Category Archives: 2014

New smartphone app helps users ‘Buy Local, Eat Smart, Get Healthy’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WESTERN UNIVERSITY NOVEMBER 21, 2014 Western University researchers and partners released the SmartAPPetite app today, providing Southwestern Ontarians customized tips about local food, healthy eating, recipes, and information about local farmers and food providers. As part of an effort to connect the region to healthy, local food options, the smartphone app promotes…

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Encore Screening of 25%: A Documentary to be held at Brescia

News Release Monday, November 3, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LONDON, ON – Brescia will play host to a screening of 25%: A Documentary, which addresses the issue of women in politics. As Canada’s only women’s university, it is fitting that Brescia would host the evening event, which hopes to see close to 100 people in…

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Brescia graduates recognized for community and alumnae engagement

News Release September 22, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Three Brescia alumnae were recently honoured and recognized for their contributions to Brescia, to their communities, and to their alma matter at the 2014 Homecoming Luncheon held on Sunday, September 21 at Brescia. Mary Kay Kelly (’57) and Nora Newton (’57) received the Carmelle…

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Brescia pays tribute to past Principals at Baccalaureate Ceremony

News Release June 16, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – As part of its annual Baccalaureate and Magisterial Exercises, held at St. Peter’s Basilica yesterday, Brescia University College honoured its past ten Principals, who helped shape Brescia into Canada’s only all women’s university. Brescia was founded in 1919 by the Ursuline Religious of the…

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Sisters of St. Joseph Bursary at Brescia First of its Kind

Media Advisory June 13, 2014   Brescia leadership and other special guests from the London community will be on hand to celebrate the graduation of Jennifer Vale, who is the first recipient of the Sisters of St. Joseph Bursary at Brescia. The ceremony will recognize the Sisters of St. Joseph and Ontario Works for their…

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Brescia professor brings home triple honours

News Release May 6, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Dr. Alicia Garcia, Chair of the Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences program at Brescia University College, received a national award in Ottawa on April 25th at the National President’s Gala Dinner held by the Canadian Association of Foodservice Professionals (CAFP). This national win…

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Dragon’s Den-type event extends reach for Brescia University College

News Release April 28, 2014 For Immediate Release London, ON – Nineteen women, through their philanthropic efforts, have helped make Brescia’s signature public speaking contest – Take the Lead – a national event. Tracey Rutledge, Executive Director of the Foundation and Director of Alumnae Relations at Brescia, founded Brescia Connect in the fall of this…

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Researchers awarded $50K to improve food culture in high schools

News Release April 25, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Professors at Brescia University College have been awarded a $50,000 Healthy Eating in Secondary Schools grant from the Ontario Ministry of Education to launch a university peer nutrition education program at Oakridge Secondary School later this month. FRESH (Food Resources and Education for Student Health)…

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Brescia hosts OHEA conference and media food personality

News Release February 26, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia will host the 35th annual Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) Student Conference in collaboration with the London Home Economics Association (LHEA) on Saturday, March 1. This is Brescia’s second time hosting this conference in collaboration with the Student Human Ecology Association (SHEA). This…

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Cultural Festival celebrates Brescia students from around the world

News Release January 22, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Hosted by the International Program, Brescia’s annual Cultural Festival takes place on Thursday, January 23. The event will celebrate the spirit of multiculturalism at Brescia and will include a variety of ethnic foods to taste, traditions to learn about, and music, dancing, and poetry…

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Female Entrepreneurship to receive needed boost

January 16, 2014 News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON –Students pursuing post-secondary education in London are invited to a Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative Showcase on Wednesday, January 22nd from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Brescia University College. The event will show women from Western University, King’s University College, Huron University College, Fanshawe College, and Brescia…

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