Saturday, December 13, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Stories of Pilgrimage and Pilgrims

Engage with first-hand accounts from pilgrims about the experience and impact of making a pilgrimage.

Featuring presentations by:

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

The Keiko and Charles Belair Centre for East Asian Studies and Japan Futures Initiative presents this speaker series, featuring Sayuri Shimizu, Professor, Department of History, Rice University. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 — 5:00 PM EST
Renison Alumni at the Alumni College Dinner

We'd like to have you over for Christmas Dinner!

As a former student or friend of Renison, we invite you to come back to campus for a great meal and a chance to reconnect with Renison.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 — 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 — 11:45 AM EST

Make sure you stop by Renison for a taste of special international dishes, prepared by Chef Craig David of Chartwell's Canada. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST

Are you interested in learning Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean? Or do you need to strengthen your English (as a non-native speaker)? Would you like to build skills so that you can teach a second language somewhere in the world? Do you see yourself in an international career?

Saturday, November 15, 2014 — 6:00 PM EST
East Asian Festival Gala
Saturday, November 15, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST

Places of Pilgrimage

What makes a place “sacred” and what insights into each tradition does this give us?

Featuring presentations by:

Sunday, November 2, 2014 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Join us to celebrate M. Darrol Bryant's new book, "Ways of the Spirit: Voices of Women" on Sunday, Nov. 2, 4:00-5:30 pm in the Dunker Family Lounge. Edited by Bryant and Val Lariviere, this book is a collection of dialogue and diversity of global spirituality written by twenty-two women.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

Introduction to Pilgrimage

Explore historical and current understandings and practice of pilgrimage in the three traditions. Featuring presentations by:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 — 2:01 PM EDT

Organized by the Confucius Institute at the University of Waterloo, at Renison University College, October 25, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT

Join us in the Dunker Family Lounge on Wednesday, October 8 from 4:00-5:30 for the book launch of Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture by Jeff Wilson, associate professor of Religious Studies and East Asian Studies at Renison University College. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 — 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

This talk will explore the social and political history of Muslims in postwar Europe. It will analyze key debates and controversies, including how Muslim immigrants have focused attention on questions of citizenship and belonging, the division between secular and religious life, and the shape and extent of cultural and women’s rights.

Monday, September 29, 2014 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Admission Information Session

Are you thinking about doing a Bachelor of Social Work Degree at Renison University College? Attend the BSW Admission Information Session!

This session will cover the following:

  • Admission Requirements
  • Admission Process
  • BSW Academic and Field Education Program

Parking: Please note the parking fee is $6.00 (coin only). The lot is accessed off of Westmount Road where you will turn right up to the parking gate.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Renison University College hosts the 20th annual East Asian Festival. Experience the vibrant cultures of China, Japan and Korea with live performances and demonstrations, music, food, and educational and interactive booths.  

Free admission. Fun for the whole family.


More details to come.

Monday, June 23, 2014 — 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Homogeneity and exclusivism or diversity, tolerance and multiculturalism? That is the question.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

Did you sleep in your own bed last night? About 33,000 Canadians didn’t.

In honour of the Waterloo region's Homelessness Awareness Week (May 4-10), a panel of current and ex-homeless individuals will share their stories of being homeless in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. Our guest speakers come from a variety of backgrounds and have unique experiences, including what it’s like being a visible minority, a mother, a youth, and having vision impairment while homeless.

Friday, April 25, 2014 — 10:30 AM EDT

The Spring 2014 series, Health and Aging, will feature guest speakers that examine healthy aging on multiple levels: physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental.

Why is social engagement important for older adults in today’s ‘connected’ world?  Let’s discover together how we can build our engagement. Sandra Loucks Campbell has provided training, research, and services for elders, their families, and their organizations for more than 20 years.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 (all day)
Our Quilts:One World•Same Dream

2014 Literary Forum: Chinese Ethnic Minority Writers & North American Counterparts

The conference brought China Writers Delegation to meet with Canadian minority writers including the First Nations, the Mennonites, the Chinese, the Indians, and the French. The participants were arranged to visit a Mennonite farm in St. Jacobs, and the First Nations Museum in Brampton to experience on-site different life styles in Canada. China Daily has a full page coverage of this fantastic event.

Friday, April 18, 2014 — 10:30 AM EDT

The Spring 2014 series, Health and Aging, will feature guest speakers that examine healthy aging on multiple levels: physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental.

Friday, April 11, 2014 — 10:30 AM EDT

The Spring 2014 series, Health and Aging, will feature guest speakers that examine healthy aging on multiple levels: physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental.

The Sheridan Centre for Elder Research at Sheridan College in Oakville has been conducting applied research that enhances the quality of life for older adults for over 10 years. Find out what they’ve learned, including investigating dance as an innovative health promotion strategy and tips for healthy aging.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 — 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Students can learn the ancient art of Origami immersed in a fully Japanese-speaking environment! Run by the Sakura Japanese Language School, this is an excellent opportunity to test-drive a class with your kids! Class is open for students age 4-9. Registration is required (

Friday, April 4, 2014 — 10:30 AM EDT

The Spring 2014 series, Health and Aging, will feature guest speakers that examine healthy aging on multiple levels: physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental.

Learn how a combination of technology and low-impact Chinese exercises (called Qi Gong) can help keep your brain healthy. Get moving with Dr. Colleen McMillan, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, and Mr. Tony Tin, Director, Library and Information Services, in this hands-on seminar.


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