Sunday, December 11, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
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The final session in the series will focus on moving from darkness to light through faith-based strategies for survivors and perpetrators.


Dr. Tayyab Rashid, University of Toronto – Scarborough.

Dr. David Pfrimmer, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.

A Series of Challenging Inter-Faith Conversations offered through the generous support of:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
china summer program poster

Join us for snacks and an info session on the Study in China Summer Program 2017! The info session will be held on December 6th, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in REN 2103.

Thursday, November 24, 2016 — 6:30 PM EST

Join us at Renison University College, for a presentation by Dr. Masayuki Tadokoro. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EST
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Examine religious and ethnic othering, militancy, terrorism, and the theological and legal justifications for violence and oppression, past and present. Topics to be considered here may include "texts of terror" in our scriptures, religiously sanctioned or promoted violence (often mixed with values of the state or dominant culture), as well as concrete examples of the complexities of trying to address the “religious” and cultural justifications for violence so we can emerge from the darknesses of supremacism, dehumanization, persecution, and the many other faces of violence.

Saturday, November 5, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
Join us for UWaterloo Fall Open House 2016

If you're looking for a smaller, close-knit residence or academic home base, then Renison University College (Renison) may be for you!

Sunday, October 30, 2016 — 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Explore ways in which gender oppression, gender violence, family violence, systemic-institutional violence, and other forms of gender injustice and oppression are connected to patriarchy, privilege, concepts of authority, and patriarchal interpretations within our faith traditions. The workshop may consider the discrimination faced by LGBTIQ2S members of our faith communities as well as the sexual abuse and professional misconduct perpetrated by members of the religious establishment.


Saturday, October 22, 2016 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
Indonesian Cultural Performance poster

Indonesian Cultural Show

Thursday, October 20, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Sensitivity training workshop

Did you know that harassment...

  • is always, in two words, ”unwanted attention”
  • is defined as “a course of vexatious comment or conduct that is known, or ought reasonably to be known, to be unwelcome” (UW’s Ethical Behaviour Policy #33 and UW/CUPE Union Agreement: Article 4, section 3
  • is a form of discrimination
  • can come in many forms: jokes, insults, bullying, gossip, pushing for dates, etc.
  • may occur face to face or electronically

Harassment might

Saturday, October 1, 2016 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
four countries one world

Vibrant performances, fun and interactive booths, and delicious food await you at this year's East Asian Festival: Family and Culture Day.

Friday, September 30, 2016 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Bishop Mark MacDonald, National Indigenous Bishop of the Anglican Church of Canada and Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Chair of Islamic Studies, Huron University College will begin this series of interfaith conversations by exploring key questions such as:

Saturday, September 24, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Renison Institute of Ministry logo

You are invited to join in a conversation:

  • with The Rev'd Douglas Graydon, Coordinator of Chaplaincy Services with the Diocese of Toronto with 20+ years of end-of life care experience.


Friday, September 23, 2016 — 11:30 AM EDT
Frank Tester lecture poster

With the critical use of photographs taken by a number of well-known Arctic photographers, Frank Tester explores the colonial history of the eastern Arctic since World War II, noting the material as well as the socio-psychological implications for successive generations of Inuit.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT
Book cover of Barbarian lost which features Alexandre Trudeau on the cover with three logos

To this day, China remains an enigma. Ancient, complex and fast moving, it defies easy understanding.

Ever since he was a boy, Alexandre Trudeau has been fascinated by this great county. Recounting his experiences in the China of recent years, Trudeau visits artists and migrant workers, townspeople and rural farmers.

Monday, September 5, 2016 (all day)

Fall 2016 move-in

Find your Renison Residence move-in day information below. 

Arrival Time: 

We will be open for Registration at 10:00am 


Parking is available at Renison University College, see orange highlighted areas below.

Please do not unload your car until after you have checked in at our Reception table and been directed to the nearest door for unloading.

Once you have unloaded we ask that you move your car to the St. Jerome's Parking Lot to make room for those families still arriving.

Friday, August 26, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT
an owl perched on a table in the DFL with a surprised onlooker

Renison`s English Language Institute is hosting an exotic animal expo on Friday, August 26 in the Dunker Family Lounge. This event typically draws big crowds of students interacting and playing with furry friends from all over the world. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT
Renison International Office logo

The 29 students from the Business Leadership Program are divided into six groups, and as part of their program, each group has to come up with a viable business idea to solve an existing problem in industry or society. By “viable”, it is meant that the idea should be implementable in terms of finances, market penetration, etc.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 — 11:45 AM EDT
Global Accessibility Awareness Day logo

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Thursday, May 19, 2016!

Come celebrate with us at Renison University College as we launch our new website:

Accessibility Matters @ Renison

Thursday, May 12, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
King Sejong Institute poster, guest lecture by Dr. Wooil Moon

Guest Lecture by:

Dr. Wooil Moon, Professor Emeritus in Residence (Geophysics), Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources, at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2 Canada

Thursday, May 5, 2016 — 11:00 AM EDT
Keiko and Charles Belair Centre for East Asian Studies - King Sejong Institute present Making & Tasting Kimbap 김밥 만들기

Join us for a Kimbap making and tasting event, in the Lusi Wong Hallway at Renison University College.

Kimbap is a traditional Korean "picnic food" make out of seaweed, seasoned rice and a variety of different vegetables, fish and meat. We will have all the ingredients prepared ahead of time, so you can come prepared to roll and eat your own Kimbap!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 — 3:30 PM EDT
Managing test anxiety workshop, cartoon of student in front of a test with thought balloon "some tips would be helpful"
Saturday, April 9, 2016 — 7:00 PM EDT
Muslim social services presents, I am Rohingya, saturday April 9th @ 7 p.m., theatre of the arts, uwaterloo

As we invite new Canadians into our midst, Studies in Islam at Renison University College is proud to present this year's arts event focused on the theme of refugees.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Join us at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, for a presentation by Consul-General Yasunori Nakayama​

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 — 12:00 PM EDT
Four BASE student maneuver their LEGO robot creation

Join students in the Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE) program as they host a FIRST LEGO League robotics demonstration in the Renison Atrium.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EST

Guest Lecture by:

Philip Seaton, Hokkaido University


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