News archive - May 2021

Monday, May 31, 2021

Renison lowers flags to honour the 215 children whose remains were found at a residential school in Kamloops

Renison flags lowered. Four flags are shown, Canadian, Renison, LGBTQ Pride, Transgender.

215 children. Renison joins with communities across the country who are mourning the young lives cut short, and who never returned home. We grieve with the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc people, and all Indigenous communities, who are dealing with the unimaginable. Our flags have been placed at half-mast as a small gesture to honour those lives.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Renison receives funding for Virtual Learning Initiatives

The University of Waterloo recently announced that almost $1.5 million has been awarded to the university for projects intended to expand the possibilities of traditional and life-long learning through the accelerated use of both online and hybrid learning. Of this funding, Renison received nearly $140,000.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Renison Culture and Language Studies Student wins top prize at 2021 Japan Canada Academic Consortium

Opening slide of winning presentation. Title reads, Digital Resilience and Communication. Includes small photos of group members

Sophia P is a driven, hardworking second year student. This year, she focused her international interests into a winning project at this year’s Japan Canada Academic Consortium (JACAC). One of two students sent by the University of Waterloo to the event, Sophia is also a student of Renison; having taken Japanese and Korean culture and society courses within the Culture and Language Studies department. In addition, she has also participated in the Conversation Partner Program, run by Renison’s International Office.

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

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