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Renison University College

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Come experience the University of Waterloo with Renison University College in a supportive academic community where everyone can follow their passion. You will also have the opportunity to experience the uniqueness of each individual that walks through our halls as being part of a close-knit residence community consisting of 220 people.

Discover why studying at Renison is such a rewarding experience. You can check out the credit programs on offer for undergraduate, postgraduate, and graduate programs. You can also look into our Community and Professional Education programming.

This site contains information on course prerequisites, residence, and a variety of supports Renison offers to students such as course selection and accommodation. We aim to make studying at Renison a great learning experience as well as one in which you’ll make new friends and enjoy a great lifestyle in a great city, Waterloo.

If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  1. Mar. 19, 2018Where can APPLS take you?textbooks

    Applied Language Studies (APPLS) welcomed back APPLS alumni to share how APPLS courses impacted their careers and academic paths. Coordinator of the APPLS minor, Julia Williams, organizes this semi- annual event. “This is a fun event for current APPLS students and for the returning alumni too. Current students are really interested in talking with the alumni and finding out how the APPLS courses influenced their study and work decisions post-graduation.” This year, five alumni returned to talk with APPLS students.

  2. Jan. 4, 2018Renison board member appointed to the Order of CanadaPhoto of Keith Hipel

    Professor Keith Hipel, a member of the Board of Governors of Renison University College, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General Julie Payette on January 2, 2018.

  3. Dec. 11, 2017Vinh Nguyen awarded Polanyi Prize for research surrounding refugees in Canada Photo of Vinh Nguyen

    In November, Renison Professor Vinh Nguyen was awarded the prestigious Polanyi Prize for Literature for his work surrounding the issues that face refugees in Canada. Established by Ontario, the prize includes an award of $20,000.

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  1. Apr. 3, 2018Voices for Gender Justice in EducationVoices for gender justice in education, Tuesday, April 3, 2018

    Join us for students in Gender & Education to launch gender justice campaigns as advocates for HeForShe on campus.

  2. Apr. 5, 2018Mush Hole RememberedMush Hole Remembered, Thursday, April 5, 2018

    An evening with R.G. Miller

    Join us for an impactful evening to view the art of R.G. Miller recalling the experiences and trauma of Indigenous students of the Mohawk Institute, also known as the Mush Hole, a residential school in Six Nations, Ontario. The exhibit will also feature works by Tobe Muir.

  3. Apr. 17, 2018Leadership in Social PolicyLeadership in Social Policy, Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Janet Menard, Deputy Minister

    Ministry of Community and Social Servies (Ontario)

    Renison & Waterloo Alumna BA('75), Applied Social Science

    5:00 p.m. - Presentation

    5:30 p.m. - Q & A

    What should we be looking for in leaders?

    Join us as Deputy Minister Janet Menard discusses why we need new approaches to social policy and the importance of leadership in helping us get there.

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