On Thursday, May 28, Renison hosted Rae Spoon, a transgender indie musician and artist who recently published the book “Gender Failure”. Rae's talk about exploring gender identity was well-received and enjoyed by a full house in the Dunker Family Lounge.
Sharing oral accounts from darker parts of Canadian history is imperative to the development of empathy and social conscientiousness in future generations, according to research by Professor Kristina Llewellyn, a professor in Social Development Studies at Renison University College at the University of Waterloo.
A 50,000 word essay by YanLi was published as the feature story in the May 2015 issue of Writer Magazine in China. “Why Birds Sing?” is composed by letters Yan Li had written to a French Canadian writer who lives in Montreal, Quebec, and discusses issues regarding cultural differences, comparative literatures, gender roles, historical and political events, and academic exchanges between Canada and China.