Be an active member of your Renison community!
Renison prides itself in offering a vibrant student experience through social events, bus trips, educational workshops, mental health wellness activities, and educational booth outreach opportunities.
Your Renison student events calendar is your ticket to getting involved! All University of Waterloo and Renison students are welcome to take part. We can't wait to have you join us!
Are you an English Language Institute student?
Don't miss your awesome events calendar made especially for you: our November BASE and EFAS Events Calendar.
Upcoming Renison Events
Join RASC for an afternoon DIY of making your very own care package to help relieve your end-of-term stress!
What is it?
Take part in this DIY event hosted by RASC to create your own personalized self-care package! Join RASC to relieve your stress by picking the items you want in your own care package to reduce your end-of-term stress!
Enjoy a tasty holiday themed meal with friends and peers!
What is it?
Enjoy a holiday-themed dinner prepared by Renison Food Services with your friends, fellow residents, Dons, and Peer Leaders. You will have a delicious special meal served directly to the tables reserved for the holiday dinner.
Please note this event is only for Renison residents.
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Move Virtual Events will be coming in the Winter term! Check back in January for upcoming Virtual Events and Workshops!
Virtual Event Recordings
We may occasionally record our events and workshops via Microsoft Teams or Zoom. These recordings will be used for future educational or promotional purposes. These recordings will typically feature the shared screens and conversations.
Future teacher workshop
Applying to grad school workshop
SDS Alumni panel
Entrepreneurship 101 Workshop
Finding a Part-time Job workshop
Past Student Experience Coordinator Ceci Tacuri Siguenza delivered a special part-time jobs workshop to learn more about how to find a part-time job at the University of Waterloo, and to also learn about on-campus resources to improve your resume, coverletter, and interview skills.
Getting involved at waterloo workshop
Impostor Syndrome & Grade Shock Workshop
Past Student Advisor Allison Marlowe and Past Peer Leader Laura Juodvirsis talk about two important subjects for first-year university students: impostor syndrome and grade shock. You may have felt one of these ways and never knew it's a common phenomenon in first year.
Sleep Hygiene Workshop
Time Management for Canadian university life workshop
On July 21, 2021, Past Student Advisor Allison Marlowe and Past Peer Leader Laura Juodvirsis hosted a workshop on building effective time management strategies to prepare for university life.
This video is accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.
In Winter 2021, Student Advisor A.J. Dixon shows students the basics of effective time management skills for university studies.
Using Microsoft Excel to create graphs & charts workshop
Using Microsoft Powerpoint for great presentations workshop
Using Microsoft Word for APA formatting workshop
WaterWHO? is a special workshop hosted by Renison Peer Leaders. Our Peer Leaders will introduce you to some of the campus services and resources available on the University of Waterloo campus.
On July 16, your Peer Leaders hosted WaterWHO?, an introduction to the many student services at the University of Waterloo.
Writing a resume workshop
Building a growth mindset workshop
In collaboration with the University of Waterloo's Thrive Month, past Student Advisor Allison Marlowe hosted a workshop highlighting the benefits of a growth mindset. Learn what a growth mindset is and the benefits that changing a fixed mindset can bring to your educational and professional life.
Meet and Greet Series
Meet and Greet Series is a recollection of clips from Renison's Virtual Student Meet and Greet events in which upper-year students at the University of Waterloo share their experience and advice to first-year students. In each episode, senior students share tips for success in different areas of university student life.
What do you like about Waterloo?
In September 2021, the Renison English Language Institute hosted senior student meet-and-greets as an opportunity for our students to hear helpful advice from upper-year students in their Faculty. Hear what some of the students had to say about what they like at the University of Waterloo.
Classes and Time Management
Studying in a coop program
Two-minute Tutorials are short, two-minute videos provided by your Student Experience team on a wide range of academic subjects.
How to book a meeting with the writing & communication centre
Understanding grade shock
Don't have a lot of time? These speedy workshops are short to give you just enough information just in time on a variety of topics.
Past Peer Leader Aleksandra Mastelica talks about how to access your University of Waterloo email account (for degree students - iBASE, BASE, iEFAS 2+2 only). Then, she talks about how to compose a professional email communication to your instructors.