Not sure what to wear on Wednesday and Friday this week?

Everyone at Renison is invited to wear blue on Wednesday and gather at the Great Hall at noon for a massive photo shoot! Lots of people battle invisible disabilities every day, and this is an opportunity to raise awareness.

On Friday October 21st the Student Engagement and Housing Team will be promoting Black and Gold Friday to support Waterloo Warriors. Much like Wednesday we ask that you show your support; but please wear black and gold colours. A photo will be taken at noon. There will be prizes for the best black and gold outfits.
Thank you in advance for supporting both invisible disabilities and our students by dressing your best!
We have your wardrobe covered this week

More Warriors deserving kudos in althletics

waterloo warriors programSeveral Warrior Athletics Leadership Community (WALC) athletes make headlines last week! This is becoming a regular occurrence: last week two of our WALC athletes were recognized for their stellar performances on the field and another for her performance on the ice. Claire Konning, Women's Golf, shot the low round of the day at the Guelph Invitational and walked away with the gold medal for the event in addition to helping her team grab the silver. Emma Young, Women's Field Hockey, potted a pair of goals in a 5-0 win against McGill. Stephanie Sluys, Women's Ice Hockey, is one of two Warriors along with coach Shaun Reagan that will be suiting up for Canada at the 2017 FISU Games in Kazahkstan. Kudos to Warrior Athletes

Sensitivity training workshop hosted at Renison

Did you know that harassment...

  • is always, in two words, ”unwanted attention”
  • is defined as “a course of vexatious comment or conduct that is known,
    or ought reasonably to be known, to be unwelcome” (UW’s Ethical
    Behaviour Policy #33 and UW/CUPE Union Agreement: Article 4, section 3
  • is a form of discrimination
  • can come in many forms: jokes, insults, bullying, gossip, pushing for
    dates, etc.
  • may occur face to face or electronically

Find out more! Come to this workshop by The Office of Conflict Management & Human Rights to learn

  • when negative behaviour/comments become harassment
  • how impact compares with intent
  • what resources and supports are available on campus

Tanya Young, MSW, RSW
Student Services Social Worker
Renison University College

More details about this sensitivity training workshop can be found by clicking here

Confucius Institute seminar featured in China Daily Canada and

photographersRecently, Renison’s Confucius Institute sponsored an International Symposium, whose theme explored the cultures of multi-national Chinese and Canadian First Nations. The symposium took place over five days and included talks hosted at Renison, St. Paul’s University College, and Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre. It included tours of Six Nations Reserve, Woodland Cultural Centre, Mohawk Institute (a residential school), and Toronto City Hall. Highlights from the symposium were featured by and covered by the October 7th edition of China Daily Canada. Confucius Institute international symposium featured in Chinese Canadian media

Renison Professor featured among other prominent Muslim-Canadian women in Ottawa Citizen article

Original article in the Ottawa Citizen

Idrisa PanditThe practice of gender separation in mosques during prayers has become a controversial subject as a result of a visit from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to an Ottawa mosque on Eid ul-Adha. The topic, which has been portrayed by some as a "betrayal of feminism and collusion with the patriarchy," was recently addressed in an Ottawa Citizen article submitted by twenty prominent Muslim-Canadian women titledIslamophobic 'feminism' doesn't help Muslim women.” One of the women in this collective was Idrisa Pandit, Director of Studies in Islam at Renison University College. Renison professor feature among other prominent Muslim-Canadian women in Ottawa Citizen article

Renison professor Doug Cowan weighs in on the church of the flying spaghetti monster in The Atlantic magazine 

Original article in The Atlantic

flying spaghetti monsterA religious practice gaining traction in Europe started out as a response to a ruling in Kansas about the teaching of creationist theory of intelligent design alongside evolution. This topic was recently addressed in The Atlantic in an article by Kathy Gilsinan: “Big in Europe: The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.” The article explains how the practice that was founded as a critique of organized religion has now become an organized religion itself. Renison professor Doug Cowan weighs in on the church of the flying spaghetti monster in The Atlantic

FUBAR football game

Mark the date on your calendar! FUBAR Frosh vs. Alumni Football is back this year on Saturday, October 22. As like previous years, the matchup is at the soccer fields on the west side of Waterloo Park. Be there!
Students from FUBAR group photo at annual football game

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