Category Archives: News Release

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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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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Brescia joins the conversation for Bell Let’s Talk Day

Media Advisory January 29, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – The Brescia community will once again be taking part in a national conversation about mental health by hosting an on-campus Bell Let’s Talk Day interactive event. Occurring Wednesday, January 30th, Bell Let’s Talk at Brescia will include information booths, activities, complimentary food and give-aways.…

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Brescia University College and Hamilton Health Sciences sign collaborative agreement for dietetic practicum program

News Release January 21, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – A collaborative agreement has been finalized between Brescia University College and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), which allows students in Brescia’s accredited post-degree Diploma in Dietetic Education and Practical Training (DDEPT) to complete their year-long practical education at HHS, effective spring 2019. “Brescia is delighted…

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Internationally acclaimed scholar and professional biographer Dr. Michael W. Higgins to deliver leadership lecture at Brescia

Media Advisory October 24, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Thursday, October 25th, Brescia will welcome internationally acclaimed scholar and professional biographer, Dr. Michael W. Higgins to campus to present a special guest lecture open to the Brescia and London community. Dr. Higgins’ lecture, Henri Nouwen: Soul Friend, Icon of Wisdom and Compassion,…

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150 high school students and teachers to analyze gender privilege and discrimination at Brescia’s seventh annual International Day of the Girl event

Media Advisory October 17, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – In recognition of the United Nations International Day of the Girl, on Thursday, October 18th, Brescia will welcome close to 150 students and teachers from the London area to campus for the University’s seventh annual celebration. Designed to raise awareness around the challenges and…

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Research shows point-of-purchase labels and reward cards improve the consumption of healthy foods in university dining halls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WESTERN UNIVERSITY & BRESCIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AUGUST 30, 2018 A recently published research paper by a team of professors, graduate students, and the Nutrition Manager at Western University shows that point-of-purchase labels and reward cards improve the consumption of healthy foods in university dining halls. Healthy food items available in Western’s dining…

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Brescia to open new on-campus student resource: Christina’s Closet

Media Advisory August 27, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Wednesday, August 29th, as Brescia University College prepares to welcome students back to campus for the new school year, the University will proudly open the doors of its new on-campus student and community resource space, Christina’s Closet. This student-centred University initiative is designed…

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Brescia to eliminate plastic straws on campus by September 2018

News Release August 1, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   London, ON – In September 2018, Brescia University College will welcome its close to 1,500 students back to a campus free of plastic straws. The University will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its campus for the new school year – a change which Brescia predicts will eliminate…

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Brescia University College presents the 2018 BresciaLEAD Awards featuring keynote speaker Ann Curry

Media Advisory April 18, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Thursday, April 19th, Brescia University College will celebrate women in leadership at the 2018 BresciaLEAD Awards Gala. This national award celebration, taking place at the London Convention Centre, recognizes three outstanding women leaders and one organization that embody Brescia’s values of leading with…

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Brescia University College announces 2018 BresciaLEAD Award recipients

News Release January 24, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Thursday, April 19th, Brescia University College will honour three exceptional women leaders and one organization that embody the University’s values of leading with wisdom, justice and compassion at the 2018 BresciaLEAD Awards Event. “Each of these deserving award recipients are outstanding leaders in…

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Brescia to build state-of-the-art $14 million academic pavilion

News Release January 16, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia University College is investing in future women leaders through the construction of a new $14 million state-of-the-art academic pavilion. The 30,000 square foot, light-filled building captures the best in educational design. The pavilion will include three state-of-the-art food and science laboratories, sensory and…

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Brescia student-led event brings global leaders to campus

News Release November 16, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – As part of International Week at Western University, on Thursday, November 16th, 120 students from across London will gather in Brescia’s St. James Auditorium for the first-ever You Go Global Leaders event. A concept spearheaded by third-year Brescia student Grace Wu, the international speaker…

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Brescia University College and International School St. Lucia sign MOU

News Release November 9, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON–As part of a strategic university initiative, involving the growth and enhancement of international partnerships, Brescia has finalized an agreement with the International School St. Lucia (ISSL). Effective immediately, this new memorandum of understanding (MOU) will allow ISSL students, who have successfully completed the necessary undergraduate…

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Brescia pledges to whole-campus approach to mental health & wellness

Media Release October 10, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – In 2016, Brescia was one of 42 Canadian institutions to participate in the National College Health Assessment, administered by the American College Health Association. The findings of the Assessment estimated that over 75% of Brescia students felt overwhelming anxiety in the past year –…

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Brescia’s signature Baccalaureate and Convocation celebrations commence this weekend

News Release June 16, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia University College’s graduation celebrations begin on Sunday, June 18th with almost 900 Brescia faculty, staff and graduands gathering for the time-honoured 95th annual Baccalaureate and Magisterial Exercises. The celebration continues June 19th as 235 graduands, accompanied by their families, will gather at Brescia’s…

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Bishop’s University and Brescia University College sign MOU

News Release March 10, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – An agreement has been finalized between Bishop’s University and Brescia University College, which allows students who have successfully completed Brescia’s Preliminary Year Program to qualify for automatic admission into one of Bishop’s undergraduate programs effective Fall 2017. “We are delighted to partner with Bishop’s…

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Showcasing the world at Brescia’s Cultural Festival

News Release January 25, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Thursday, January 26th, Brescia’s St. James Auditorium will be transformed into a world stage of song, dance, ethnic food, poetry and a fashion show of cultural attire in celebration of the 11th annual Cultural Festival. “Brescia’s Cultural Festival is a wonderful opportunity to…

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