Category Archives: News Release

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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The Circle celebrates Mother Earth Month through film, music & poetry

News Release April 29, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Thursday, April 30th, The Circle Women’s Centre for Spirituality, Activism & the Earth, in collaboration with Mantis Eco and Arts Festival, is marking Mother Earth Month through a special event. The Mother Earth Month Celebration event, which combines permaculture and the arts, begins…

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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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Sophia Series Event Celebrates the Spirit of Angela Merici

News Release January 27th, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia University College will host the Angela Merici Lecture of the Sophia Series by focusing on “Creating Connection, Inspiring Community”. Angela Merici was the 16th century foundress of the Company of St. Ursula (the Ursulines), and established innovative and bold ways for women religious…

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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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Sophia Series Event Celebrates the Spirit of Angela Merici

January 20, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia University College and The Circle Women’s Centre will host the first of four 2014 Sophia Series Lectures, “Three Voices in Harmony”, honouring Brescia’s founder, Angela Merici. The Circle Women’s Centre is a resource group for women in the London community, which offers workshops and programs…

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Female Entrepreneurship to receive needed boost

January 16, 2014 News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON –Students pursuing post-secondary education in London are invited to a Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative Showcase on Wednesday, January 22nd from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Brescia University College. The event will show women from Western University, King’s University College, Huron University College, Fanshawe College, and Brescia…

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Female Entrepreneurship to receive needed boost

November 8, 2013 News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON –Students pursuing post-secondary education in London are invited to a Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative Showcase on Wednesday, November 27th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Brescia University College. The event will show women from Western University, King’s University College, Huron University College, Fanshawe College, and Brescia…

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Inspirational figure and Lost Boys of Sudan member visits Brescia

November 4, 2013 News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON –Brescia University College will welcome Jacob Deng, whose story is based on the Emmy-nominated documentary, The Lost Boys of Sudan. Jacob has become a household name in Eastern Canada, and has been followed by local television stations and newspapers since arriving in Halifax, Nova Scotia…

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