COVID-19 Updates

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Monday, March 30, 2020

COVID-19 information - updated Monday, March 30 at 4:45pm

In observance of public health recommendations and in keeping with announcements from the University of Waterloo, the following initiatives are now in place at Renison University College:

Work from Home

Employees will continue to work from home until further notice to help support the ongoing functions of the University and academic success for students. 

Degree Program Spring Term will start on May 11, 2020

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Three students from Renison participate annual Ontario Japanese Speech Contest

Group photo of winners at the Japanese Speech Contest

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, three University of Waterloo students who are studying Japanese at Renison participated in the 38th annual Ontario Japanese Speech Contest. All three worked hard on their speeches with their teachers Fumie-sensei, Eri-sensei and Mizusa-sensei.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Renison Alumna Marjorie-Ann Knight uses Rhythm and Blues to celebrate Black History Month in Cambridge

Rhythm and Blues Poster

Marjorie-Ann Knight, a Renison BSW alumna, will be helping to lead an event to recognize Black History Month in Cambridge this weekend, Saturday February 29 at the Idea Exchange in Queen’s Square.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

SDS faculty member Kelly Laurila uses song and drumming to support Wet’suwet’en

Group pf people standing in a circle Renison's hallway. Kelly Laurila, centre, drums and sings.

Last week, a busy hallway in Renison was filled with the sound of song and drumming in support of the Wet’suwet’en people, who are currently protesting the building of a pipeline through their traditional territory in British Columbia.

Friday, January 31, 2020

“You have changed my life”: Kirsten's Story

Kirsten and her dog, near the plaque with Eva Leflar's name on it.

"This award has changed my life. I have nothing but sincere gratitude and hope that you understand the immense impact you have made not only on my life in university, but the opportunities you have afforded me that will follow me the rest of my life." - Kirsten

Friday, January 31, 2020

Renison Recollections: Renison in the 1960s

Renison Residence, built in 1962, with a parking lot and 1960s cars.

We are the old-timers, a sometimes overlooked generation of Renison grads. Born after World War 2, we were the first wave of baby-boomers to swell student populations of Ontario universities in the 1960s, many of which did not exist a decade or two earlier, Waterloo and Renison included.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Professor Yan Li wins Chinese literary prize

Yan Li headshot

Professor Yan Li, part of the Culture and Language Studies department, was recently awarded winner in the prose category of the Fangzhimin Literary Prize, an award first launched in 2019. 

Monday, January 6, 2020

Project directed by Dr. Kristina Llewellyn featured on CBC

Woman wearing virtual reality goggles and headphones.

The Digital Oral Histories for Reconciliation (DOHR) project hit the news again in December, featured on CBC's The National. The project is directed by Renison's Dr. Kristina Llewellyn, and uses virtual reality (VR) to tell personal accounts of abuse at the ‘Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.’ It is the first time in Canada that personal storytelling and immersive technology has been used in this way, allowing students to fully engage in the subject matter, and then participate in discussion.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

In Memoriam: The Right Reverend Clarence Mitchell

The Renison community mourns the passing of the Right Reverend Clarence Mitchell. 

Mitchell has many ties to Renison. He was named an Honorary Senior Fellow in the 1980s, and he ordained our President, Dr. Wendy Fletcher, when she became a deacon.  

More details can be found on the Anglican Diocese of Niagara's website

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