Category Archives: 2019

International team of researchers that includes Brescia professor provides new evidence linking genes and psychological traits to political engagement

Media Release October 15, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – When it comes to politics, why are certain individuals more engaged than others? This is a question that social scientists have debated for decades. It was the catalyst for a recent study by an international team of researchers, led by Aaron Weinschenk of the…

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Brescia University College and London Muslim Mosque celebrate 800 years of interfaith dialogue toward peace with film screening & community dialogue

Media Release October 4, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia University College and the London Muslim Mosque will celebrate eight centuries of interfaith dialogue at the Rediscovering Peace: The Sultan and The Saint event on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019. Taking place at Brescia’s St. James Auditorium, this public event is designed to spark reflection and…

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Launch of new Peer Support Space and Wellness Peer Program transforms mental health services at Brescia University College

Media Release September 16, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – A new approach to student mental health and wellness will be piloted at Brescia University College this fall, with the launch of the University’s new Peer Support Space and Wellness Peer Program. Opening on Wednesday, September 18th, the holistic wellness space will provide students…

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Brescia University College to celebrate the unveiling and grand opening of state-of-the-art Academic Pavilion

Media Advisory August 28, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia University College will inaugurate a new century of learning, research and leadership with the Grand Opening and Blessing of its new, $14 million state-of-the-art Academic Pavilion at a ceremony on September 3rd,  2019 at 11:00 a.m. Designed by the internationally-recognized architectural firm HDR,…

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Depression is the single largest predictor of substance use during pregnancy

Media Release August 08, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It is well known that tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes, yet many women continue to use these substances during pregnancy. Researchers at Western University and its affiliate Brescia University College have now shown that depression is the single largest driver of substance use…

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Brescia Assistant Professor, Dr. Heather Kirk to explore the feminine power of rumour with SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Media Release July 25, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – In Early Modern tragedies, gossip and slander are regularly considered a feminine practice. But, does this gossip and slander hold social power and currency? A 2019 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant will allow Brescia Assistant Professor, Dr.…

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Girls LEAD summer camp celebrates and empowers the future women leaders and change-makers of Barbados and welcomes Canadian High Commissioner and other dignitaries

Media Advisory July 10, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Leadership, self-development and becoming agents of change are all central values of Brescia University College’s Girls LEAD Barbados Camp. These three values will be highlighted and celebrated at two of the Camp’s distinctive events: Girls CAN Challenge on Friday, July 12th and its Closing…

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Brescia honours the women leaders of yesterday, today and tomorrow at Centennial Baccalaureate and Convocation celebrations

Media Advisory June 14, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Sunday, June 16th, Brescia University College will commence its two-day long Centennial graduation celebrations, honouring the 262 members of its Class of 2019. Close to 900 Brescia graduands, faculty, staff and friends will gather at London’s St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, June 16th…

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Trailblazing female cryptographer and entrepreneur to receive honorary degree at Western’s 313th Convocation

Media Release June 12, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Monday, June 17th, female trailblazer, cryptologic mathematician and entrepreneur, Sherry Shannon–Vanstone will be one of nineteen distinguished individuals who will be recognized with an honorary degree at Western’s 313th Convocation. Ms. Shannon-Vanstone will be hosted at Brescia University College prior to being conferred…

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Brescia University College and London Health Sciences Centre pen collaboration agreement for dietetic practicum program

Media Release May 9, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – A collaboration agreement has been finalized between Brescia University College and London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), which allows students in Brescia’s accredited post-degree Diploma in Dietetic Education and Practical Training (DDEPT) to complete a portion of their year-long practical education at LHSC, effective spring…

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Brescia goes green for Centennial Day of Service

Media Advisory April 17, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia University College will trade in its trademark blue for “earth green” on Thursday, April 18th at its inaugural Day of Service event. An integral event of the University’s Centennial celebrations, this initiative with a focus on the care and health of the environment…

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Connecting with the Unreachables: Navigating the Next Frontier of Digital Marketing with Google

Rhea Johnson Associate Registrar, Recruitment & Admissions Brescia University College  London, CANADA Connecting with the Unreachables: Navigating the Next Frontier of Digital Marketing with Google In case you missed the Converge 2019 digital marketing conference for higher education marketers and enrollment managers, you missed hearing Alex Fleshner (Agency Development Manager at Google) lead an insightful…

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The Creative Curve with Allen Gannett

Rhea Johnson Associate Registrar, Recruitment & Admissions Brescia University London, CANADA Creativity and Higher Education: Unleashing your Inner “Creative Genius” If you missed the 2019 Converge conference, you not only missed a great conference, but a motivating and convincing keynote given by the charismatic Allen Gannett. For those of us that work in higher ed…

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Canada’s only women’s university welcomes five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and internationally-recognized human rights and inspirational peace activist for International Women’s Day

Media Release March 6, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON –Brescia will begin its International Women’s Day celebrations one day early on March 7th at its second annual Dr. Colleen Hanycz Leadership Lecture: Educate a Woman, Empower a Nation. This evening of empowering dialogue will feature a keynote address by five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee…

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