Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Making a difference with the Jacob Hillerby Memorial Bursary

Jacob Hillerby with his mother, father and sister.

Photo: Jacqui and Richard Hillerby with Jacob and his sister, Robin. 

Originally published in The Kincardine Record. Read the original HERE.  

To the Editor:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Reconciliation instructor featured on CBC KW

Kelly Laurila in the radio station at CBC

Kelly Laurila, instructor of Reconciliation: Discussions and Implications of Settler Peoples in Canada, was featured on CBC KW's Morning Edition last Wednesday, March 13. In addition to her insights about what reconciliation means, she offers a glimpse into what the course will be like for students.  

Friday, March 15, 2019

Op-ed: arguments in autism debate in Ontario have missed the mark.

Originally published in The Record, March 15, 2019:


Arguments in autism debate in Ontario have missed the mark

By Margaret Gibson (professor of social work and social development studies at Renison University College)

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.

Friday, November 23, 2018

New book by Douglas Cowan explores the dark and religious imagination of Stephen King

Cover of book: America's Dark Theologian: the Religious Imagination of Stephen King (Douglas E. Cowan)

On November 7, Douglas Cowan, a professor of Religious Studies at Renison University College, launched his latest book America's Dark Theologian: The Relgious Imagination of Stephen King here at the College.

King, a prolific author that has sold over 300 million copies of his 70 books, is best known for his horror fiction, including IT, The Shining, Pet Cemetery, and Carrie.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Denise Marigold talks about the power of compliments on PRI podcast

Photo of Denise Marigold in a library

The podcast The Science of Happiness recently featured Denise Marigold, a professor of Social Development Studies at Renison, to speak about the power of compliments. An area of study for Prof.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Confucius Institute's workshop gives teachers the skills they need

Attendees sit in a classroom, listening to a presentation

How do you best communicate the intricacies of a language? It's not an easy question to answer, but on Saturday, November 17, the Confucius Institute (CI) in Waterloo, housed at Renison University College, took on the challenge.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Pie your prof...for charity

Pie your Prof. Presented by The Youth Connection. Enter the raffle and win a chance to throw a pie at Prof. Hymmen! Tickets will

At the request of a former student, Prof. Peter Hymmen has agreed to participate in the “Pie Your Prof” charity event.

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