Renison raises Rainbow Flag for Pride Month

Pride flag flies at RenisonOn June 1, Renison University College raised the Rainbow flag on its flagpole in recognition of Pride Month, which runs for the month of June. A second Rainbow flag hangs in Renison’s Great Hall. Renison proudly flies the Rainbow flag, alongside the Canadian, Renison, and Anglican Church of Canada flags in support of members of the LGBTQ2+ community, both inside and outside the college.

Read the full story, with comment from Renison's new Academic Dean, Kofi Campbell.

Builders Club grows sustainability at Renison

A crowd gathers at the silent auction tableOn June 1, Renison’s Builders Club held its second annual fundraising evening. Bringing together a wide range of community members, the event supported the Club’s prioritized project, to reduce the college’s energy use and help Renison increase its environmental sustainability.

Read the full story, with comment from Caroline Tanswell, Director of External Relations and Internal Communications.

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Renison at Congress 2017

Student thesis analyzes social work schools' response to Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Garrison McClearyGarrison McCleary, a student in Social Development Studies at Renison University College, was curious to know how schools of social work in Ontario are responding to the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. His findings, contained within his honours thesis, were presented to the Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE) at Congress 2017.

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Prof. Robert Case presents new research on community engagement and water issues

Rob Case at Waterstock 2017Renison professor Robert Case (Social Development Studies) presented at two conferences of Congress 2017. Case presented new research looking at both how communities engage on water issues and how narratives around water scarcity are used to frame issues and motivate community action.  

Read the full story, with comment from Prof. Robert Case.

Renison hosts National Gathering of Anglican Campus Chaplains

Anglican chaplains at RenisonOn Monday, June 5, Anglican campus chaplains from across Canada travelled to Waterloo as Renison University College hosted a three-day gathering on behalf of the Anglican Church of Canada, the first such meeting in approximately a decade. Campus chaplains from several Ontario universities as well as the  University of Victoria and McGill University gathered at Renison to discuss, share, and equip themselves to address issues facing students and other members of their university communities. During this meeting, Renison's chaplain, The Rev. Canon Megan Collings-Moore, was elected Convener of this developing national association of Anglican campus chaplains.

Read the full story, with comment from The Rev. Canon Megan Collings-Moore, Chaplain.

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