Renison University College is pleased to announce our October 2020 Convocation Award Winners. These awards are typically announced at in-person convocation events, so we have chosen to acknowledge these awards in a virtual way. Congratulations to each of our award winners!
We know that 2020 has been a challenging year for many reasons. We want to acknowledge and call attention to the fact that so many of these challenges have disproportionately impacted our BIPOC community. We are reaching out today with a virtual note of care and support to our community, along with a reminder to you of resources and supports that are available.
WATERLOO, Ont. (THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2020) – Today, the Minister of Health, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, announced the Government of Canada’s Mental Health Promotion Innovation Fund (the MHP-IF), currently funded at $6.6 million over 2 years. Through the MHP-IF, a new Knowledge Development and Exchange Hub (KDE Hub) will support and amplify the work of 20 diverse projects focused on optimizing mental health and its promotion among young Canadians.
Renison University College supports the #ScholarStrike action that is taking place at colleges and universities across North America on September 9 and 10.
We respect and support the rights of all faculty, staff and students who wish to participate in this action. This aligns very closely with the work that Renison has been pursuing in this area including the national anti-racism conference that Renison hosted last November, the anti-racism dialogue hosted by Dr. Kofi Campbell two weeks ago, and the ongoing development of Renison’s anti-racism task force, currently being led by Dr. Kathy Hogarth. We recognize that change can not happen without real action.
Presented in partnership with the Waterloo Public Library. The Honourable Bardish Chagger and an esteemed panel of experts and activists came together for an action-oriented discussion around exploding the barriers to equity and decolonization within our organizations.
On Saturday April 18, at the age of 92, Joy Prittie passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s General Hospital due to congestive heart failure. A private family graveside service was held and presided over by Reverend Victor Kischak, the Rector at the Church of the Holy Saviour. The Venerable Peter Townshend, former Rector at Holy Saviour, assisted.
Driving up with my parents in our packed van to Frosh week 1993 I was telling myself that of course I would be in the girls’ residence building. After all, it had four floors and only one girls’ floor was in the boys’ building. The odds were definitely in my favour. But the cheery leaders told me I was ‘one of the lucky ones’ to be on Babes in Boyland.