Friday, May 19, 2023

In Memoriam: Erna Borch

Photo of Erna Borch in the centre, with two friends on either side.

With sadness, we share that Erna Borch, a much loved and long-time member of our Renison community, has passed away at the age of 95. 

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Renison student receives prestigious scholarship

Collage of photos from Daniel Qi as he toured Japan.

Daniel Qi, a graduate student who took JAPAN courses at Renison, recently received a prestigious scholarship funded by the Japanese Government. This scholarship is offered by The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (English acronym: MEXT) to Canadian students wishing to pursue their studies at a Japanese university.  

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

An Interview with Chiara, a 2023 JACAC Participant


Meet Chiara (she/her), a student at UW who is in her 3A term of Honours Arts, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Speech Communications. On behalf of Renison and UW, Chiara, shown here at the Canadian Embassy in Japan, traveled to Japan this year as she participated in JACAC, the Japan-Canada Academic Consortium. Read the full interview below as she describes what her experience was like and how Renison supported her along her journey!

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Renison Celebrates International Women's Day

On Wednesday, March 8, Renison celebrated with the world to commemorate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women in honour of International Women’s Day. 

A booth was placed in the Renison Atrium where staff and students could creatively share the names of women that inspire them, receive a button, and learn more about the global celebration. 

Monday, February 27, 2023

Celebrating the Contributions of Dr. M'Timkulu

Photo of Dr. Donald M'Timkulu

In honour of Black History Month, we would like to highlight the impact that Dr. Donald G. S. M'Timkulu (1908-2000) made to Renison University College. He was hired in 1960 as a Sociology professor, and was well known for his course “Race and Culture in the Third World.”

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Renison mourns the passing of Michael Smyth

Dr. Michael Smith wearing a Renison hoodie.

It is with deep sadness that Renison University College announces the passing of long-time faculty member and former Associate Dean, Dr. Michael Smyth. Michael joined Renison in 1975 as a professor of Psychology in the College’s young Social Development Studies program. He quickly became a very popular lecturer, loved by students and colleagues alike.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

COVID-19 information

January 5, 2023: Face Coverings Now Optional

Renison University College is committed to the health and well-being of all of our community of students, faculty, staff and community members. We recognize and appreciate that our community is made up of a diverse group of individuals, many of whom have a heightened risk of complications as they relate to COVID-19 and its variants, and we thank everyone for considering the needs of others in our community when engaging in activities that bring you in close proximity to other community members.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Renison Coffee now available

Moose flying a yellow plane, with text reading 'Morning Moose Coffee now available, order now"

Renison's new Morning Moose Coffee Blend and Moose Mugs are now available for purchase at Renison!

How to purchase your coffee and/or mug(s)

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Knowledge Development and Exchange Hub receives $2.3 million to support mental health promotion

KDE hub logo

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the mental health of Canadians and amplified inequitable mental health outcomes for youth, seniors, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Black and racialized Canadians. The Government of Canada announced a $100 million investment in Budget 2021 to support projects that promote mental health and prevent mental illness in populations disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Monday, October 31, 2022

Flags fly at half-mast to recognize tragedy in Korea

Drone shot of the city of Seoul

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the unthinkable tragedy that happened over the weekend in Seoul. The flags at Renison will be flown at half mast this week in acknowledgement of the lives lost.

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