Item REN BRC2.7.1 - Mrs. Renison with Three Bishops at Renison College.

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Mrs. Renison with Three Bishops at Renison College.

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  • Source of title proper: Title from "Renison's Second Building Dedicated" Northland (S.N.: S.D.)

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CA Renison University College Archives REN BRC-REN BRC 2-REN BRC 2.7-REN BRC2.7.1

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  • 1999- (Custody)
    Renison University College Archives
  • 1999- (Collection)
    Reverend Robert John Renison Fonds
    Waterloo, Ont.
  • 1964 (Creation)
    Renison College
    Waterloo, Ont.
    Dedication of Renison Colleges Second building, The Luxton Building.
  • 1964 (Creation)
    Renison, Elizabeth Bristol (1885 - 1975)
    Waterloo, Ont.
    Mrs. Renison at opening of second building at Renison University College.

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1 B&W photograph 5 inches X 7 inches.

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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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((1885- 1975))

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Elizabeth Bristol Renison was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1885. In 1914 she married the Reverend Robert John Renison in Hamilton, Ontario. She died in 1975 in Toronto, Ontario. They had two sons, Robert John Bristol Renison and George Everett Bristol Renison.

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One Black and white photograph of Mrs. Elizabeth Bristol Renison at the Dedication of the Luxton building at Renison University College with (from left to right) The Right Reverend J.A. Watton (Archbishop of Moosonee 1963-1980, Metropolitan of Ontario, 1974-1979), The Right Reverend H.F. Appleyard, and the Right Reverend George Luxton.

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Renison University College Archives

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Revised 10/10/2014
Revised 10/27/2014

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Title and content information from "Renison's Second Building Dedicated" Northland (S.N.: S.D.)

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