Category Archives: 2012

New Foods Services Manager to add flavor to Brescia

December 10, 2012 London, ON –London, ON –Brescia’s new residence complex and dining pavilion, opening in September 2013, will be accompanied by a new Foods Services Manager and master chef Tim D’Souza who has already made a name for himself in the industry and on campus. He is currently delighting students, staff, and the general public with…

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Take the lead public speaking contest to award full-year scholarship

November 1, 2012 London, ON –On Saturday, November 10th, women from diverse backgrounds across Ontario will compete for a one-year full academic scholarship to Brescia University College. The day-long event will be held at Brescia. The Take the Lead public speaking contest welcomes females in Grades 11 or 12 to participate in the one-of-a-kind contest, which is held…

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Long-awaited “FRESH” program to launch at Western and Brescia

October 29, 2012 London, ON – After much hard work and preparation, the graduate students in the Masters of Foods and Nutritional Sciences program at Brescia University College, under the guidance of Dr. Paula Dworatzek and Dr. June Matthews, are proud to see the official launch of the FRESH (Food Resources and Education for Student Health)…

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Truppe, Brescia announce International Day of the Girl Scholarship

October 11, 2012 Post-secondary education will be a reality for a London girl FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament for London North Centre and Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, joined by Dr. Colleen Hanycz, Principal of Brescia University College, today announced the creation of theInternational Day of the Girl Scholarship. “Since…

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Brescia students taught by travel through international exchange to Japan

October 3, 2012 London, ON –Back from a 20-day international journey, Chair of Foods and Nutritional Sciences, Dr. Alicia Garcia, along with students Andrea and Gretchen Lee, look back at their unique three-week international exchange program with Wayo Women’s University in Chiba, Japan. Garcia says that it was “a true cultural immersion.” All three women experienced…

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Truppe, Brescia To make major Announcement

October 1, 2012 London, ON –Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament for London North Centre and Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, joined by Dr. Colleen Hanycz, Principal of Brescia University College, will be making a major announcement to mark the inaugural International Day of the Girl. “I am pleased that the Government of Canada – in partnership…

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Best-selling author Susan Swan to speak at Brescia

September 21, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Susan Swan, the critically acclaimed author of The Wives of Bathand What Casanova Told Me, will speak at Brescia University College on September 25th and read from her recently released novel, The Western Light. Set between Southwestern Ontario and the fictional town of Madoc’s Landing on Georgian Bay, The Western Light explores…

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Harry Potter Actress set to take stage at Brescia

September 14, 2012 London, ON –Evanna Lynch, the actress who plays Luna Lovegood in the famous Harry Potter film franchise, will speak at Brescia University College on October 11th. The talk, in celebration of International Day of the Girl is a part of Brescia’s annual Sophia Series, a lecture series showcasing women who embody leadership, or…

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Brescia professor examines packed lunched in CIHR funded study

September 7, 2012 London, ON –Dr. Paula Dworatzek, Associate Professor of Foods and Nutritional Sciences at Brescia University College, together with Dr. Marina Salvadori, Pediatrician, and Ms. Lesley Macaskill, lecturer and former public health nutritionist have developed a unique study, “Let’s Understand Nutrition and Children’s Health in Elementary School” (L.U.N.C.H.E.S.), for which they have received a…

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Brescia Beginning – Mother Clare Gaukler

September 5th, 2012 Transcript of the 2012 Foundress Day Address Truth, wisdom, justice, compassion, confident hope – these are some of the core values of the Ursuline Sisters. We believe in the transformative power of education! We believe in the power of women! At the beginning of the 1900’s, new, exciting advancements in education were…

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Brescia professor makes healthy eating simple

September 4, 2012 London, ON –Dr. Len Piché, a professor in Foods and Nutritional Sciences at Brescia University College, has created a new way to educate consumers about what they put into their grocery carts. And this might help parents pack more nutritious lunches for their children this fall. Piché provides unique information about foods grown…

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Brescia and London Life help young girls to Take the LEAD

August 8, 2012 London, ON – August 8, 2012 Thanks to a contribution through the national corporate citizenship program of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, eight campers who would otherwise be unable to participate, will attend Brescia University College’s Girls LEAD summer camp. Brescia’s Principal, Dr. Colleen Hanycz, has seen first-hand what community involvement can bring…

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Alumna ‘Adds’ another project to her list of achievements

July 17, 2012 London, ON – Brescia University College alumna, Chwen Johnson, was awarded the Speaking of Food and Healthy Living award for the Central and Southern Ontario Region at the Dietitians of Canada national conference this May. This award was created in 1998 and is in recognition of collaborative efforts that help Canadians practise healthy…

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The use of song enhances french aquisition

June 15 2012 London, ON – Dr. Nadine de Moras, a professor of French at Brescia University College, teaches French in a manner that is different from that of most language instructors. Based on her research, her 20 years of experience in teaching, and the attention she pays to both the curriculum and the students’ needs, she…

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2012 marks the first rink ceremony for Brescia grads and much more

June 7, 2012 London, ON – Brescia University College is proud to acknowledge the achievements of its graduates and graduands in a two-day celebration that features a new ring tradition, a high-profile speaker, an honorary degree recipient, and a spectacular procession down Brescia Lane. On Sunday, June 17, Brescia will hold its 90th Baccalaureate ceremony and…

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Brescia alum honoured with honorary degree

June 6, 2012 London, ON –On Monday, June 18th at 3 p.m. as part of Western’s Convocation Ceremony, Brescia alumna Joan Francolini will add an honorary degree from The University of Western Ontario to her lengthy list of achievements and recognitions. Francolini is a Brescia University College and University of Western Ontario graduate from the class…

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Inspired women win Lululemon prizes on Facebook

May 10, 2012 London, ON – Brescia University College launched a Facebook competition this spring to inspire young women to exchange a few words about how one woman in their lives inspired them to be better. The contest, dubbed “Women of Inspiration,” offered an opportunity for participants to walk away with a $350 Lululemon Gift card…

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Brescia students travel to Japan for international exchange

April 30, 2012 London, ON – In June, three Brescia students will be attending a Brescia University College credited course while at a women’s university in Chiba, Japan. On the three-week exchange, Wayo Women’s University will host the students Andrea Green, and Gretchen Lee, and the Chair of the Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Dr.…

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Brescia Food and Nutritional Science Chair recognized by Toronto peers

April 18 , 2012 London, ON – Brescia University College professor and Chair of the Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences Dr. Alicia Garcia, PhD, RD, CFE5 was awarded Champion of Education and Training, Educator, from the Canadian Association of Foodservice and Professionals (CAFP) — Toronto Branch. Dr. John Mitchell, Academic Dean of Brescia, says,…

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Kleinknecht gets Brescia nod with the Award for Excellence in Teaching

April 17, 2012 London, ON – Dr. Steve Kleinknecht, Assistant Professor of Sociology, has been awarded the Brescia University College Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2012. The award will be presented at Convocation on June 18th. Recipients of the award are members of the faculty who have made an outstanding contribution to the academic development…

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Brescia enthuses young women to “Take the Lead”

It will be a public speaking competition like no other when Grade 11 and Grade 12 students take to the podium at Brescia University College’s annual Take the Lead competition. This is the fourth year the public speaking competition is being organized by Brescia and the Institute for Women in Leadership (iWIL). “The event really…

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Groundbreaking Ceremony at Brescia brings excitement to campus

March 16, 2012 London, ON –Brescia University College will break ground on its largest building project to date — a new residence and dining pavilion — at 11  a.m. on Tuesday, April 3. Principal Colleen Hanycz will be joined by students, faculty, staff, alumnae, members of the Foundation, Council of Trustees, and guests at the…

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International Women’s Day Speaker knows how to overcome odds

March 1, 2012 The International  Women’s Day Lecture The Making of a Spice Goddess: Education, Identity, and  Female Empowerment with Bal Arneson, The Food Network’s spice Goddess Thursday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. Brescia  Auditorium, Admission by Donation, Free Parking London, ON –Two-time national bestselling author with a hit Food Network  cooking show, Bal Arneson is an…

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Brescia students post positive answers to 2011 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

January 27 , 2012 London, ON – Brescia results from the 2011 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) were very promising and reinforced the assumption that a small primarily undergraduate institution provides a nurturing and empowering environment for its students. Fourth-year students Of particular note was the confidence that fourth-year Brescia University College students have…

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