COVID-19 Updates

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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:

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Our website has a new look!

You may have noticed that we have changed a few things on our home page and in our navigation. We welcome comments and feedback on the new look and feel; we want to make sure it works for all of our visitors!

To send a note, please contact and your comments will be passed along to our web team. 

Friday, May 7, 2021

Renison’s Sakura Japanese Language School Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Renison sign with Sakura on either side.

When we think about a typical Saturday afternoon for a Renison student, we might think of late-risers getting up for lunch in the Renison cafeteria. On Saturday afternoons, however, instead of young adults strolling through the atrium, you may see a crowd of young children. They are getting ready to participate in the Sakura Japanese Language School, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Since April of 2020, Sakura students have been studying online and this milestone, like many over the past year, was marked by a special online event last weekend.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Sector-wide racism task force tops the Calls to Action from the ConversAction Anti-Racism Summit

ConversAction Anti-Racism Summit Report cover

Just over a year ago, in November 2019, the ballroom of the Inn of Waterloo was buzzing with activity as the ConversAction Anti-Racism Summit began, co-hosted by Renison University College and the University of Wat

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

SDS Faculty members Dr. Craig Fortier and Dr. Christina Parker named Associate Professors

At last week’s Board of Governor’s meeting on April 28, Renison’s Board unanimously passed the Motion to promote Social Development Studies (SDS) faculty members Dr. Craig Fortier and Dr. Christina Parker to the rank of Associate Professor, with tenure. Their community-engaged work aligns with Renison’s core values, by contributing to a more just and equitable world.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Kristina Llewellyn Publication awarded 2021 Outstanding Book Award

Congratulations! Oral history, education, and justice. Winner of 2021 society of professors of education outstanding book award.

This past week, Social Development Studies faculty member Dr. Kristina R. Llewellyn’s most recent book Oral History, Education, and Justice: Possibilities and Limitations for Redress and Reconciliation (co-edited with Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook) was awarded the Society of Professors of Education 2021 Outstanding Book Award. 

Monday, April 12, 2021

The BASE program is expanding!

Renison is proud to announce that we have signed an agreement with the University of Waterloo to offer the Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE) program to students in the Faculty of Mathematics, commencing this summer. With the signing of Math, Renison now provides all English language pathway provision for the University of Waterloo. The addition of the Faculty of Math to the BASE program will represent approximately 150-300 additional students studying at Renison each year.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

VPAD Announcement

Dear members of the Renison Community,

It is with a mixture of emotions that I announce that Dr. Kofi Campbell, Renison’s Vice President, Academic and Dean, has accepted the position of Provost and Vice-President Academic at Brandon University in Manitoba. Certainly, we are delighted for Kofi as this new position presents a wonderful opportunity for his continued development as a senior administrator in Canadian higher education.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Renison’s KDE Hub hosts first-annual symposium!

4 photo montage with KDE Hub logo in the centre. Photos are screenshots of the online conference sessions.

Last week was an exciting time in the world of Renison’s KDE Hub, as they held their first annual KDE Hub Symposium Jan 25-27! Though originally envisioned as an in-person event, the symposium was fully virtual and hosted over 120 participants from seven time zones and 11 Canadian provinces and territories. Participants included representation from all 20 projects funded by the Mental Health Promotion Innovation Fund (MHP-IF), the Public Health Agency of Canada, the KDE Hub extended family (Secretariat, Hub Resource Collaborative, and consultants), and invited guests who share interests with the MHP-IF, such as health equity, cultural safety, and social determinants of mental health.

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