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.
An exploration on how the religious right in the subcontinent have always had a hold on street level populism and fostered a narrative of being the choice of "strength" during times of socioeconomic and political crisis. An examination of the latest rise of right-wing groups in India, juxtaposed against other movements of a similar ilk in the rest of the subcontinent.
The Department of Drama and Speech Communication will host a symposium of invited experts to speak about mental health issues and awareness at the University of Waterloo and in the broader Waterloo region. Refreshments will be served.
Dr. Douglas Cowan, Professor, Religious Studies, will be giving a talk entitled, "Why Atheism Matters."
We'd love to have you over for dinner!
As a former student at Renison or a friend of the College, we invite you to come back to campus for a reception in your honour, a great meal and a chance to reconnect with Renison.
Using the coverage in the U.S. newspapers post September 11, 2001, this talk will uncover the multifaceted use of the term, “Islamophobia”. Even though the term Islamophobia was used commonly in the U.S. press after 9/11, Dr. Mohamed argues that, owing to its multiple definitions, Islamophobia became an ambiguous term.
Tired of grumpy atheists telling you why you shouldn't believe in God? Religious Studies' Doug Cowan tells us why atheism is important and why society needs the (new) atheists. The answers may surprise you.
Doug Cowan is a professor of Religious Studies and Social Development Studies at Renison. He is the author or editor of ten books and numerous articles and essays.
This is a free lecture. Refreshments will be served.
Professor Darrol M. Bryant will be presenting his film, "The Traveling Guru," at the third annual BIG I Conference on Inclusive Theology, Spirituality and Consciousness. The conference helps attendees learn about some of the newest and best ideas in Interfaith Spirituality, Interspirituality and Integral Spirituality.
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Mr. Li Fang, Consul General at the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China, will be speaking at Renison. Co-sponsored by the Keiko and Charles Belair Centre and the Confucius Institute at Renison, this talk will examine the global development of China and what it means for the rest of the world.
In association with the Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada and the University of Waterloo, Dr. Sharon Roberts will be presenting "The I in Diet: Selling you Thin."
Professor Roberts says that the quest to weigh less has become an increasingly important value in our culture.
My heart is made of porcelain and my mind is set in stone. Food is my medicine. -Kadi, anorexia and diabulimia survivor
The first woman ordained a priest in the Worldwide Anglican Communion
Please join us in celebrating the life, achievements and legacy of The Rev. Florence Li Tim-Oi.
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Would you like to spend seven weeks in China? Find out how you can be a part of this annual program and explore Chinese language, culture and society utilizing a “living textbook,” to gain an understanding of the history and civilization of the world’s most populous nation.