Category Archives: 2020

Canada Day Extended Holiday Closure

Brescia will be closing Friday, June 26 at 1:00 p.m. as part of an extended holiday around Canada Day. We will reopen on Thursday, July 2nd. Summer Orientation Day appointments, essential services and summer courses will continue to run during this period. Have a great long weekend, Brescia!

Brescia Students and AgScape Collaborate to Help High School Students Connect Agriculture and Nutrition (CAN)

June 2020 – Food and Nutrition Masters students from Brescia University College and AgScape, Ontario’s leader in agriculture and food education, recently collaborated to strengthen Ontario high school students’ understanding of the connection between agriculture and nutrition. As one Ontario high school student shared, “I think food education should be a big part in learning…

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Dr. Jamie Seabrook and the FRESHER study

Dr. Jamie Seabrook, Associate Professor, is part of a team looking to understand the impact of the pandemic on the food services industry. Read more about the study here: http://brescia.uwo.ca/about/our-people/profiles/dr-jamie-seabrook-associate-professor-and-the-fresher-study/

Dr. Peggy O’Neil talks about the Ontario Home Economics Association

Dr. Peggy O’Neil, Brescia University College Lecturer in Human Ecology, Professional Home Economist (P.H.Ec.), Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) member, and International Home Economics Association (IFHE) member joined iHeart Radio’s Ask the Experts podcast to talk more about the OHEA. Listen to the interview: https://www.iheartradio.ca/newstalk-1290-cjbk/audio/ask-the-experts-ontario-home-economics-association-1.12662131?mode=Article Read more in OHEA’s comprehensive Ask the Expert with Dr. Peggy O’Neil…

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Brescia professor takes on new research study

Dr. Jamie Seabrook, Associate Professor, Brescia University College, along with researchers from Western’s social science department and the Ivey Business School, are searching for restaurant, grocery store and other food service business owners and employees to take part in a regional study tracking COVID-19’s fallout on the sector. Read more about the study here: https://www.stthomastimesjournal.com/news/local-news/chew-on-this-how-are-local-restaurants-other-food-businesses-faring-in-pandemic/wcm/66a79a07-8b80-4648-9fa4-9d514ee77f68

Brescia offers new BOLD award for first-year international students to start course work amid the COVID-19 pandemic  

Media Advisory May 4, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia is pleased to announce that all incoming first-year international students joining in September 2020 will qualify for the new “Brescia BOLD” award. The award will cover the cost of tuition associated with the Brescia Bold first-year interdisciplinary studies half course being adapted specifically for…

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Dr. Marlene Janzen Le Ber talks about how women are uniquely positioned to lead

Dr. Marlene Janzen Le Ber, Chair and Associate Professor in the School of Leadership and Social Change, joined CBC London Morning to talk about how women are uniquely positioned to lead. All around the world women are leading their countries through the COVID-19 crisis. To listen to the radio segment, visit: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-158-london-morning/clip/15775959-women-leading-healthcare-during-the-pandemic

10 Ursuline Sisters celebrate jubilees

Ten Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph are celebrating jubilees of religious profession this summer. For more information, visit https://www.messenger-inquirer.com/features/10-ursuline-sisters-celebrate-jubilees/article_6b6c3334-3f81-5b11-867d-a6759f4b395a.html

Brescia Challenges the Community to Give to Students

Media Advisory May 4, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Tuesday, May 5th, Brescia University College will take part in Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of giving that supports those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past six weeks there has been a dramatic increase in requests for short-term financial relief…

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Brescia mourns the passing of Sister Frances Ryan

It is with sadness we share news that Sister Frances Ryan passed away peacefully Saturday, May 2, 2020 at her home, at Villa Angela. Sister Frances Ryan made a lasting impact at Brescia. As former Principal, she made significant contributions to the Brescia community. Many of our alumnae will remember her fondly from her days…

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Talking about food security with Dr. Peggy O’Neil

Dr. Peggy O’Neil, Brescia University College Lecturer in Human Ecology and Professional Home Economist, talks to CTV London about how you can ensure food security while limiting waste at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the interview with Dr. O’Neil (and keep watching the interview for a recipe idea): https://london.ctvnews.ca/how-to-ensure-food-security-while-also-cutting-down-on-food-waste-1.4915734 Read about the CTV news story…

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Pair recognized with first annual Western International Volunteer Award

A pair of volunteers with Western Heads East (WHE) has been selected as co-recipients of the first annual Western International Volunteer Award. Wenjing Liu and Yaoshen Fang, both fourth-year students in the Foods and Nutrition Program at Brescia University College, were recognized this month for their outstanding commitment and dedication to WHE, a program that takes…

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Brescia University College lends support to the London Food Bank

Media Advisory April 3, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – A project in one of Brescia’s first-year leadership studies courses has transformed into an advocacy project for the London Food Bank and local community. Brescia students Beth Donchai and Julianna Mereu were members of a group project that was challenged to find ways of…

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Brescia marks International Women’s Day with Maude Barlow at the third annual Dr. Hanycz Leadership Lecture

Media Advisory March 3, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – In celebration of International Women’s Day, Brescia University College will host the third annual Dr. Hanycz Leadership Lecture on Thursday, March 5th, 2020. This inspirational evening will feature Brescia’s third Chancellor, Maude Barlow, a thought-provoking change-maker, women’s activist, environmentalist and award-winning Canadian author. During Maude’s keynote…

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Brescia signs new sponsorship agreement with The Mother St. Anne Lachance Society

Media Advisory February 27, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia University College is celebrating another chapter in the University’s history, with the creation of a canonical sponsorship relationship with the newly formed, The Mother St. Anne Lachance Society. This sponsorship marks a new century and a momentous turning point for Brescia, Canada’s only women’s university.…

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Brescia University College Adjunct Research Professor joins International Federation for Home Economics at the United Nations

Media Advisory February 24, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Representatives from the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) gathered at the United Nations in New York City from February 10-19, 2020, to attend the 58th Session of the Commission for Social Development. The discussion focused on affordable housing and protection systems to review…

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All the world’s a stage at Brescia’s 13th annual Cultural Festival

Media Advisory January 21, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Thursday, January 23rd, Brescia’s St. James Auditorium will be transformed into a world stage of song, dance, food, art and poetry, including a fashion show of cultural attire in celebration of Brescia’s 13th annual Cultural Festival. The goal of Brescia’s signature international event…

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Brescia University College appoints Maude Barlow as third Chancellor

Media Release January 7, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brescia University College appoints Maude Barlow as third Chancellor London, ON – The Board of Trustees at Brescia University College, Canada’s only women’s university, has appointed award-winning Canadian author and activist Ms. Maude Barlow as its third Chancellor. Maude Barlow will serve a three-year term in this…

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