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The new Just Like You* campaign from the International Anthropomorphic Research Project (FurScience.com) began its launch on Thursday, December 1 to promote public awareness about furries and decrease the harmful stigma that surrounds them. FurScience.com was launched in April 2016 by Professor Sharon Roberts, Social Development Studies, and her international team of researchers.The recent launch was picked up by the Waterloo Record, which wrote a story about the launch of the campaign and the research being done by Professor Roberts and her team at FurScience.com. Just Like You* launches
December 3, 2016, marked the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. To honour the occasion, Accessibility Matters at Renison helped sponsor a special lunch at the Tannery, hosted by the Independent Living Centre of Waterloo Region. To recognize the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on campus, the Daily Bulletin released the last of the five videos produced by the Imprint to raise awareness of invisible disabilities. We are pleased to feature all five of these short vignettes on Accessibility Matters at Renison. Accessibility Matters sponsors UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities lunch at the Tannery
An extra line showcasing a skill on your resume is always a fine complement to degree and career related experience. Some of the students who study Japanese at Renison take the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) to prove their language knowledge and proficiency. To assist students who are looking to get JLPT credentials, the East Asian Special Collection at Lusi Wong Library and the Japanese language and culture studies office have assembled more than thirty study books altogether, with the help of a grant from the Japan Foundation, Toronto. An extra line on your resume that could separate you from other job seekers
In its latest issue, UW’s Imprint published a story titled “Lost in translation“ by Anicka Bakos. The article shines a light on the extra challenges that international students face when they study abroad and the extra supports available to them at the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo). According to the article, "Living in a new city and having to make new friends is often a challenge for many first-year university students. The full story is available online through UW Imprint, Lost in translation. Imprint article shines light on international students
Renison housekeeping staff member Jon has been featured on the popular Humans of UWaterloo facebook page. The University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) reports it was started in 2014 by two first-year Arts and Business students (Danielle Bennett and Cindy Chau) in order to "help people on campus learn more about each other." Jon's full profile is available through the Humans of UWaterloo facebook page. Humans of UWaterloo features Jon, who spreads a message of happiness
Author Jane Ozkowski recently released her first novel, titled Watching Traffic and published by Groundwood Books. The book is a young adult fiction coming-of-age novel, and the author is the daughter of long-time Culture and Language Studies lecturer Nancy Oczkowski, who donated a copy to Renison's Lusi Wong Library for people to check out. Daughter of Renison instructor publishes young adult fiction novel