid are manufactured. The tour will showcase plant facilities, the assembly process, use of automation technology, and TMMC’s commitment to employee health and safety.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 — 8:45 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

GEAR Students! Join this class trip to tour the Toyota Plant! 

Established in 1986, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) is one of the top 5 Toyota manufacturing plants in the world, building over 500,000 vehicles annually. This tour features a motorized tram tour through the Cambridge North and South plants, where the Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350, and RX 450 hybrid are manufactured. The tour will showcase plant facilities, the assembly process, use of automation technology, and TMMC’s commitment to employee health and safety.

Friday, March 15, 2019 — 11:40 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Friday, March 15, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT

Come join us for a fun afternoon of bowling at Frederick Brunswick Lanes in Kitchener!

Enjoy a night of bowling with your Peer Leaders and EFAS, GEAR and BASE classmates! 

For $17.70 ($20 with taxes included), you will receive:
• Bus transportation to Frederick Brunswick Lanes and back to Renison
• Two hours of bowling (reserved lanes)
• Shoe rentals

You can pay online at the Renison Shopify link below or at the Renison Reception Office.

Saturday, March 16, 2019 — 11:00 to 17:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Brand name shopping at affordable prices! 

Toronto Premium Outlets is an outdoor mall located in Halton Hill, ON. There are more than 80 stores that are from 25% to 65% off daily! There is definitely something for everyone.

Monday, March 18, 2019 — 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Join your ELI Peer Leaders and classmates for a fun night of board games at Crossroads Board Games Café! 

Choose from hundreds of board games available for a fun night of entertainment with your peers. Tell all of your friends to come along!

There is a $10 admission charge to the venue, which includes transportation and reserved tables.

To attend: Register and pay on the Renison Shopify website linked below, or at the Renison Reception Office (Room 1402).

 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 — 11:40 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

GEAR students, take part in an academic trip for either the City of Kitchener Art tour or an Innovation tour. You get to choose which tour you want to take!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

Come on this extraordinary trip to THEMUSEUM, an innovative museum for ideas and experiences, to take part in two spectacular exhibitions!

On THEMUSEUM's website, this is how they describe their two interactive exhibitions:

"Brain: The World Inside Your Head is a 3,000 square-foot exhibition which uses innovative special effects, video games, optical illusions and interactive displays, to show how the brain functions – and sometimes – malfunctions."

Thursday, March 21, 2019 — 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Mature students of EFAS, come and join you Peer Leaders Andrea and Qudsia for a conversation over coffee! This is a great opportunity for you to practice your English and discuss anything about assignments, life in Canada, UWaterloo etc. You will have a great chance to connect with more mature students and have the opportunity to practice your English outside the classroom! Coffee and treats will be provided.

To attend: Sign up on the EFAS bulletin board near Room 1928.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

EFAS and BASE students! Do you need help with establishing good test-taking and studying strategies? 

Well come join this workshop where you will get help with establishing a good test taking routine, learn how to reduce your anxiety related to tests, learn about creating final reviews and tips on how to cram effectively!

There will also be delicious spring rolls provided for free!

To attend: Sign up on the EFAS or BASE bulletin boards, near Room 1928. Workshop takes place in Renison Room 1920. 

Friday, March 22, 2019 — 11:40 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Friday, March 22, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

How does someone create their own start-up business? It all starts with thinking of a problem to solve!

Join this workshop where you will learn how to identify a real-world problem and the steps to develop your own start-up company. You will also get the chance to "pitch" your idea for a start-up to the workshop group.

To attend: Register on the GEAR Bulletin Board to attend, located near Room 1928. The workshop will take place in the Dunker Family Lounge.

Friday, March 22, 2019 — 5:15 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Join your Peer Leaders and ELI classmates for a fun evening where you will play badminton at the Columbia Ice Fields!

To attend: Register on the BASE or EFAS Bulletin Boards near Room 1928. Meet your Peer Leader in the Renison Atrium by 5:15pm to walk over to CIF together, where the game will take place in an indoor court.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 — 8:15 AM to 9:00 PM EDT

Join Renison as we visit Niagara Falls on Saturday, March 23!

Visit the one of Canada's greatest natural attractions explore Clifton Hill on your own or with Renison's Peer Leaders!

For $22.12 ($25 with taxes included), you will receive:

• Bus transportation from Renison to Niagara Falls in the morning
• Bus transportation from Niagara Falls to Renison at the end of the day

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 — 11:40 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

BASE Students! Come out and enjoy an end-of-term wind down and party with your BASE Peer Leaders! 

There will be music, food and games!

Please feel free to stop by at any time during the party!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 — 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

BASE Students! Come out and enjoy an end-of-term wind down and party with your BASE Peer Leaders! 

There will be music, food and games!

Please feel free to stop by at any time during the party!

Friday, March 29, 2019 — 11:40 to 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Friday, March 29, 2019 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

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, March 29. Celebrate your hard work and achievements with cake, speeches, and certificates!

The event will take place in the Renison Atrium. We look forward to seeing you there, GEAR students!

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