Student fundraiser makes the cut

Haircuts for Hope

students get their haircut at fundraiser

On January 23, the Renison Academic Student Council (RASC) and Social Development Studies Society partnered with hair stylists from Voila Hair Salon to provide reasonably priced haircuts and trims for the University of Waterloo community and to the public for their first fundraising event of the term! The event raised nearly $500, and proceeds will be going to Monica Place - an organization that supports young women on their journey through motherhood.  

EAS Info Session, Food Fair, visit from Consul General Kan Jeong-sik

Wednesday, February 11 will be a busy day for the East Asian Studies (EAS) department - they have three important events happening that afternoon!
 
  • the EAS Info Session, 1:00-1:30, REN 0203: an information session for interested students that talks about EAS classes, the EAS minor, and how it can advance your career. 
  • the EAS Food Fair, 1:30-3:00, Great Hall Extension: come and sample specialties from China, Japan, and Korea, and learn more about the EAS programs at Renison.
  • Korean Consul General Kan Jeong-sik delivers a lecture on "The Korean Peninsula and Korea's Relations with its Neighbors," 2:30-3:50 pm, REN 2106: come and join us for this free lecture from the distinguished Korean Consul General.

Renison library innovations featured in book

Tony Tin, Director, Library and Information Services, has been working on a project in the library that uses Near Field Communication (NFC). Visitors can use their devices to access the library services digital brochure with a simple tap of an NFC-enabled "library smartcard". This project has been documented in the book Near Field Communication: Recent Developments and Library ImplicationsYou can access the ebook on our website.

In related news, Tony and Alice Schmidt Hanbidge were invited to give a presentation on their mobile info literacy project at the E-Learning in Libraries Symposium at Ryerson University on November 14th, 2014. You can watch their presentation online.

Study in China info session

Do you know a student that would like to spend six weeks in China and earn a UWaterloo credit? The Study in China summer program is now accepting applications for up to 25 travellers. From May 8 to June 21, students spend five weeks studying at Nanjing University, and one week travelling to various locations around China. The info session will be happening on February 2, 4:00 pm, in REN 2103. For more information, contact Damaris McKinley or visit the event webpage.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week brings guest speakers to Renison

On Friday, Feb. 6, from 12:00-1:30, Renison will be hosting two guest speakers who will talk about their experiences with eating disorders to recognize Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW). EDAW is celebrated in Canada from February 1-7, 2015. Run by the National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC), the goal of this week is to provide information and resources on eating disorders and food/weight preoccupation, as well as to spread awareness to the general public. 

In the media: SSW's suicide intervention training 

The suicide intervention training that our BSW students received earlier this month has been featured in The Record
 

As of January 1, 2015, our new daily coin parking rate will be $6.00

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