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Monday, December 11, 2017

Renison’s international travel fund renamed as memorial to strong supporter of College’s mission

Photo of Rita Lee-Chui

Longtime friend and donor to Renison University College, Rita Lee-Chui, made a significant gift to Renison in 2007, by donating her art collection to the College. At the time she made the donation, she laughingly told Caroline Tanswell, Director of External Relations, that this was Renison’s nest egg, to be used when she was no longer with us.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Vinh Nguyen awarded Polanyi Prize for research surrounding refugees in Canada

Photo of Vinh Nguyen

In November, Renison Professor Vinh Nguyen was awarded the prestigious Polanyi Prize for Literature for his work surrounding the issues that face refugees in Canada. Established by Ontario, the prize includes an award of $20,000.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Timothy Gianotti awarded Senate 150th Anniversary Medal at ceremony in Parliament

Senate 150th Anniversary Medal

On November 29, Timothy Gianotti, professor of Studies in Islam at Renison University College, was awarded the Senate 150th Anniversary Medal at a ceremony in the Senate Chambers in Ottawa.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Kristina Llewellyn represents Renison and UWaterloo at launch Equity Knowledge Network

In November, Kristina Llewellyn, as the Renison University College and University of Waterloo representative on the project, joined other academics at the University of Ottawa for the launch of the Réseau de Savoir sur l’Équité / Equity Knowledge Network (RSEKN).

Monday, December 11, 2017

Idrisa Pandit awarded University of Waterloo’s President’s Community Impact Award

Idrisa Pandit stands along side the President of the University of Waterloo and other award winners

On December 2, Renison's Prof. Idrisa Pandit was presented with the Community Impact Award at the President's 60th Anniversary Gala at the University of Waterloo.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Invisible disabilities week speaker (and alumnus) interviewed on CBC radio

Rick Green with a Renison flag

Rick Green will be joining us at Renison University College (Renison) tomorrow October 17, to talk to us about his experience of getting a degree with ADHD. Green was diagnosed years after graduation but has insightful information and advice to share with everyone.

Monday, October 16, 2017

A message to our friends and colleagues from Mexico

Canada and Mexico hands locked together

In the wake of two powerful and devastating earthquakes in Mexico over the past two weeks, the entire community of Renison University College extends its sincere condolences to all those affected.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

New 300 level Korean language classes offered by East Asian Studies

Korean cityscape

Korean Language and Culture Studies is pleased to announce two new advanced Korean language courses.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Confucius Institute celebrates 10th anniversary

Confucius Institute 10th Anniversary ribbon cutting

The Confucius Institute in Waterloo, based at Renison University College, celebrated its tenth anniversary on July 12, 2017. A celebration was held at the College to commemorate this special occasion and to recognize the good work the Confucius Institute has done in furthering the understanding and appreciation of both the language and culture of China at the University of Waterloo and in the KW community.

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