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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Renison Associate Professor Trish Van Katwyk empowers young people to explore resilience through collaborative art making

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.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Director of Confucius Institute in Waterloo receives national Chinese award for literary work

Yan Li gives a speech at awards ceremony

The director of the Confucius Institute in Waterloo, based at Renison, has been recognized with two awards for her outstanding works of literature.

In December, Prof. Yan Li travelled to China to receive the People's Literature Award (Best Creative Non-Fiction for 2018) for her work Green Mountains Everywhere.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Renison board member appointed to the Order of Canada

Photo of Keith Hipel

Professor Keith Hipel, a member of the Board of Governors of Renison University College, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General Julie Payette on January 2, 2018.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Timothy Gianotti awarded Senate 150th Anniversary Medal at ceremony in Parliament

Senate 150th Anniversary Medal

On November 29, Timothy Gianotti, professor of Studies in Islam at Renison University College, was awarded the Senate 150th Anniversary Medal at a ceremony in the Senate Chambers in Ottawa.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Renison’s international travel fund renamed as memorial to strong supporter of College’s mission

Photo of Rita Lee-Chui

Longtime friend and donor to Renison University College, Rita Lee-Chui, made a significant gift to Renison in 2007, by donating her art collection to the College. At the time she made the donation, she laughingly told Caroline Tanswell, Director of External Relations, that this was Renison’s nest egg, to be used when she was no longer with us.

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