News archive - August 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Professor Denise Marigold a contributor in massive study where fewer than half of psychology studies replicated

From a University of Waterloo news release:

Fewer than half of psychology studies published can replicate their original results, according to University of Waterloo researchers involved in the most comprehensive investigation ever conducted on the rate and predictors of reproducibility in a field of science.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Professor Jeff Wilson talks about adopting Buddhist rituals to mourn

Professor Jeff Wilson was asked to speak on New England Public Radio, discussing parents who are adopting a Buddhist ritual to mourn miscarriage and abortion. “Kuyo rituals are an ancient format of Japanese Buddhist practice. But kuyo for mizuko, for a departed child spirit, so far as we can tell, really only goes back to the post-World War II situation,” explains Professor Wilson.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Language courses at Renison put community members in the classroom, locally and around the globe

Isabella Marchand at a tea farm in China

Isabella Marchand at a tea farm in Hangzhou, China

When Isabella Marchand signed up for the Study in China program through Renison University College, she didn’t speak a word of Mandarin.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Personnel news: Christina Parker, Amir Al-Azraki, Winona Phachanla

A note from Principal Wendy Fletcher: I am pleased to share news regarding additions and changes within our Renison community. Effective August 1st, two lecturers will be joining the Renison team.

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