Key events to look for on Mental Health Wellness Day at UWaterloo

Students riding stationary bikes for Mental Health Awareness DayStarted in 2009 at the University of Waterloo to highlight  available resources and to communicate to students, staff and faculty that this is an open and caring campus, Mental Health Wellness day has grown into a full day of events and awareness. Here are some key events to watch for and participate in on campus. Key events to look for on Mental Health Awareness Day at UWaterloo

Wearing blue for Invisible Disability Awareness

Students, staff and faculty wear blue to support invisible disability awarenessOn October 19, we encouraged everyone at Renison to wear blue and gather at the Great Hall at noon for a massive group photo. This was an opportunity to raise awareness for the huge number of people that battle invisible disabilities every day. As well, throughout the week, we encouraged everyone to watch daily videos produced by UW Imprint regarding invisible disabilities. Thank you everyone who participated! Wearing blue for Invisible Disabilities awareness

Directors of ELS and ELI at Renison awarded 16K grant to craft a framework for quality language teaching

frameworkJulia Williams and Tanya Missere-Mihas are part of a group of nine researchers and practitioners who have just won a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grant for their proposal entitled Mapping the Landscape: Colloquium on Language in the Canadian University. The value of the grant is $16,600, and the money will be used to plan an academic conference in Vancouver in May 2017. Directors of English Language Studies and English Language Institute at Renison awarded 16K grant to craft a framework for quality language teaching

Canadian History of Education Association hosts biennial conference in Waterloo this weekend

Canadian History of Education Association logoThis week Professor Kristina Llewellyn will host over 150 leading international experts in educational history and history education for the 19th biennial Conference of the Canadian History of Education Association/Association canadienne d’histoire de l’éducation, taking place from October 27 to 30 at the Delta Waterloo. CHEA hosts biennial conference in Waterloo this weekend

Renison prof talks art and cultural translation at Bridges Lecture Series

artwork by Soheila EsfahaniOn Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 pm, Professor Soheila Esfahani will present a lecture entitled Pattern finding – Popular Expression of Transcendent Ideas alongside Professor Matthew Scott from Applied Mathematics. This lecture is the first Bridges Lecture for 2016-17, in a series which seeks to bridge the gap between academic disciplines that have become more and more specialized over time. Renison professor talks art and cultural transformation at Bridges Lecture Series

Interested in a Canada-Mexico International Learning Experience?

CMILE learning experience, for details contact Louann NhanLearn about the social issues in Canada and in Mexico and experience them first hand in February 2017! Registration for a limited number of seats is open on a first-come first-served basis. Apply now! For more information, contact Louann Nhan


Looking for a place to stay when Renison is closed during the winter break? The Crowne Plaza is offering special rates from December 8, 2016 to January 5, 2017. Contact Jennifer Burton, Housing and Activities Specialist for more information.

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