WEAR BLUE ON WEDNESDAY IN SUPPORT OF INVISIBLE DISABILITIES 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.
BLACK AND GOLD FRIDAY IN SUPPORT OF OUR WARRIOR ATHLETES
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
Several 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
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Find out more! Come to this workshop by The Office of Conflict Management & Human Rights to learn
PARTICIPATION IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS PER SESSION. PLEASE REGISTER BY CONTACTING:
Tanya Young, MSW, RSW
Student Services Social Worker
Renison University College
More details about this sensitivity training workshop can be found by clicking here
Recently, 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 365netTV.com and covered by the October 7th edition of China Daily Canada. Confucius Institute international symposium featured in Chinese Canadian media
Original article in the Ottawa Citizen
The 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 titled “Islamophobic '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
Original article in The Atlantic
A 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
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!