Category Archives: News Release

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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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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