Category Archives: News Release

Brescia celebrates Class of 2016 and honours distinguished faculty at 2016 Baccalaureate and Convocation

News Release June 20, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON –  Brescia University College’s two-day long graduation celebration began June 19th with almost 900 Brescia faculty, staff and graduates gathering for its time-honoured 94th annual Baccalaureate and Magisterial Exercises. The celebration continues June 20th as graduands and families gather at Brescia’s campus before descending down…

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Brescia alumna and international human rights activist to receive honorary degrees at Western’s 307th Convocation

News Release June 16, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON –  On June 16th and 20th, Brescia University College will host Dr. Stephanie Atkinson, ’68 and international human rights activist, Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay. Both women will be amongst sixteen distinguished individuals who will be recognized with honorary degrees at Western’s 307th Convocation. On June 16th…

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One-of-a-kind leadership camp continues to take new campers

News Release June 15, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Now entering its ninth year, Brescia University College’s premier summer day camp, Girls LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development), continues to take new campers for the 2016 summer season.  Although the camp, hosted on Brescia’s campus, is close to full capacity, spaces are still available…

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Brescia’s Just Own It Boot Camps Focus on Female Entrepreneurship

News Release April 12, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia, Canada’s only women’s University, recognizing the need to promote entrepreneurship to young women, is hosting three sessions of the Just Own It Boot Camps for female high school students interested in exploring entrepreneurship. Applications opened April 1st, 2016 and close April 29th, 2016.…

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Brescia’s Student-Led Sock Drive Helps Keep London Community Warm

Media Release April 5, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Tuesday, April 5th, members of Brescia University College’s Canadian Association of Food Professionals (CAFP) student branch gathered at the Unity Project in downtown London to donate more than 3,000 pairs of socks to help the homeless in the London Community. In 2014, Brescia’s…

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Brescia University College Presents the Inaugural BresciaLEAD Awards Featuring Keynote Speaker Geena Davis

Media Advisory April 4, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Thursday, April 7th, Brescia University College will honour the inaugural BresciaLEAD Award winners at the London Convention Centre. These national awards recognize three exceptional women leaders and one organization that embody Brescia’s values of leading with wisdom, justice and compassion in a changing…

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Brescia University College Announces 2016 BresciaLEAD Award Recipients

News Release January 26, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Thursday, April 7th, Brescia University College will honour its inaugural BresciaLEAD Award winners at the London Convention Centre. These national awards recognize three exceptional women leaders and one organization that embody Brescia’s values of leading with wisdom, justice and compassion in a changing…

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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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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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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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