COVID-19 Updates

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The Renison English Language Institute Office (REN 1930) is CLOSED and not available for visitors, in accordance with COVID-19 measures. Moving forward, we will be providing support virtually. Read more about how to connect with ELI

We are pleased to offer a number of our Fall 2020 course and program offerings in a virtual online format.

News

Friday, July 17, 2020

IELTS Blended Preparation Course not available this fall

Due to challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the English Language Institute has made the careful decision to cancel the IELTS preparation course in the Fall 2020 term. We are planning to resume the IELTS preparation course in the Winter 2021 term. We regret any inconvenience.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Our ELI community brings you Some Good News

ELI Some Good News screen capture

Despite a global pandemic, our student leaders have continued to find ways to stay active and build their English language skills through a dynamic new weekly video blog (vlog) show. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Renison ELI moves to an online format for fall courses

Zoom Screenshot

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the Renison community and our ability to provide our programs in the traditional face-to-face format. Throughout this experience, the safety and wellbeing of our students, instructors, and staff will always remain our most important priority.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Statement in solidarity with racialized communities

Renison University College rejects racism and hatred in all its forms and stands in firm solidarity with racialized communities. We declare our commitment to anti-racism in response to the recent murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the police-involved death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet in Toronto, as well as the other numerous incidents of racial violence that have lead to the deaths of Black, Indigenous, and people of colour (BIPOC) (Ahmaud Arbrey, Breonna Taylor, Jason Collins, Eishia Husdon, D’Andre Campbell, Machuar Maduto, among others).

Friday, May 15, 2020

COVID-19 Office Closure

COVID-19 UPDATE

As of Friday, March 20, the Renison English Language Institute Office (REN 1930) has been closed and not available for visitors. Moving forward, we will be providing support virtually. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Summer Intensive EFAS Moves Online

EFAS students and peer leader

Due to COVID-19, the world is experiencing a number of unique challenges right now and we recognize that there is a lot of uncertainty. The safety and wellbeing of our students, instructors, and staff will always remain our most important priority.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Never think less of yourself: advice from a BASE graduate

Jane, Roger, and Christine

By Roger Qi, BASE 2015-2016 Graduate and Honours Physics alumnus

Congratulations and welcome to all students receiving offer to BASE program. I am glad that you have chosen BASE to start your adventure in university life.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Tim's Experience in iBASE

Tim volunteering at International Orientation

By Tim Nie, iBASE 2019 Graduate

Congratulations to everyone who got an offer of admission to Renison's iBASE program prior to your degree studies in Waterloo! Welcome to Canada, future Warriors!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

English For Academic Success offered online for Spring 2020

EFAS students

Renison remains committed to providing quality English language instruction this spring through a vibrant virtual learning experience.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Finding beauty in the ordinary: photojournalism

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Our ELI Newswriting team is a volunteer committee of students studying in our Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE) and English For Academic Success (EFAS) programs. Students meet weekly to practice their writing skills and experience different forms of writing in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Meet this term's Newswriting team members, hosted by Peer Leader Tomi Kosoko.

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