COVID-19 Updates

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

COVID-19 information

In observance of public health recommendations and in keeping with announcements from the University of Waterloo, the following initiatives are now in place at Renison University College:

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Renison Celebrates Hybrid-style Founders' Day

Founders day sign with white letters on a black background. In the foreground is the top of the Renison podium.

Just a few days ago, on Thursday, April 28, Renison celebrated Founders’ Day for the first time since 2019. Typically an in-person celebration, this event brings together Renison’s staff, faculty, students, donors and alumni to celebrate our shared values and to bestow honours on certain members of our community who embody these values. In recognition of current health precautions, this year’s event was held in a hybrid format with thirty guests celebrating in-person and another hundred joining online.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Renison announces the hiring of Dr. Chizuru Nobe-Ghelani to the School of Social Work

Renison is pleased to announce that our recent competition for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work has ended successfully with the hiring of Dr. Chizuru Nobe-Ghelani, who will officially join the Renison team on July 1, 2022.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Dr. Colleen McMillan and Dr. Alice Schmidt Hanbidge to join KDE Hub as Scientific Co-Directors

The Renison-hosted Knowledge Development and Exchange (KDE) Hub for Mental Health Promotion will welcome two Renison faculty members as Scientific Co-Directors this Spring, Dr. Colleen McMillan and Dr. Alice Schmidt Hanbidge. Both professors within Renison’s School of Social Work, Drs. McMillan and Hanbidge will continue to advance the goals of the KDE Hub to create new knowledge, build community and capacity, and strengthen systemic supports for helping mental health promotion flourish across Canada.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Renison University College signs the Scarborough Charter

Renison University College is pleased to continue its anti-racism work by becoming a signatory of the Scarborough Charter. The Charter, created after over a year of collective work includes a set of principles, actions, and accountabilities to redress anti-Black racism and foster Black inclusion in universities and colleges across Canada. Signatories of the Charter agree to redress anti-Black racism and promote Black inclusion, and become part of the Inter-institutional Forum.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Renison welcomes Dr. Kristiina Montero Incoming Vice-President, Academic and Dean

Dr. Kristiina Montero headshot

Dr. Montero will begin at Renison in January 2022

Article by Nancy Schnarr, Communications Manager, Renison

Monday, December 6, 2021

Renison appoints new Chaplain

It is with great celebration that we announce the appointment of Rev. Scott McLeod as Renison’s incoming Chaplain. He will begin in his role as Renison Chaplain February 1, 2022.

Renison's incoming Chaplain, Rev. Scott McLeod. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Language and Culture Corner – finding ways for students to connect

Four students chat online using video for the Language and Culture Corner

One of the ways that students taking language courses receive support is from their peers, with whom they can practice their language skills. In the Community and Professional Education (CAPE) unit of Renison, the newly established Language and Culture Corner (LCC) program is a way to provide students additional support by connecting them with one another.

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