News for Current students

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.

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.

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.

Friday, October 2, 2020

A Note of Care and Support

Dear Renison Campus Community,

We know that 2020 has been a challenging year for many reasons. We want to acknowledge and call attention to the fact that so many of these challenges have disproportionately impacted our BIPOC community. We are reaching out today with a virtual note of care and support to our community, along with a reminder to you of resources and supports that are available.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

In support of #ScholarStrike

Dear Renison Community,

Renison University College supports the #ScholarStrike action that is taking place at colleges and universities across North America on September 9 and 10.

We respect and support the rights of all faculty, staff and students who wish to participate in this action. This aligns very closely with the work that Renison has been pursuing in this area including the national anti-racism conference that Renison hosted last November, the anti-racism dialogue hosted by Dr. Kofi Campbell two weeks ago, and the ongoing development of Renison’s anti-racism task force, currently being led by Dr. Kathy Hogarth. We recognize that change can not happen without real action.

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