Events and Workshops

Students in the Renison Atrium

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!

June events calendar

Are you an EFAS student?

Don't miss the special June events calendar we also have for you!

Upcoming Renison Events

Events

Thursday, June 20, 2024 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Karaoke Night

Bring your energy, singing voice, and a list of your favourite songs to enjoy a night of karaoke with your peer leaders! Don’t want to sing? That’s okay! All are welcome to come out and enjoy the good vibes!

What can you expect?

  • Snacks
  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • FUN!

When and where?

Thursday, June 20

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Renison Cafeteria

Friday, June 21, 2024 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

2024 Korean Speech Contest

Renison is hosting a speech contest for Korean Language Learners!

What can you expect?

  • Enjoy speeches shared by Korean Language Learners at Renison
  • Experience a cultural exchange
  • Cheer on your Reni-friends!

When and where?

Friday, June 21

3:00pm – 5:00pm

REN 2106

Saturday, June 22, 2024 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Visit to the KW Multicultural Festival

Join your peer leaders on a trip to enjoy the KW Multicultural Festival! This festival is a full day of cultural sharing, delicious food, and wonderful performances!

What can you expect?

  • Take the ION from campus to Victoria Park
  • Check out booths, try different foods, and watch live performances of different music, dance, and more on the main stage
  • Learn about new cultures and traditions!

When and where?

Saturday, June 22

11:00am – 5:00pm

Meet in the Renison Atrium

Bring your WatCard to take the bus to Downtown Kitchener

Click this link to learn more about the festival.


Virtual Events

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There are currently no upcoming virtual events. Check back later!


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. 

If you have questions/concerns about the recordings, please contact jennifer.burton@uwaterloo.ca or ryan.connell@uwaterloo.ca.

Educational Workshop Recordings

This category includes a database of the recordings from several of our educational and academic workshops facilitated for Renison students.  We invite you to attend our workshops live when they happen by clicking the virtual event links above.

Future teacher workshop

Do you think you would like to become a teacher in the future? Learn more about the future educational steps you can take in this workshop hosted in November 2021.

Remote video URL

Applying to grad school workshop

Do you think further education is the next step for you? Watch a recording of a past workshop of ours that shared more about applying to graduate school in Canada.

Remote video URL

SDS Alumni panel

Are you a Social Development Studies student? Hear from recent alumni of the program and where their career path took them after the SDS program.

Remote video URL

Entrepreneurship 101 Workshop

Past Student Experience Coordinator Alex D'Alton spoke about the topic of entrepreneurship, and how creating your own business begins by working to solve a problem.

Remote video URL

This video is also accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.

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. 

Remote video URL

This video is also accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.

Getting involved at waterloo workshop

Past Renison Peer Leaders facilitate this session to introduce students to opportunities to get involved at the University of Waterloo, with special guest speakers from across campus.

Remote video URL

This video is also accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.

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. 

Remote video URL

This video is accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.

LinkedIn Workshop

Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Student Advisor A.J. Dixon walks students through how to create a LinkedIn profile and why the LinkedIn website can be an important social media networking site for future job searches. 

Remote video URL

This video is also accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.

Sleep Hygiene Workshop

How do you sleep at night? Do you get at least 8 hours of sleep? Student Advisor A.J. Dixon talks about strategies to get a better sleep at night. Afterall, your sleep is related to how productive you can be in your studies!

Remote video URL

This video is accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.

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.

Remote video URL

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. 

Remote video URL

This video is accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.

Using Microsoft Excel to create graphs & charts workshop

Student Advisor A.J. Dixon helps students navigate Microsoft Excel to create the basics of graphs and charts using the software. 

Remote video URL

This video is accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.

Using Microsoft Powerpoint for great presentations workshop

Student Advisor A.J. Dixon can show you how to navigate the software Microsoft PowerPoint to present an excellent student presentation.

Remote video URL

This video is accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage

Using Microsoft Word for APA formatting workshop

Formatting an academic paper in APA format can be difficult. Student Advisor A.J. shows students how to use the features of Microsoft Word to make it easier to format your academic paper in APA format. 

Remote video URL

This video is accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.

Waterwho? 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. 

Remote video URL

This video is also accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.


Remote video URL

This video is also accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.

Writing a resume workshop

iBASE instructor Bethany Dixon and past Student Advisor Allison Marlowe hosted a special workshop for iBASE Math students on the topic of writing a resume to find a job in Canada. 

Remote video URL

This video is also accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.

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.

Remote video URL

This video is also accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.

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.

Remote video URL
Remote video URL

This video is also accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage

Classes and Time Management

In this episode of our Meet and Greet series, we have senior UWaterloo students share their experiences juggling classes and time management.

Remote video URL
Remote video URL

This video is also accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage

Studying in a coop program

In this episode of our Meet and Greet Series, our senior student volunteers talked about their experience studying in a co-op program, and shared some helpful tips for approaching your first co-op job.

Remote video URL
Remote video URL

This video is also accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage

Two-Minute Tutorials

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

The Writing and Communication Centre is a service available to degree students at the University of Waterloo. Learn how to register online for an appointment to get help with your writing skills. 

Remote video URL
Remote video URL

This video is also accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.

Understanding grade shock

Some students experience a phenomenon called grade shock when they come to university. Student Advisor A.J. shares some tips and tricks to prepare yourself for the grades you may receive in university. 

Remote video URL
Remote video URL

This video is also accessible on Renison's Weibo webpage.

Five-Minute Tutorials

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.

Email Etiquette

How to use the assignment planner tool