COVID-19 Updates

Read the latest updates from Renison University College HERE

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.

Leadership Opportunities

We are now hiring for Spring, Summer & Fall 2020 Student Leadership Positions! Learn more.

Student volunteersThere are many ways for students to get involved in the Renison community to develop their language and leadership skills. We are pleased to provide opportunities for both students studying in our language programs, as well as University of Waterloo students interested in developing their intercultural skills. 

Volunteer Opportunities for ELI Students

Do you study in our English language programs? These opportunities are for you!  Build Canadian volunteer experience for your resume and improve your language skills at the same time.  

Volunteer Opportunities for Waterloo Students

Our volunteer opportunities are a great way to build your peer mentorship skills while helping our students develop their language skills and meet other students studying at the University of Waterloo. You can choose to attend our events, help with our student volunteer committees,  attend classes alongside our students, or meet one-on-one with our students to help them practice their skills. We have many different opportunities available throughout the year. 

Paid Leadership Opportunities for Waterloo Students

Our paid leadership opportunities are perfect for students international or cross-cultural experience, and/or additional language competencies. This position is ideal for students with a strong knowledge of campus services and resources, student leadership experience, and a good understanding of the international student experience.

Our Peer Leaders must exhibit strong mentorship skills and facilitation experience. They must have a desire and passion for helping international students and English Language Learners, and must have working knowledge of the needs of these students. They must be positive role models both personally and academically, and exhibit awareness and knowledge of strategies for academic and personal success. They must be in good academic standing.