WATERLOO, ON (January 14, 2011) Renison University College celebrates its 51st Founders’ Day on Saturday, January 15, 2011. Evensong and Convocation will take place at 3:00pm at Renison in the Great Hall.
This year Renison will provide live streaming of the Convocation proceedings online. Streaming will be available starting at 1:00pm at www.renison.uwaterloo.ca
During Convocation, Reverend Dr. Brice Balmer will be installed as an Honorary Senior Fellow to recognize his many accomplishments emphasizing the creation of safer and healthier communities for all peoples. He is a strong advocate for those who live in poverty, using advocacy with integrity and bringing to the political system the realities of poverty and life on the margins. Dr. Balmer will be the Convocation Speaker.
Renison will also install retired faculty Susan Hodges Bryant, Ken Mott, and Beverly Bell Rowbotham as Fellows and retired staff Robert Herridge, Virginia Herridge and Maryanne Rose as Honorary Members of Renison University College.
“This is a day in which we pause to remember the contribution of Renison’s Founders by honouring individuals who have continued the work of the College in the spirit of volunteerism, service, and community,” says Dr. Glenn F. Cartwright, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Renison University College.
Founded on January 14, 1959, Renison University College is affiliated with the University of Waterloo. Within the Faculty of Arts, Renison registers undergraduate students in Social Development Studies, an academic program which prepares students for careers in the helping professions and the public service. The College also offers East Asian Studies, English Language Institute programs, and a post-BA Bachelor of Social Work program. It is the home of the University of Waterloo’s Confucius Institute.