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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Confucius Institute celebrates 10th anniversary

Confucius Institute 10th Anniversary ribbon cutting

The Confucius Institute in Waterloo, based at Renison University College, celebrated its tenth anniversary on July 12, 2017. A celebration was held at the College to commemorate this special occasion and to recognize the good work the Confucius Institute has done in furthering the understanding and appreciation of both the language and culture of China at the University of Waterloo and in the KW community.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Distinguished Alumnus appointed to Order of Canada

Rick Green at Renison Founders Day 2017

Renison University College’s most recent Distinguished Alumnus, Rick Green, was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada (insignia seen below) on June 30, 2017.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Preserving collective memory of Renison: VoiceThread Project

Students show project done through VoiceThread

Tony Tin (Renison Librarian), Daniel Bratton (Renison Faculty), and Kyle Scholz (Centre for Teaching Excellence) have been involved in a VoiceThread pilot project during the Winter 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Renison professor serves as historical consultant for new “Boat People” Heritage Minute

Vinh Nguyen

Renison professor Vinh Nguyen has served as a historical consultant for the most recent Heritage Minute describing the story of the “boat people” refugees that came to Canada from Southeast Asia beginning in the late 1970s. The 60,000 cohort of “boat people” in 1979-1980 was the largest single intake of refugees in Canadian history.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Educational tech that’s helping to share the stories of Canada’s history

Kids use virtual reality headsets

Further media coverage for Renison professor’s Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation project

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