Part REN BRC 4.7.1 - Board of Governors Chairman Carl Dunker, Bishop of Huron George Luxton and Mrs. Elizabeth Renison Participating in the Renison College Official Dedication, October 1959

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Board of Governors Chairman Carl Dunker, Bishop of Huron George Luxton and Mrs. Elizabeth Renison Participating in the Renison College Official Dedication, October 1959

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  • Source of title proper: Cuthbert Brandt, G. (2008). Bold and Courageous Dreams : A History of Renison University College, 1959-2009. Waterloo, Ont. : Renison University College. p. 13

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CA Renison University College Archives REN BRC-REN BRC 4.-REN BRC 4.7.1

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  • 2016-11-30 (Distribution)
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    Renison University College Archives
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    Waterloo, Ont.
  • 2016-11 (Reproduction)
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    Renison University College Archives
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    Waterloo, Ont.
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    Renison University College Archives
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    Waterloo, Ont.
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    Renison College
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    Waterloo, Ont.

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1 grayscale jpg 938 x 1157 pixels

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(January 14, 1959-July 9, 2008)

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In October 1956, Bishop George Luxton of the Huron Diocese, asked the Rev. Harvey E. Southcott, then priest of the Church of the Holy Saviour in Waterloo, to act as chaplain to Anglican students attending Waterloo College (Now Wilfred Laurier University.) Also in 1956, Gerald Hagey, first lay president of Waterloo College envisioned the "Waterloo College Associate Faculties, a non-denominational science faculty affiliated with Waterloo College. The Rev. Southcott persuaded the Huron Diocese to consider the possibility of an Anglican College in Kitchener-Waterloo and in January 1957 Bishop Luxton called a meeting of the Great Chapter of the Deanery of Waterloo to discuss the purchase of land near Waterloo College, which passed with majority assent. In October 1958, the Waterloo Deanery approved the incorporation of a collegiate body and the purchase of 193 Albert street in Waterloo and assumed responsibility for raising the funds. On January 14th, 1959 the College received a charter under the Ontario Corporations Act of 1953. By January of 1965, the College had built it's second building, a men's residence. In 1968 then principal Wynn Rees encouraged the college to abandon the church college tradition of teaching general arts and instead develop a specialty in two interdisciplinary academic programs in International Studies and Applied Social Science paving the way for future specializations in Social Work, Social Development Studies, East Asian Studies and Studies in Islam. In 1989 Renison College offered it's first East Asian Studies courses. English for Academic Success programs started in the summer of 1994. In 1999, Renison College graduated it's first class in the Bachelor's of Social Work. The 2000's saw rapid expansion of the English Learning Institute (English as a second language) and in East Asian Studies courses. In July 2008, Renison College changed it's name to Renison University College

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Willed to Renison University College in c/o Gail Cuthbert Brandt July 1999 from the estate of George Everett Bristol Renison. Willed to George Everett Bristol Renison by his father Bishop Robert John Renison.

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Board of Governors Chairman Carl Dunker, Bishop of Huron George Luxton and Mrs. Elizabeth Renison Participating in the Renison College Official Dedication, October 1959. 1 grayscale jpg 938 x 1157 pixels

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Willed to Renison University College in c/o Gail Cuthbert Brandt July 1999 from the estate of George Everett Bristol Renison. Willed to George Everett Bristol Renison by his father Bishop Robert John Renison.

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Original available at Florence Li Tim-Oi Memorial Archives. Lusi Wong library first floor Academic Building, Renison University College

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REN BRC 4.7.1

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Renison University College Archives

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RAD - Rules for Archival Description, Rev. version., Ottawa: Bureau of Canadian Archivists,
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Created: 11.30.2016

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Cuthbert Brandt, G. (2008). Bold and Courageous Dreams : A History of Renison University College, 1959-2009. Waterloo, Ont. : Renison University College.

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