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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 207 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. Jan. 11, 2019Director of Confucius Institute in Waterloo receives national Chinese award for literary workYan Li gives a speech at awards ceremony

    The director of the Confucius Institute in Waterloo, based at Renison, has been recognized with two awards for her outstanding works of literature.

    In December, Prof. Yan Li travelled to China to receive the People's Literature Award (Best Creative Non-Fiction for 2018) for her work Green Mountains Everywhere.

  2. Nov. 23, 2018New book by Douglas Cowan explores the dark and religious imagination of Stephen KingCover of book: America's Dark Theologian: the Religious Imagination of Stephen King (Douglas E. Cowan)

    On November 7, Douglas Cowan, a professor of Religious Studies at Renison University College, launched his latest book America's Dark Theologian: The Relgious Imagination of Stephen King here at the College.

    King, a prolific author that has sold over 300 million copies of his 70 books, is best known for his horror fiction, including IT, The Shining, Pet Cemetery, and Carrie.

  3. Nov. 23, 2018Denise Marigold talks about the power of compliments on PRI podcastPhoto of Denise Marigold in a library

    The podcast The Science of Happiness recently featured Denise Marigold, a professor of Social Development Studies at Renison, to speak about the power of compliments. An area of study for Prof.

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  1. Feb. 3, 2019Alumni Event: Toronto Raptors vs. LA ClippersAcross the Creek Renison Alumni Event. Feb 3 2019 Toronto Raptors (logo) vs. LA Clippers (logo). Tickets: $65 each (taxes incl.)

    Event SOLD OUT. Please keep an eye out for the next Across-the-Creek Event

    Join your fellow alumni from Renison and the other UWaterloo colleges as the Toronto Raptors take on the LA Clippers in a reserved section of the newly named Scotiabank Arena!

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