COVID-19 Updates

Read the latest updates from Renison University College HERE

As of Friday, March 20, 2020, the Renison English Language Institute Office (REN 1930) will be CLOSED and not available for visitors, in accordance with COVID-19 measures. Moving forward, we will be providing support virtually. 

We are also pleased to offer our Spring 2020 session of English For Academic Success in a virtual online format.

Read more about how to connect with ELI

Events

January 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Birthday group photo with Reni Moose
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
The inside of Fairview Park Mall and Forever 21 is one of the store they have in the mall

After a busy first day of classes, it's time to go shopping!

EFAS students! Join us to experience the largest shopping mall in the City of Kitchener - Fairview Park Mall!

Thursday, January 9, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Anna asking Elsa if she wants to build a snowman with her

Participate in a popular Canadian winter pastime... build your own snowman!

Don't worry if you don't know how -- we will show you!

Meet in the Renison Atrium on Thursday, January 9 at 3:00pm to go outside. Dress warmly!

Thursday, January 9, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
SLP new to a team

Commitment to a shared vision or goal: open and honest communication: mutual respect and trust; most would agree that these are all qualities and characteristics of an effective team – but what if team members are new – what leadership style is needed?

Friday, January 10, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
BASE students plaing basketball at PAC

Join your peer leaders and friends for friendly basketball games at one of our primary athletic facilities on campus, the Physical Activity Campus (PAC).

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
The inside of Velocity by the University of Waterloo

GEAR students, take part in an academic trip for the City of Kitchener Art tour and an Innovation tour.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
Planning on a clipboard with a red pen

2020 is a new year -- it's time for a new start!

Join us for this study support workshop with your Student Advisor, A.J. Dixon. A.J. will help you with:
• Staying on top of your assignments this term
• Finding time in your schedule to study (and attend events!)

Friday, January 17, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM EST
a student skating on the skating ring and did a thumb up, while others skate in the background

Enjoy an evening of ice skating and shopping at the Cambridge Centre on Friday, January 17.

We welcome all Renison students to join us for this exciting event.

For $10, you will receive:

Saturday, January 18, 2020 — 8:15 AM to 8:00 PM EST
A dusk view of the CN tower

Join Renison as we visit Toronto on Saturday, January 18!

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

For For $26.55 ($30 with taxes included), you will receive: 

Monday, January 20, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
A group of students studying together with notes and stationaries all over the table

Come study together with your peers and friends at the Dunker Family Lounge. The Lounge is spacious and quiet, making it a perfect place to absorb your course materials.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST
A poster for the entrepreneurship workshop that is on January 21, 2020

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
A group of EFAS council students playing musical chairs

Join the EFAS Student Council to improve your English and gain fun leadership experience! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
a group of people with conversation bubble in front of them

What should you do after a long day of class?

Come to conversation games where we play games to improve our oral communication skills and get to know one another better. You definitely don't want to miss out because there will be snacks and prizes. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST
The logo for Microsoft Word

Join us in this workshop facilitated by A.J. Dixon to learn about Microsoft's Word. Microsoft's Word has a wide range of applications from academic to business settings.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Many rainbow coloured fruit kabobs on a surface

EFAS and HFUT Students! Join us for lunch in the Renison Cafeteria. This is a great chance for you to practice your conversational English with your Peer Leaders and classmates!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
Newspaper, glasses, coffee and someone is writing news on paper

Do you want to strengthen your writing skills and see your own writing being published? This is a perfect opportunity to improve your English, attend events and write about topics that interest you!Come join ELI Newswriting as a volunteer and be part of this awesome team. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020 — 12:00 to 13:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Many rainbow coloured fruit kabobs on a surface

GEAR Students! Join us for lunch in the St. Jerome's Cafeteria. This is a great chance for you to practice your conversational English with your Peer Leaders and classmates!

Thursday, January 23, 2020 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
Some of Canada's iconic symbols such as maple leaf, moose, hockey and etc...

How good is your Canadian knowledge? Let's put it to the test!

Join us for True Canadian Trivia & Snacks on Thursday, January 23. Our Peer Leaders will be hosting trivia games where you can test your Canadian knowledge and win fun prizes!

Thursday, January 23, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST
a group of students sitting or standing around the coffee table, socializing to each other

If you plan to live off campus next fall then you should join us for this helpful talk featuring a Waterloo Housing Service advisor.

Friday, January 24, 2020 — 11:00 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
Happy New Year with a mouse smiling with flowers and clouds near it

2020 is the Year of the Rat!

Friday, January 24, 2020 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
friends holding a cup of coffee, having a conversation

Mature students of EFAS, come and join you Peer Leaders, 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, UWaterloo etc.

Friday, January 24, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
a selfie of BASE dinner with the leaders

Join your BASE Living-Learning Peer Leaders for a family dinner event this Friday in the Renison Cafeteria! Eat dinner with your fellow BASE friends and Peer Leaders. Look for the reserved seating in the cafeteria. If you live at Renison, you will go through the cafeteria line as usual for your meal.

Saturday, January 25, 2020 — 8:15 AM to 8:00 PM EST
A sunny day at Niagara Falls, there is a red tourist boats approach the Falls

Join us on a bus trip to Niagara Falls, one of Canada's most beautiful and well-known spots, a world wonder which attracts hundreds of tourist.

Monday, January 27, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST
A group of students studying together with notes and stationaries all over the table

Come study together with your peers and friends at the Dunker Family Lounge. The Lounge is spacious and quiet, making it a perfect place to absorb your course materials.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
A group of EFAS council students playing musical chairs

Join the EFAS Student Council to improve your English and gain fun leadership experience! 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EST
a group of people with conversation bubble in front of them

What should you do after a long day of class?

Come to conversation games where we play games to improve our oral communication skills and get to know one another better. You definitely don't want to miss out because there will be snacks and prizes. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM EST
A table full of Chinese New Year food and decoration

Come join your friends and classmates for a college dinner on Tuesday 28,2020. The theme for this dinner will be Chinese/Korean New Year so you can continue to celebration the New Year and enjoy the spirit of the festival.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 — 11:00 to 13:00 AM to 1:00 PM EST
Bell Let's Talk logo

Bell Let's Talk Day is a Canadian campaign that is working toward ending the stigma on Mental Health. Join us in the Renison Atrium to learn more about Mental Health and how it affects everyone!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
Newspaper, glasses, coffee and someone is writing news on paper

Do you want to strengthen your writing skills and see your own writing being published? This is a perfect opportunity to improve your English, attend events and write about topics that interest you!Come join ELI Newswriting as a volunteer and be part of this awesome team. 

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