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Friday, January 11, 2019

Director of Confucius Institute in Waterloo receives national Chinese award for literary work

Yan Li gives a speech at awards ceremony

The director of the Confucius Institute in Waterloo, based at Renison, has been recognized with two awards for her outstanding works of literature.

In December, Prof. Yan Li travelled to China to receive the People's Literature Award (Best Creative Non-Fiction for 2018) for her work Green Mountains Everywhere.

Friday, November 23, 2018

New book by Douglas Cowan explores the dark and religious imagination of Stephen King

Cover of book: America's Dark Theologian: the Religious Imagination of Stephen King (Douglas E. Cowan)

On November 7, Douglas Cowan, a professor of Religious Studies at Renison University College, launched his latest book America's Dark Theologian: The Relgious Imagination of Stephen King here at the College.

King, a prolific author that has sold over 300 million copies of his 70 books, is best known for his horror fiction, including IT, The Shining, Pet Cemetery, and Carrie.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Denise Marigold talks about the power of compliments on PRI podcast

Photo of Denise Marigold in a library

The podcast The Science of Happiness recently featured Denise Marigold, a professor of Social Development Studies at Renison, to speak about the power of compliments. An area of study for Prof.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Confucius Institute's workshop gives teachers the skills they need

Attendees sit in a classroom, listening to a presentation

How do you best communicate the intricacies of a language? It's not an easy question to answer, but on Saturday, November 17, the Confucius Institute (CI) in Waterloo, housed at Renison University College, took on the challenge.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Pie your prof...for charity

Pie your Prof. Presented by The Youth Connection. Enter the raffle and win a chance to throw a pie at Prof. Hymmen! Tickets will

At the request of a former student, Prof. Peter Hymmen has agreed to participate in the “Pie Your Prof” charity event.

Friday, October 12, 2018

10th International Symposium held by Confucius Institute in Waterloo

The International Symposium on Cultural Identity and Confidence in the Era of Post-multiculturalism was successfully held in Waterloo by Renison University College and the Confucius Institute in Waterloo from September 28 to October 3, 2018.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Annual Life Safety Systems Testing

Inspection and testing of the facility life-safety systems is required annually.  Our service provider, Tyco/Simplex-Grinnell, is on-site Thursday August 23rd – Tuesday August 28th, along with numerous contractors.

The inspection will involve ringing the fire bells, which is scheduled for this Monday, August 27.  This involves short, intermittent ringing throughout the day.  Evacuation is not required unless directed by Facilities staff in person.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Renison mourns the passing of its last living Founder

Harvey Southcott stands at a microphone

It is with sadness, but with profound gratitude, that Renison University College relays the news that our last living founder, The Venerable Harvey Southcott, passed away on August 6, 2018 at the age of 93.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Message from Chair of Renison's Board of Governors

Headshot of The Rev. Canon Matthew Griffin, Chair of the Board of Governors

Renison's Board of Governors thanks President Wendy Fletcher for accomplishments of first term; hopeful President will accept second term

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