Category Archives: 2015

Brescia Appoints 12th Principal

News Release December 11, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Internationally recognized historian of women’s religious experience and accomplished academic administrator has been appointed as Brescia’s next Principal LONDON, ON – The Board of Trustees of Brescia University College is pleased to announce that after a comprehensive search process, Dr. Susan Mumm has been appointed the new…

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W.E. Mean Business… Do you?

News Release October 22, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Presently, only 22% of university aged entrepreneurs are women – a fact that has not gone unnoticed at Canada’s only women’s university. Brescia University College, in partnership with Propel Western and Leap Junction Fanshawe, is pleased to offer a free one-day conference available to…

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Geena Davis Headlines Inaugural BresciaLEAD Awards

News Release October 1, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On April 7, 2016, Academy Award winning actor and gender equality advocate Geena Davis will headline the inaugural BresciaLEAD Awards. This national award celebration is designed to honour exceptional women leaders and organizations from coast-to-coast-to-coast that embody Brescia’s values of leading with wisdom, justice…

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Brescia Highlights Mental Health During Orientation Week

News Release September 8, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – One in five Canadians are affected by mental illness. This fall, as Brescia University College welcomes its Centennial Class, the subject of mental health has been put to the forefront. In efforts to raise awareness and end the stigma on mental health, on Wednesday,…

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Brescia Brings Entrepreneurship to the Classroom  

News Release September 2, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia University College is thrilled to announce the culminating step in our one-of-a-kind entrepreneurship program with the release of the Just Own It e-learning video series. This unique series features five free e-learning videos, which will provide high school students — in grades nine…

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The Hive: Enhancing the Student-Centred Experience

News Release August 28, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On August 17th, Brescia University College opened the doors of its new integrated student-service centre – The Hive.  This centrally located hub, designed to enhance the student experience by consolidating key services in one location, will provide students with efficient access to all essential…

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Just Own It Summer Boot Camps to Celebrate Female Entrepreneurs

News Release June 25, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Current research has shown that girls are less likely to be aware of entrepreneurship as a career option, less likely to be exposed to entrepreneurship, and less engaged in entrepreneurship than boys. Brescia, Canada’s only women’s University, recognizing the need to promote entrepreneurship to…

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Brescia Celebrates Class of 2015 and Installs Second Chancellor

News Release June 11, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On June 14th, over 150 graduands along with their families and friends will gather at St. Peter’s Basilica for Brescia’s 93rd annual Baccalaureate and Magisterial Exercises. This significant occasion not only celebrates the graduation of Brescia’s Class of 2015, but also marks the installation…

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Brescia’s Residence and Dining Pavilion take Gold at the LDCA Awards

News Release May 5, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On April 23rd the London and District Construction Association (LDCA) awarded Brescia’s Clare Hall Residence and Mercato Dining Pavilion complex with top honours. The complex received gold in the “Institutional over $20 million” category at the Project Excellence Awards. The project was nominated by…

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Brescia to offer Nonprofit Management Degree: First of its kind in Canada

News Release April 22, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – The nonprofit and charitable sector in Canada, which is strongly female dominated, is rapidly growing and currently represents 11 per cent of the working population. Recognizing the need for more trained professionals to meet this growing workforce, Brescia University College has launched a Nonprofit…

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Brescia University College Appoints Esteemed Judge as New Chancellor

News Release March 30, 2015 For Immediate Release London, ON – The Board of Trustees at Brescia University College has appointed the Honourable Madam Justice Eileen Gillese of the Ontario Court of Appeal as Brescia’s next Chancellor, replacing the late Dr. Joan Francolini, Brescia’s inaugural Chancellor. Justice Gillese will assume the role at Brescia’s time–honoured…

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Just Own It Summer Boot Camps at Brescia to welcome 50 local high school girls for an intensive one-week residential program focused on female entrepreneurship

News Release March 23, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia University College is excited to announce the next step in our one-of-a-kind entrepreneurship initiative taking place at Canada’s only women’s university this summer. The Just Own It Boot Camps will welcome 50 girls and young women from several different school boards and private…

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Brescia University College Appoints Interim Principal

News Release March 17, 2015 For Immediate Release London, ON – Dr. Donna Rogers, currently Brescia’s Vice-Principal and Academic Dean, has been appointed Interim Principal of Brescia University College for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2015. Brescia Board Chair Liz Hewitt notes, “Dr. Rogers has been an integral part of the Brescia community since…

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Cultural Festival presents a showcase of heritage at Brescia

News Release January 20, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LONDON, ON – The spirit of multiculturalism will be alive and celebrated as the International Program at Brescia hosts its annual Cultural Festival celebration on Thursday, January 22. The event will showcase the cultural diversity and heritage of the Brescia community through song, dance, ethnic food, poetry,…

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Brescia appoints new Vice-Principal Advancement

London, ON – On February 2, 2015 Brescia University College will welcome a senior development professional to the newly-created position of Vice-Principal Advancement. Cathy Vitkauskas, currently the Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations at the Ivey Business School, is highly regarded in her field, and has achieved tremendous results as both a fundraiser and…

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