Category Archives: 2011

Brescia student wins Morgan award

June 11, 2012 London, ON – Brescia University College MScFN student, Shannon Richter, was awarded the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR)’s prestigious Morgan award for the Central and Southern Ontario Region at the Dietitians of Canada national conference this May. This award is presented in recognition of individual personal achievement of a dietetic intern or…

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Generous gift offers more opportunity for Yogurt Mamas

December 20, 2011 London, ON – Brescia University College’s Dr. Sharareh Hekmat has a little more celebrating to do this Christmas. With a generous $1.06 million gift given to University of Western Ontario, her two starter cultures using donated probiotic will produce more yogurt that will be able to provide disease-fighting nutrition to more people…

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Brescia focuses on international human rights at Breakfast for Bursaries

October 20 , 2011 London, ON – With over 360 attendees braving the rainy Thursday morning, Brescia University College celebrated its 10th Anniversary Breakfast for Bursaries event at the London Convention Centre. This event has raised nearly $350,000 over its 10-year history toward the Eleanore Donnelly Bursary Fund, providing access to education for 10 mature…

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Women examine leadership with hard-hitting documentary

October 18 , 2011 London, ON – Always at the forefront of women’s leadership, Brescia University College and the Institute for Women in Leadership will feature a screening of a provocative, new documentary, Miss Representation, in a Sophia Series event at noon on Tuesday, October 18th. As the most persuasive and pervasive force of communication…

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Brescia faculty pursue certification with labour relations board

July 21, 2011 London, ON – On July 12th the Brescia Faculty Association (BFA) filed an Application for Certification with the Ontario Labour Relations Board. As is required by Ontario law, a certification vote was held. The vote, which took place on July 19th, resulted in unanimous support for the BFA among the undisputed votes…

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Brescia’s 11 new videos highlight the feeling of home

July 14, 2011 London, ON – In a series of 11 professionally produced videos released on Thursday July 14, 2011 Brescia University College addresses many of the variables students consider before deciding upon a specific university for their post-secondary education. Brescia’s Principal, Dr. Colleen Hanycz, explains, “We know that students don’t choose a university to…

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Brescia ackknowledges the achievements of its graduates and graduands with a two-day celebration

London, ON – Brescia University College   acknowledged the achievements of its graduates and graduands in a two-day   celebration this past weekend. On Sunday June 12, 2011 Brescia held its 89th   Baccalaureate ceremony and first-ever Magisterial service at St. Peter’s   Basilica. On Monday June 13, 2011 Brescia students participated in an Alumnae   Luncheon and outdoor Awards…

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Students LEAD workshops prepare high school students for university

July 19, 2011 London, ON – On Thursday August 25, 2011   Brescia University College will launch a two-day workshop, called Students LEAD,   designed to assist female students with their final year of high school and   prepare them for university-level expectations. In a variety of Students LEAD workshop sessions, including:   “Test-taking Tactics;” “Research: Beyond Wikipedia;” and…

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Leadership immersion at the core of Brescia day camps

May 25, 2011 London, ON – A day camp designed to help young women develop self-esteem and feel valued as  individuals will once again be hosted at Brescia University   College this summer. From  July 4 to August 26, Girls LEAD day camp  will offer girls in Grades Three to Eight the opportunity to develop as …

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Brescia poised to build exciting new residence complex

May 11, 2011 London, ON – A number of years ago Brescia University College identified the need to expand and modernize its residence to meet the needs of today’s students. At a meeting of the Brescia Council of Trustees on March 31, financing approval was secured to break ground in 2012 for a residence that…

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High school students Take the Lead in their educational pursuits

April 4, 2011 London, ON – On Saturday April 9, 2011,   more than 20 young women from high schools across Ontario will put their public   speaking skills to the test at Brescia University College. In partnership with   the Institute for Women in Leadership (iWIL), Brescia is hosting its third   Take the Lead High School Public…

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Brescia receives City of London’s Race Relations Recognition award

London, ON – On Monday   March 21, 2011 London’s City Council and Mayor Joe Fontana presented Brescia   University College with the Race Relations Recognition Award in honour of the   dedication that Brescia faculty and staff have given to create an inclusive   environment both on campus and abroad. Each March in celebration of the International Day…

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New Plans to be unveiled at Brescia

March 3, 2011 London, ON – On Tuesday May 10, 2011 Brescia   University College  will announce its plan to build a new low-rise residence. The special community  meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in room 136 of Brescia’s St. James building. Brescia   University College  has invited neighbouring community members, alumnae, faculty, staff, students,  and…

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