Renison University College

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. 6, 2020Project directed by Dr. Kristina Llewellyn featured on CBC
    Woman wearing virtual reality goggles and headphones.

    The Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation (DOHR) project hit the news again in December, featured on CBC's The National. The project is directed by Renison's Dr. Kristina Llewellyn, and uses virtual reality (VR) to tell personal accounts of abuse at the ‘Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.’ It is the first time in Canada that personal storytelling and immersive technology has been used in this way, allowing students to fully engage in the subject matter, and then participate in discussion.

  2. Jan. 6, 2020Dr. Yan Li wins Chinese literary prize
    Yan Li headshot

    Dr. Yan Li, part of the Culture and Language Studies department, was recently awarded winner in the prose category of the Fangzhimin Literary Prize, an award first launched in 2019. 

  3. Dec. 19, 2019In Memoriam: The Right Reverend Clarence Mitchell

    The Renison community mourns the passing of the Right Reverend Clarence Mitchell. 

    Mitchell has many ties to Renison. He was named an Honorary Senior Fellow in the 1980s, and he ordained our President, Dr. Wendy Fletcher, when she became a deacon.  

    More details can be found on the Anglican Diocese of Niagara's website

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  1. Jan. 21, 2020The journey of reconciliation: local implications for settler Canadians
    Kelly Laurila, headshot

    Lecture 1 of the Renison lecture series at the Waterloo Public Library (WPL)

    Kelly Laurila, speaker

    Tuesday, January 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 
    Waterloo Public Library, main branch

  2. Feb. 2, 2020Alumni Event: Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls
    Toronto Raptors alumni event, February 2, 2020. Raptors versus the Chicago Bulls.

    Tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT!

    Thank you for your interest in this event. Please use the form below if you wish to add yourself to the waitlist. 

  3. Feb. 11, 2020Reading religion in the dead of the night
    Doug Cowan, headshot

    Lecture 2 of the Renison lecture series at the Waterloo Public Library (WPL)

    Doug Cowan, speaker

    Tuesday, February 11, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Waterloo Public Library, main branch

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