Renison friend and supporter Keith Hipel recently received the prestigious Killam Prize for his work in Engineering. The prizes, presented by the Canada Council for the Arts, are awarded to scholars who have made significant contributions to their field.
In a project that is described by a group leader as “empowering,” Renison Associate Professor Trish Van Katwyk recently published a study that explores the way that youth see themselves in the term ‘resilience.’ “Resilience Beyond Risk: Youth Re-defining Resilience Through Collective Art-Making,” used art-making and conversation to explore the ways in which labels that are often applied to young people are understood by young people themselves.
Social Work Week takes place this week, and this year’s theme is "Real Life. Real Expertise. Real Impact." To celebrate, This Week at Renison sat down with some of our faculty to talk about issues that are the focus of their expertise and how they hope to make an impact on the world through research.
Dr. Wendy Fletcher’s title has been revised from Principal to President after a meeting of Renison’s Board of Governors on Wednesday, January 25. The more international work Renison does, the more pressing the need for this change. In the east, in particular, “president” is the commonly recognized title for the head of a College, while “principal” translates to the head of a high school.