Renison students take top honours at provincial Japanese speech contest

Fizza gives her speech

Fizza Shaji gives her award-winning speech at the provincial speech contest this weekend

Four Renison students took home awards at the Ontario Japanese Speech Contest on the weekend, with three of them qualifying to compete at the national competition at the end of the month. Kumiko Kunizane, Coordinator of Japanese Studies, says that our students did an outstanding job. "All seven participants worked so hard to create a speech which speaks themselves, and they showed their best performance on the stage. We feel honoured to have such talented and hardworking students. I would like to express sincere gratitude to Fumie-sensei and Eri-sensei for their dedicated guidance." Congratulations to all our students, and to the winners:

  • Fizza Shaji, Grand Prize, Beginner 1st Place 
  • Pryangka Rao, Intermediate 1st Place
  • Annie Zhong, Advanced 1st Place
  • Da Wei, Intermediate, Special Prize

all the speech winnersFizza, Pryangka, and Annie will compete at at the 26th Canada National Japanese Language Speech Contest that will take place on Saturday, March 28 at the University of Calgary. We wish them the best of luck!

Happy Social Work Week

Renison's School of Social Work will be celebrating Social Work Week with a variety of events that are open to the public. 

Visual Display and Word Imagery
Monday, March 2 to Friday March 6, 2015
Location: Link Hallway
Celebrate Social Work Week. Write a word, phrase, or sentence that best describes a social worker. Open to all.

Workshop on Mobilizing Strengths through Art
Monday, March 2, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Location: Great Hall Extension
Presentations and hands-on experience on Art & Sprituality for Healing Practice (Dr. Wendy Fletcher), Art & Voice (Dr. Trish Van Katwyk), Art & Narrative (Ms. Supria Karmakar). Open to all. Read more about this event. RSVP to Ann Dennis by February 23. 

Interprofessional Student Panel
Thursday, March 5, 2015
1:30 - 2:30 pm
​Location: St. Jerome's, room 2017
Student panelists from health-related programs including Social Work will discuss their perspectives on a case. Open to interested students, field instructors, and the Renison community.

BSW Lunch & Learn
Friday, March 6, 2015
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location: REN 2106
Learn about OASW, Social Work, and community engagement (by Ms. Kristine Allison, Social Planning Council of Cambridge and North Dumfries), and have fun with some trivia questions.

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