How to get a GOOD ESL job teaching abroad or teaching ESL in Canada

Are you about to graduate? Are you planning to come home from teaching abroad but don’t have the certification to continue teaching in Canada? Could it also be that you are looking into second career options after years of other work? Are you looking for an experience that will help you ease into retirement and work part-time?

A chance encounter

Courtney and Rie meet by chance in Beppu, Japan

[Ed. Note: Courtney Bridge is a Waterloo student who is pursuing an East Asian Studies minor at Renison. While on her study abroad term (through Waterloo International) at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Oita, Japan she had a chance encounter with Rie, a student she knew as a volunteer in her JAPAN 301R class. During her time at Renison, Rie was an exchange student from Kansai Gaidai University in Renison’s English for Academic Success (EFAS) program offered through the English Language Institute (ELI).]     

9 Safety tips for Reading Week

Travel tips for Reading week

It's that time of year when large groups of students make their pilgrimage to sunny climes or fresh powdered ski slopes. Before you go, here are nine things to keep in mind when you are travelling.  

9. Be sure you have out-of-country medical coverage so that you are covered off in case anything happens. The risks are just not worth it.

The importance of being family

Renison students hanging out on the front steps

Many people have remarked Renison’s close-knit family atmosphere. With Monday, February 20 marking Family Day in many provinces across Canada, This Week at Renison considers it worth celebrating beyond the fact that it’s a statutory holiday.

Groundhog Day reminds us of the power of repetition in developing soft skills 

It's groundhog day!! Again - Groundhog day festivities in Punxsutawney

"It's the same thing every day, Clean up your room, stand up straight, pick up your feet, take it like a man, be nice to your sister, don't mix beer and wine ever, Oh yeah, don't drive on the railroad tracks." - Phil Connors, Groundhog Day

9 key questions every university you visit must be able to answer so you can make the best decision about which school you choose

9 key questions every university must be able to answer so you can make the best decision about which school you choose!


6 delicious recipes for your leftover turkey (or tofurky) from Thanksgiving

mini jar pot pies photo courtesy of The Colourful Kitchen

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our students (academic and residence), staff, and faculty! We hope that everything is going well for you this Fall and that you are enjoying your new life at Renison. Speaking of family and friends, Thanksgiving and the new fall break start this weekend, so here are six recipes for leftover turkey. Feel free to interchange with whatever protein option fits your preference.

5 DIY hacks to deck out your dorm room without having to put holes in the wall

Residence room at Renison

Welcome to all new students beginning their studies and staying in our residence at Renison! We hope everything has gone smoothly and you are settling in nicely to your new surroundings. Speaking of those surroundings, here are 5 DIY hacks that can add a little bit of flare to your living space.

Coming soon!

Do you want to know what our faculty are thinking about the current topics of the day? Stay tuned! Renison researchers will be sharing stories, anecdotes and personal insights from their research and teaching.