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.
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.
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.