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Renison student dominates Chinese Proficiency Competition

Daniel Cressman interviewed by Chinese media at Chinese proficiency competitionOn  Saturday, March 18, at the Toronto Final of the Chinese Proficiency Competition, Daniel Cressman, a 4B student in Computer Science, won First Prize. Cressman received the highest score of the thirteen competitors from seven universities in Ontario and Manitoba for both his speech "A Dream Brightens the Future" and his musical performance of a famous piece of Chinese music "The Butterfly Lovers." This summer, Cressman will be going on to represent Canada (and Renison!) in the World Chinese Bridge Contest in China. Renison student dominates Chinese Proficiency Competition

Residence awards given out at final College Dinner of the year

WALC leadership awards are given out at College DinnerEvery year during the final College Dinner of the winter term, residents at Renison are honoured for their outstanding contribution to the college. It's always a difficult decision process, since so many of our residents are actively involved and continue the tradition of a close-knit residence community. Pictures of our final College Dinner of the term will be posted on Renison's Facebook page. Be sure to tag yourself and your friends! Residence awards given out at final College Dinner of the year

Voices for Gender Justice in Education event

Voices for Gender Justice in Education
This event takes place on Wednesday, March 29th at noon in Renison’s Dunker Family Lounge. Campaign presentations will take place from 12 to 1pm, with a short Q&A to follow. Refreshments will be served. Students from Gender and Education (SDS 415R), a Social Development Studies seminar course, will launch five gender justice campaigns in support of the University of Waterloo's HeForShe commitments. Voices for Gender Justice in Education event

Renison prof and FurScience research team dubbed world's leading scholars on anthropomorphic research in VICE article

science plus furry equals FurScienceSharon Roberts, Associate Professor in Social Development Studies, attended Furnal Equinox in March, the largest “furry” convention in Canada. Roberts was recruiting furry participants for the FurScience Universal Recruitment Project, a database of furries willing to be contacted for future research projects. She also gave a talk entitled “FurScience: An IARP Furry Researcher’s “Tail,” which was so well attended that there was no standing room left in the venue. VICE, which was covering the event, discusses Roberts and her FurScience team in their latest article—recognizing them as the world’s leading scholars on anthropomorphic research. Renison prof and FurScience research team dubbed world's leading scholars on anthropomorphic research in VICE article

Waterloo student tackles the issue of immigrant integration at JACAC forum

by Jack (Runqi) Li, third year, Knowledge Integration

Jack Li presents at JACAC with his groupDuring reading week, 28 students from Canada and Japan (representing 10 Canadian Universities and 14 Japanese universities) gathered in UBC to participate in the 2017 Japan Canada Academic Consortium. This year's JACAC theme was “Immigration Policies and National Borders: Integration and Exclusion.” We were divided into groups of four, with two Canadian students and two Japanese students in each group. Waterloo student tackles the issue of immigrant integration at JACAC forum

In memoriam of former Residence Dean, The Most Rev. Terence Finlay 

It is with great sadness that This Week at Renison reports the passing of a very good friend of Renison University College, The Most Rev. Terence Finlay. He died on March 20, in Toronto, at age 79. Archbishop Finlay was not only Renison’s Dean of Residence and Chaplain from 1964 to 1966 but also the Anglican Chaplain to the University of Waterloo and Waterloo Lutheran University as well as the Rector of All Saints Anglican Church in Waterloo. In memoriam of former Residence Dean, The Most Rev. Terence Finlay

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