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Events - 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

CANCELLED-A talk by the Hon. M. Sinclair, Senator

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 10am. 

Due to severe weather, this event has been cancelled. 

Friday, December 6, 2019 — 7:00 PM EST
Doon Lantern Light Tour with red lantern and pinecones.

Renison Alumni Event: Lantern Light Tour

Join your fellow alumni of the Waterloo affiliated colleges on a Lantern Light Tour of Doon Heritage Village. This family friendly event is an annual Christmas staple of Waterloo Region.

Doon Heritage Village
10 Huron Rd. | Kitchener, Ontario
Friday, December 6, 2019 | 7:00 p.m. | $15/person

Friday, December 6, 2019 — 3:00 PM EST
Short story contest year of tolerance.
Sunday, November 24, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM EST
Event title, Arab cultural festival, over a purple and gold painting.

Come and enjoy the many flavours of the Arab world with this year's Arab Cultural Festival!

Join us for a celebration in poetry, fashion, creative arts, music, and dance. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST
Three students smiling and holding stuffed bears.

Looking for the perfect holiday gift, a way to de-stress, and a way to give back to a meaningful cause?

Then you don't want to miss the Oso bear stuffing & pop-up shop at Renison!

When: Thursday, November 21st @ 12-1:30
Where: Renison Great Hall
What: bear stuffing, bear sales, raffle prizes, and bake sale

Monday, November 11, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
All eyes on nestle image with young girl drinking water from a tap.

Learn about the impact of Nestlé water bottling in communities around the world. 

Speakers

Franklin Frederick - Brazilian writer and political/environmental campaign activist now living in Switzerland. He was part of the campaign to stop Nestlé water-taking in São Lourenço, Brazil. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019 — 8:00 AM to Friday, November 8, 2019 — 4:00 PM EST
ConversAction logo
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
Lecture and discussion, details of the event, photo of Dr. Malinda Smith.
Saturday, October 26, 2019 — 2:30 PM EDT

Yan Li’s award winning book, Faith Fears No Distance, published in Shanghai in 2018, is turned into a documentary film, Faith Fears No Distance-Rediscovering Norman Bethune. The 2 hour long film will be launched in China in 2020 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and China.

The film was coproduced by Chinese Bethune Spirit Research Association and Canada Longevity Enterprise Group, etc.   Yan Li is the screenwriter.

Sunday, September 29, 2019 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
On the table Sept 29. Is there a need for an Arab Cultural Centre in KW? What role can it play in the community?
Thursday, September 26, 2019 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Mush Hole Poster, with self portrait by RG Miller. Sept 26 at 7pm at St. Paul's alumni hall. Free admission.

Free Public Event!

Join us for two powerful films, including a world premiere, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. 

2 films:

The Mush Hole with R.G. Miller 
(Running time, 14 mins) 

Saturday, September 21, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
One Sky Festival written over a blue sky.

Join us to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the One Sky Festival at Renison University College. This FREE community event is perfect for families and will include live music, dance performances, local delicacies, and face painting!

When: September 21, 2019
When: 11am - 2pm
Where: Renison University College (240 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo)

Performances:

Friday, August 9, 2019 — 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
Night Market poster with colourful lanterns in the background.

Experience art, music and food at Renison’s night market!

With a variety of vendors, there will be lots of sights and sounds to enjoy while you savour cuisine from all over the world.

Join us for a family-friendly evening to help celebrate Renison’s 60th anniversary.

Saturday, June 22, 2019 — 4:00 PM EDT
Poster - June 22 Sufism and Spiritual Healing Event

Saturday, June 22, 2019

4-6pm | Dunker Family Lounge

Renison University College

Refreshments provided. 

Please RSVP to renison.events@uwaterloo.ca

Thursday, May 30, 2019 — 4:00 PM EDT
Poster with rainbow background.

Please join us in discussion with 2SLGBTQ+ faith leaders about the relationship between sexuality and gender identity and faith: 

Thursday, May 23, 2019 — 12:00 PM EDT
Book Launch poster with book cover

Decoding racism, multiculturalism, and post-colonialism in the quest for belonging in Canada and beyond

Authors: Kathy Hogarth & Wendy L. Fletcher

When: Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:00pm
Where: Renison Atrium

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 — 7:00 PM EDT
Book Launch poster with book cover

Out of Galilee
Christian thought as a great conversation

Author: M. Darrol Bryant

When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Where: Dunker Family Lounge

Free draw for a signed book!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 — 2:00 PM EDT
Lecture poster with image of book 'Guiding Modern Girls' by Kristine Alexander

Girlhood, Racial Hierarchies, and International Relations in the 1920s and 1930s

Speaker: Dr. Kristine Alexander, Associate Professor, History, Canada Research Chair in Child and Youth Studies, University of Lethbridge. 

When: May 7, 2019 2-3:30 pm

Thursday, April 4, 2019 — 5:30 PM EDT
Poster - April 4 book launch, Karen Englander and James N. Corcoran
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 — 2:30 PM EDT

Dr. Seung Hyok Lee will be delivering a lecture, titled "Japan as a "Normal Country"? Japan's Relations with its Neighbours." Dr. Lee is a Lecturer in the department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Professor David Welch from the University of Waterloo, Basillie School of International Affairs is the lecture's commentator. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019 — 12:30 PM EDT
Banner: international day for the elimination of racial descrimination

The School of Social Work at Renison University College invites you to celebrate with us!

“Racism, Equity and Student Voices: A Conversation with RAISE
(Racial Advocacy for Inclusion, Solidarity and Equity)”

Speaker: Ethan Candler, Advocacy Director, RAISE

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 — 10:00 AM to Saturday, March 23, 2019 — 4:00 PM EDT
Poster with books in the background.

The Lusi Wong Library is holding its annual used book sale from March 18 to March 22!

When: March 19, 10am to March 23, 4pm
Where: In the hallway outside the Lusi Wong Library

Saturday, March 9, 2019 — 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
Renison residence | Two WALC members meet in the garden

Coming to March Break Open House?

Don't forget to check out the small close-knit community that Renison has to offer Waterloo students. While you are ironing out your program details, make sure you take a residence tour and test drive where you want to live next year too! 

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