Inaugural RIO Business Leadership Showcase winners announced

RIO students present business ideas at the Business Leadership showcase in the Renison AtriumOn Thursday, August 18, 29 students participating in the Business Leadership Program run by the Renison International Office (RIO) in partnership with Japan’s Rikkyo University, showcased the results of their efforts in the three weeks they had been at Waterloo. The event took place in Renison’s Atrium. Each of the six teams set up a booth with a chart outlining the business idea they had come up with: from the problem they were solving, to the solution implementation, as well as other analyses such as market penetration and segmentation, finances, competition research, and so on. Inaugural RIO Business Leadership Showcase winners announced 

August EFS students celebrate their graduation

August 2016 EFS cohort group picture in the Renison AtriumOn Friday, August 26, Renison’s English for Success (EFS) August students celebrated the completion of their program (although some students arrived late and will be leaving later this week).  The graduation took place in the Renison Atrium and was livestreamed across the world to the families of the students. Emceed by Ralon Nazareth, the event marked the graduation of over 100 students joining Renison from South America, Asia, and Europe. Photos will be posted on Renison's Facebook page later this week. August EFS students celebrate their graduation

Renison welcomes new students with annual Move-in Day BBQ

Ketchup and mustard bottles beside a bbqRenison will be welcoming a new crop of residents and their families this Labour Day. Festivities will take place in the Renison Atrium and also in the Great Hall. It’s a long-standing Renison tradition to welcome the new first-years and their families with a simple barbecue lunch, cooked and served by faculty and staff. Everyone has a lot of fun as we get to know our newest students. Our Move-in day barbeque is a delicious and fun welcome to the Renison family. Renison welcomes new students and their families with annual Move-in Day barbeque

Post-secondary and working professional students look to sharpen English skills with GEAR program

two GEAR students talking in the East meets West garden at RenisonWelcome to all new students beginning their studies in the General English at Renison (GEAR) program today! GEAR is an intensive four-week English language program designed to enhance your knowledge and sharpen English skills for post-secondary aged students and working professionals. With classes in reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and Canadian culture, students develop skills that will allow them to confidently communicate in any situation. The GEAR program serves a variety of English learners - from beginner to advanced. Post-secondary and working professional students look to sharpen English skills with GEAR program

Experiential learning through building LEGO robots teaching English to UWaterloo Engineering students

iBASE student sets up his LEGO robotOne of the most popular and interesting subjects in the Engineering intensive Bridge to Academic Success (iBASE) program is the LEGO robotics portion of the Academic Skills course. This year's summer iBASE students were able to show off their creations on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Demonstrations took place in Room 0901 of Renison's newest building. Experiential learning through building LEGO robots teaching English to UWaterloo Engineering students

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