Join our BASE volunteers for Random Act of Kindness Day

Thursday, October 19, 2017

RAK DayStudent volunteers from the Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE) program will be spearheading initiatives across campus at UWaterloo to make kindness a priority on Friday, November 3.

National Random Act of Kindness Day® marks the first Friday in November each year. Launched in Kitchener-Waterloo by The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation, this year marks the third year where Renison engages English Language Learners in activities to build leadership experience while putting their language skills into action.

Close to 25 student volunteers from BASE will be facilitating activities in the Student Life Centre Great Hall throughout the day between 10:30am to 1:30pm. Upper-year UWaterloo students are also volunteering as peer helpers to positively role model leadership skills and support in the execution of event activities. 

All activities have been brainstormed and developed by the student leaders with the goal to encourage others to perform kind acts and to promote the importance of kindness in our community. 

To learn more about Random Act of Kindness Day®, a national initiative, visit

What is BASE?

BASE is one of UWaterloo’s English language foundation programs offered through Renison’s English Language Institute. Students complete one or two terms of the program to meet the requirements of their conditional acceptance into their respective Faculty at UWaterloo. Learn more at

About the Renison English Language Institute

The Renison English Language Institute (Renison ELI) has offered high quality English as a second language (ESL) programs and courses since 1970. We welcome more than 1,000 students each year to Renison University College.

We are also proud to be the official ESL provider of the University of Waterloo, ranked Canada’s most innovative university for 22 years in a row. We invite you to explore our programs and courses, and look forward to welcoming you to the Renison community.