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News archive - January 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020

“You have changed my life”: Kirsten's Story

Kirsten and her dog, near the plaque with Eva Leflar's name on it.

"This award has changed my life. I have nothing but sincere gratitude and hope that you understand the immense impact you have made not only on my life in university, but the opportunities you have afforded me that will follow me the rest of my life." - Kirsten

Friday, January 31, 2020

Renison Recollections: Renison in the 1960s

Renison Residence, built in 1962, with a parking lot and 1960s cars.

We are the old-timers, a sometimes overlooked generation of Renison grads. Born after World War 2, we were the first wave of baby-boomers to swell student populations of Ontario universities in the 1960s, many of which did not exist a decade or two earlier, Waterloo and Renison included.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Professor Yan Li wins Chinese literary prize

Yan Li headshot

Professor Yan Li, part of the Culture and Language Studies department, was recently awarded winner in the prose category of the Fangzhimin Literary Prize, an award first launched in 2019. 

Monday, January 6, 2020

Project directed by Dr. Kristina Llewellyn featured on CBC

Woman wearing virtual reality goggles and headphones.

The Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation (DOHR) project hit the news again in December, featured on CBC's The National. The project is directed by Renison's Dr. Kristina Llewellyn, and uses virtual reality (VR) to tell personal accounts of abuse at the ‘Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.’ It is the first time in Canada that personal storytelling and immersive technology has been used in this way, allowing students to fully engage in the subject matter, and then participate in discussion.

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