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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. 21, 2018Waterloo student wins Grand Prize at Ontario Japanese Speech ContestEllie Li holds the Ontario Japanese Speech Contest trophy alongside contest officials

    Working with Renison's Culture and Language Studies department, a University of Waterloo student has won the Grand Prize at the 36th annual Ontario Japanese Speech Contest.

  2. Mar. 21, 2018Two Renison students win spots at Undergrad Ethics Symposium

    Each year, Prof. Jason Blokhuis, Associate Professor of Social Development Studies here at Renison, encourages students with outstanding final papers in SDS 405R: Cosmopolitanism and Social Development to consider submitting their work to the Prindle Institute at DePauw University.

    This year, two Renison students have won coveted spots at the 11th Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium taking place from April 19-21, 2018.

  3. Mar. 21, 2018Applied Language Studies (APPLS) alumni share their stories

    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.

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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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