Category Archives: News Release

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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Brescia student and Director of Campus Ministry to represent Canada at the IV World Congress on the Pastoral Care of International Students in Rome

News Release November 25, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LONDON, ON – Brescia University College’s Director of Campus Ministry, Catherinanne George and second-year international student, Maggie McLellan have been selected by Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry (CCCM) to represent Canada in Rome at the IV World Congress on the Pastoral Care of International Students, beginning November 28th through…

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Brescia University College research study shows school-aged children consume more sugar-sweetened beverages and snacks from packed lunches in the Balanced School Day schedule than kids in the traditional schedule

News Release October 31, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dr. Paula Dworatzek, Chair of the School of Food & Nutritional Sciences recently investigated the differences in students’ lunches in the traditional classroom day versus the balanced school day (BSD). The study which will be published in the Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research in mid-October…

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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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