Category Archives: News Release

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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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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Brescia University College Appoints New Academic Dean

April 18, 2013 News Release For Immediate Release Brescia University College Appoints New Academic Dean London, ON – On April 16th at a meeting of Brescia University College’s Council of Trustees, the appointment of a new Academic Dean was unanimously approved. Dr. Donna Rogers, currently Associate Dean Academic at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia,…

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Brescia to Launch New Brand and Celebrate 90th Anniversary

  Photo by Mike Bax Dr. John Mitchell, Coordinator of the Department of Psychology, spoke about how his experience as a member of the faculty of Brescia University College is invigorating. London, ON – About 300 members of the Brescia University College community are expected to attend an exciting event to launch a year of…

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Brescia leads in social media with new LinkedIn University Pages

August 26, 2013 News Release London, ON – Brescia University College is one of the first Canadian universities and one of the first 200 universities worldwide to adopt a new social media platform to connect with prospective students, parents, and alumnae. Launched by LinkedIn on August 19th, the new University Pages give universities the opportunity…

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Brescia “LEADS” the way with summer camp success

August 15, 2013 News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON –Girls LEAD summer camp at Brescia has seen another year of great success. The program has flourished partially because of the unique experience the camp offers, which includes emphasis on developing and enhancing leadership skills. Campers are able to use the lessons they’ve learned as…

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Brescia Professor receives honour from ASAC at 2013 Conference

July 9, 2013 News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Associate Professor at Brescia University College, Colleen Sharen, was recently awarded for her work on business case writing when she received the Best Case Award for the Case Division at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) 2013 Conference held in Calgary. This is…

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Brescia kicks-off Girls LEAD in Barbados for fourth consecutive year

July 5, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bridgetown, Barbados – Brescia University College from London, Canada continues its successful Girls LEAD camp in Barbados beginning for two weeks on Monday, July 8th as it welcomes another group of campers. Two sessions of 20 female primary school students will build self-confidence and leadership skills through a series…

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Brescia Donors Respond to Increased Need

The annual telephone campaign at Brescia University College was an amazing success this year. Students from Brescia spent three evenings in November phoning more than 2,500 alumnae across Canada and the United States. The donations to the annual campaign increased by 15 per cent over last year’s results. “Alumnae have been very generous this year,”…

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Brescia exceeds United Way campaign goal and earns a day off

A perennial favourite among United Way fundraisers at Brescia is the Chair Derby. Team “Bold for Gold” cheers the success of the 2009 campaign! When Brescia University College launched its United Way  campaign in November the goal was set at $6,000, and there was an additional  opportunity to support the community organization that would pay…

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Brescia partners with Thames Valley District School Board to host SPARK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON –The Thames Valley District School Board and Brescia University College are teaming up to host two Specialized Programming Activating Rich Kinds of Experiences and Discoveries conferences (SPARK) aimed at gifted high school students in Grades 9 through 12. The conference will be designed to offer accelerated learning opportunities and unique…

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Brescia professor recognized with Excellence in Teaching Award

May 7th, 2013 London, ON –Dr. Monika Lee, Professor of English, has been awarded the 2013 Brescia University College Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award will be presented at Convocation on June 17th. Recipients of the award are members of the faculty who have made an outstanding contribution to the academic development of students.…

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Brescia University College Appoints New Academic Dean

April 18, 2013 For Immediate Release London, ON – On April 16th at a meeting of Brescia University College’s Council of Trustees, the appointment of a new Academic Dean was unanimously approved. Dr. Donna Rogers, currently Associate Dean Academic at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, will take up her new position at Brescia on…

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Brescia University College Re-appoints Dr. Colleen Hanycz as Principal

April 2, 2013 London, ON –The Council of Trustees at Brescia University College is pleased to announce that Dr. Colleen Hanycz has been re–appointed to a second term as Principal. Dr. Hanycz’s four–year renewal will commence on July 1, 2013. Under Dr. Hanycz’s leadership since 2008, Brescia has experienced a period characterized by growing success…

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Substantial donation to fund innovative leadership program

March 8, 2013 London, ON –Brescia University College, Canada’s only all-women’s university, is anticipating a bright future for its newest leadership program. Thanks to a $100,000 donation made by Ivey School of Business alumnus, Mr. Mitchell Baran (C.M., LL.D), students in the Dimensions of Leadership program will have greater opportunities to develop, through both traditional and…

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Brescia uses Chinese social media platform to reach students

March 4, 2013 London, ON – Brescia University College reaches out through the Great Firewall of China by using the Chinese social media site Sina Weibo (www.weibo.com). This initiative has helped Brescia to engage with prospective students, current students, and their parents. The overall goal is to increase international recruitment, retention, and student satisfaction for Chinese…

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Brescia volunteer makes generous gift

February 5th, 2013 London, ON – Brescia University College welcomed in the New Year with a generous gift from an active community member. This gift, and the gracious donor, will leave a 10-year legacy for Brescia students. Liz Hewitt, Co-ordinator of Brescia’s Council of Trustees and long time volunteer in the Brescia community, announced that she…

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Brescia welcomes national human ecology conference

January 10, 2013 London, ON –On the heels of a New Year and with New Year’s resolutions to eat healthfully, it is timely that Brescia will host The Association of Canadian Human Ecology Students (ACHES) national conference beginning on Thursday, January 10th and running until Saturday, January 12th. This year’s conference is titled “finding your fit in…

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New Foods Services Manager to add flavor to Brescia

December 10, 2012 London, ON –London, ON –Brescia’s new residence complex and dining pavilion, opening in September 2013, will be accompanied by a new Foods Services Manager and master chef Tim D’Souza who has already made a name for himself in the industry and on campus. He is currently delighting students, staff, and the general public with…

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Take the lead public speaking contest to award full-year scholarship

November 1, 2012 London, ON –On Saturday, November 10th, women from diverse backgrounds across Ontario will compete for a one-year full academic scholarship to Brescia University College. The day-long event will be held at Brescia. The Take the Lead public speaking contest welcomes females in Grades 11 or 12 to participate in the one-of-a-kind contest, which is held…

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Long-awaited “FRESH” program to launch at Western and Brescia

October 29, 2012 London, ON – After much hard work and preparation, the graduate students in the Masters of Foods and Nutritional Sciences program at Brescia University College, under the guidance of Dr. Paula Dworatzek and Dr. June Matthews, are proud to see the official launch of the FRESH (Food Resources and Education for Student Health)…

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Truppe, Brescia announce International Day of the Girl Scholarship

October 11, 2012 Post-secondary education will be a reality for a London girl FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament for London North Centre and Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, joined by Dr. Colleen Hanycz, Principal of Brescia University College, today announced the creation of theInternational Day of the Girl Scholarship. “Since…

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Brescia students taught by travel through international exchange to Japan

October 3, 2012 London, ON –Back from a 20-day international journey, Chair of Foods and Nutritional Sciences, Dr. Alicia Garcia, along with students Andrea and Gretchen Lee, look back at their unique three-week international exchange program with Wayo Women’s University in Chiba, Japan. Garcia says that it was “a true cultural immersion.” All three women experienced…

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Truppe, Brescia To make major Announcement

October 1, 2012 London, ON –Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament for London North Centre and Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women, joined by Dr. Colleen Hanycz, Principal of Brescia University College, will be making a major announcement to mark the inaugural International Day of the Girl. “I am pleased that the Government of Canada – in partnership…

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Best-selling author Susan Swan to speak at Brescia

September 21, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Susan Swan, the critically acclaimed author of The Wives of Bathand What Casanova Told Me, will speak at Brescia University College on September 25th and read from her recently released novel, The Western Light. Set between Southwestern Ontario and the fictional town of Madoc’s Landing on Georgian Bay, The Western Light explores…

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Harry Potter Actress set to take stage at Brescia

September 14, 2012 London, ON –Evanna Lynch, the actress who plays Luna Lovegood in the famous Harry Potter film franchise, will speak at Brescia University College on October 11th. The talk, in celebration of International Day of the Girl is a part of Brescia’s annual Sophia Series, a lecture series showcasing women who embody leadership, or…

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Brescia professor examines packed lunched in CIHR funded study

September 7, 2012 London, ON –Dr. Paula Dworatzek, Associate Professor of Foods and Nutritional Sciences at Brescia University College, together with Dr. Marina Salvadori, Pediatrician, and Ms. Lesley Macaskill, lecturer and former public health nutritionist have developed a unique study, “Let’s Understand Nutrition and Children’s Health in Elementary School” (L.U.N.C.H.E.S.), for which they have received a…

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Brescia Beginning – Mother Clare Gaukler

September 5th, 2012 Transcript of the 2012 Foundress Day Address Truth, wisdom, justice, compassion, confident hope – these are some of the core values of the Ursuline Sisters. We believe in the transformative power of education! We believe in the power of women! At the beginning of the 1900’s, new, exciting advancements in education were…

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Brescia professor makes healthy eating simple

September 4, 2012 London, ON –Dr. Len Piché, a professor in Foods and Nutritional Sciences at Brescia University College, has created a new way to educate consumers about what they put into their grocery carts. And this might help parents pack more nutritious lunches for their children this fall. Piché provides unique information about foods grown…

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