Changes to parking

ParkingPay-for-parking facilities at Renison University College are limited. The availability of space cannot be guaranteed. Travelling to and from the College on foot, by public transportation and in carpools is encouraged.

Parking is now pay-as-you-exit only. Payment is available at the exit gate or at Reception in the form of debit or credit cards. Cash payment is not accepted.

Accessible parking is available by arrangement in the Upper Lot for a fee; in addition, two accessible spots are designated at the north entrance on a first-come-first-serve basis. Two fifteen minute drop off spots are also available at the north entrance.

Further information on parking at Renison University College

Confucius Institute celebrates 10th anniversary

Dignitaries cut ribbon for new Confucius Institute classroomThe Confucius Institute in Waterloo, based at Renison University College, celebrated its tenth anniversary on July 12, 2017. A celebration was held at the College to commemorate this special occasion and to recognize the good work the Confucius Institute has done in furthering the understanding and appreciation of both the language and culture of China at the University of Waterloo and in the KW community.
Attended by over 100 people, the event’s speakers included He Wei, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China (Toronto), Dr. Professor Li Yang, Vice President of the Shanghai International Studies University, Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic, and Waterloo City Councillor Jeff Hendry.

Read the full story, with videos and comment from President Wendy Fletcher.
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Virtual Reality project continues to receive significant media attention

Kristina Llewellyn at the Games Institute trying out Virtual RealityThe research of Renison professor Kristina Llewellyn has continued to garner significant media attention over the past week. Her work with the Games Institute at the University of Waterloo to use Virtual Reality technology to communicate the stories and oral histories of the survivors from the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children within a classroom or educational setting. This is all part of the ongoing Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation (DOHR) project. Prof. Llewellyn’s work was featured on the front page of the Waterloo Region Record and was interviewed on the Jennifer Campbell Show (570 News – July 10, 2017 – Starts at 6:37), on CBC Radio K-W’s The Morning Edition, and on CBC Radio Nova Scotia's Mainstreet. (Photo credit: Mathew McCarthy, Waterloo Record staff)

Building the bridge from Waterloo to the world

This story originally appeared in the UWaterloo Life Blog. The iBASE program is a university pathways English program offered by the Renison English Language Institute.

iBASE students arrive at RenisonLearning comes in many different shapes and forms. Some students learn best through reading, some learn best through group study sessions, and some may learn best through hands-on experience. With exams coming up, it’s important to note that everyone has different learning styles and the University of Waterloo offers a plethora of resources for students to learn, grow, and thrive within their environment.

Hayston Lam, a fourth-year International Development student and iBASE Peer Leader, is here to help international students reach their full potential. iBASE is an acronym for “Intensive Bridge to Academic Success in English.” It is a program built to help international students meet the English proficiency skills needed to continue their full-time studies in September.

Read the full story.

Registration open to all for non-credit language, culture, and faith-centred courses.

Teacher in front of the classRegistration for non-credit language and culture courses and Renison Institute of Ministry courses is now open for the Fall 2017 term! Open to all members of the community, Renison’s non-credit courses, offered by the Community and Professional Education (CAPE) department, present you with the opportunity to obtain a high quality, non-degree education in a university setting. Come and learn with instructors who are experts in their fields, gain a global perspective, and come to know the world and those in it in a different way.

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Registration open until September 8, 2017. For more information about courses and events, visit Renison’s CAPE website or email  

Knowledge Management research database available for limited time

Renison’s Lusi Wong Library is promoting the availability of a Knowledge Management research database, offered by the Wiley Online Library. This online library has curated a collection of top research focused on Frameworks and Organization, Development and Assessment, and Open Innovation.

Available for free until August 31, the Lusi Wong Library is hoping to determine the value to and desire from faculty and students for ongoing access to this database. If there is significant demand, the database may be made available on an ongoing basis.
Review the Knowledge Management research database.

Interactions with "interspirituality"

Darrol Bryant at the Taj MahalDistinguished Professor Emeritus M. Darrol Bryant, Director of Renison’s Centre for Dialogue and Spirituality in the World’s Religions, has contributed to a recently published work entitled Mature Interspirituality: Wayne Teasdale’s Nine Elements and Beyond. The reflection discusses his views and thoughts on an interspirituality retreat in Somerset, Kentucky in 2016.

At first unclear about how interspirituality differentiated from interfaith dialogue, Prof. Bryant soon gained insights and understanding.

“At the retreat, no one presented themselves as a Christian, or a Hindu, or a Yoga Teacher, or a Priest, etcetera, as would be typical in an interfaith event. They were all people that had a spiritual practice or maybe more than one,” explained Bryant.

Read the full story, with comment from Distinguished Professor Emeritus M. Darrol Bryant.

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