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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 220 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. 4, 2018Renison board member appointed to the Order of CanadaPhoto of Keith Hipel

    Professor Keith Hipel, a member of the Board of Governors of Renison University College, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General Julie Payette on January 2, 2018.

  2. Dec. 11, 2017Vinh Nguyen awarded Polanyi Prize for research surrounding refugees in Canada Photo of Vinh Nguyen

    In November, Renison Professor Vinh Nguyen was awarded the prestigious Polanyi Prize for Literature for his work surrounding the issues that face refugees in Canada. Established by Ontario, the prize includes an award of $20,000.

  3. Dec. 11, 2017Timothy Gianotti awarded Senate 150th Anniversary Medal at ceremony in ParliamentSenate 150th Anniversary Medal

    On November 29, Timothy Gianotti, professor of Studies in Islam at Renison University College, was awarded the Senate 150th Anniversary Medal at a ceremony in the Senate Chambers in Ottawa.

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  1. Jan. 29, 2018How to Appreciate Peking Opera peaking opera



  2. Feb. 13, 2018Race, Gender, and the University: A panel discussionRace, Gender, and The University, Tuesday Feb 13

    In partnership with HeForShe, join us for a discussion of great importance that will address questions like:

    • What does it mean to be a racialized woman in higher education today?

    • How does gender and racial injustice define the university?

    • What does it mean to decolonize the university based on gender equity?

  3. Mar. 6, 2018Across the Creek Alumni Event: Toronto Raptors vs. Atlanta HawksAtlanta Hawks logo and the Toronto Raptors logo in front of the Air Canada Centre crowd (VIP Pre-game reception included)

    Join your fellow alumni at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto for Hawks vs Raptors! 

    This alumni event, co-hosted by St. Paul's, Conrad Grebel, and St. Jerome's, includes a pre-game reception at the RealSports Bar and Grill beginning at 5:00 pm. Game time is 7:00 pm. This event has become an annual staple for our alumni, selling out each year.

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  1. Nov. 3, 20169 key questions every university you visit must be able to answer so you can make the best decision about which school you choose9 key questions every university must be able to answer so you can make the best decision about which school you choose!

    IN TODAY’S FIERCELY COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE, YOU CAN’T AFFORD THE RISK OF CHOOSING THE SCHOOL THAT IS NOT THE EXACT FIT FOR YOU!

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