Category Archives: News Release

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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Brescia and London Life help young girls to Take the LEAD

August 8, 2012 London, ON – August 8, 2012 Thanks to a contribution through the national corporate citizenship program of Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, eight campers who would otherwise be unable to participate, will attend Brescia University College’s Girls LEAD summer camp. Brescia’s Principal, Dr. Colleen Hanycz, has seen first-hand what community involvement can bring…

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Alumna ‘Adds’ another project to her list of achievements

July 17, 2012 London, ON – Brescia University College alumna, Chwen Johnson, was awarded the Speaking of Food and Healthy Living award for the Central and Southern Ontario Region at the Dietitians of Canada national conference this May. This award was created in 1998 and is in recognition of collaborative efforts that help Canadians practise healthy…

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The use of song enhances french aquisition

June 15 2012 London, ON – Dr. Nadine de Moras, a professor of French at Brescia University College, teaches French in a manner that is different from that of most language instructors. Based on her research, her 20 years of experience in teaching, and the attention she pays to both the curriculum and the students’ needs, she…

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Brescia student wins Morgan award

June 11, 2012 London, ON – Brescia University College MScFN student, Shannon Richter, was awarded the Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research (CFDR)’s prestigious Morgan award for the Central and Southern Ontario Region at the Dietitians of Canada national conference this May. This award is presented in recognition of individual personal achievement of a dietetic intern or…

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2012 marks the first rink ceremony for Brescia grads and much more

June 7, 2012 London, ON – Brescia University College is proud to acknowledge the achievements of its graduates and graduands in a two-day celebration that features a new ring tradition, a high-profile speaker, an honorary degree recipient, and a spectacular procession down Brescia Lane. On Sunday, June 17, Brescia will hold its 90th Baccalaureate ceremony and…

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Brescia alum honoured with honorary degree

June 6, 2012 London, ON –On Monday, June 18th at 3 p.m. as part of Western’s Convocation Ceremony, Brescia alumna Joan Francolini will add an honorary degree from The University of Western Ontario to her lengthy list of achievements and recognitions. Francolini is a Brescia University College and University of Western Ontario graduate from the class…

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Inspired women win Lululemon prizes on Facebook

May 10, 2012 London, ON – Brescia University College launched a Facebook competition this spring to inspire young women to exchange a few words about how one woman in their lives inspired them to be better. The contest, dubbed “Women of Inspiration,” offered an opportunity for participants to walk away with a $350 Lululemon Gift card…

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Brescia students travel to Japan for international exchange

April 30, 2012 London, ON – In June, three Brescia students will be attending a Brescia University College credited course while at a women’s university in Chiba, Japan. On the three-week exchange, Wayo Women’s University will host the students Andrea Green, and Gretchen Lee, and the Chair of the Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Dr.…

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Brescia Food and Nutritional Science Chair recognized by Toronto peers

April 18 , 2012 London, ON – Brescia University College professor and Chair of the Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences Dr. Alicia Garcia, PhD, RD, CFE5 was awarded Champion of Education and Training, Educator, from the Canadian Association of Foodservice and Professionals (CAFP) — Toronto Branch. Dr. John Mitchell, Academic Dean of Brescia, says,…

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Kleinknecht gets Brescia nod with the Award for Excellence in Teaching

April 17, 2012 London, ON – Dr. Steve Kleinknecht, Assistant Professor of Sociology, has been awarded the Brescia University College Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2012. The award will be presented at Convocation on June 18th. Recipients of the award are members of the faculty who have made an outstanding contribution to the academic development…

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Groundbreaking Ceremony at Brescia brings excitement to campus

March 16, 2012 London, ON –Brescia University College will break ground on its largest building project to date — a new residence and dining pavilion — at 11  a.m. on Tuesday, April 3. Principal Colleen Hanycz will be joined by students, faculty, staff, alumnae, members of the Foundation, Council of Trustees, and guests at the…

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International Women’s Day Speaker knows how to overcome odds

March 1, 2012 The International  Women’s Day Lecture The Making of a Spice Goddess: Education, Identity, and  Female Empowerment with Bal Arneson, The Food Network’s spice Goddess Thursday, March 8, 7:30 p.m. Brescia  Auditorium, Admission by Donation, Free Parking London, ON –Two-time national bestselling author with a hit Food Network  cooking show, Bal Arneson is an…

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Brescia students post positive answers to 2011 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

January 27 , 2012 London, ON – Brescia results from the 2011 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) were very promising and reinforced the assumption that a small primarily undergraduate institution provides a nurturing and empowering environment for its students. Fourth-year students Of particular note was the confidence that fourth-year Brescia University College students have…

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Generous gift offers more opportunity for Yogurt Mamas

December 20, 2011 London, ON – Brescia University College’s Dr. Sharareh Hekmat has a little more celebrating to do this Christmas. With a generous $1.06 million gift given to University of Western Ontario, her two starter cultures using donated probiotic will produce more yogurt that will be able to provide disease-fighting nutrition to more people…

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Brescia focuses on international human rights at Breakfast for Bursaries

October 20 , 2011 London, ON – With over 360 attendees braving the rainy Thursday morning, Brescia University College celebrated its 10th Anniversary Breakfast for Bursaries event at the London Convention Centre. This event has raised nearly $350,000 over its 10-year history toward the Eleanore Donnelly Bursary Fund, providing access to education for 10 mature…

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Women examine leadership with hard-hitting documentary

October 18 , 2011 London, ON – Always at the forefront of women’s leadership, Brescia University College and the Institute for Women in Leadership will feature a screening of a provocative, new documentary, Miss Representation, in a Sophia Series event at noon on Tuesday, October 18th. As the most persuasive and pervasive force of communication…

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Brescia faculty pursue certification with labour relations board

July 21, 2011 London, ON – On July 12th the Brescia Faculty Association (BFA) filed an Application for Certification with the Ontario Labour Relations Board. As is required by Ontario law, a certification vote was held. The vote, which took place on July 19th, resulted in unanimous support for the BFA among the undisputed votes…

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Brescia’s 11 new videos highlight the feeling of home

July 14, 2011 London, ON – In a series of 11 professionally produced videos released on Thursday July 14, 2011 Brescia University College addresses many of the variables students consider before deciding upon a specific university for their post-secondary education. Brescia’s Principal, Dr. Colleen Hanycz, explains, “We know that students don’t choose a university to…

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Brescia ackknowledges the achievements of its graduates and graduands with a two-day celebration

London, ON – Brescia University College   acknowledged the achievements of its graduates and graduands in a two-day   celebration this past weekend. On Sunday June 12, 2011 Brescia held its 89th   Baccalaureate ceremony and first-ever Magisterial service at St. Peter’s   Basilica. On Monday June 13, 2011 Brescia students participated in an Alumnae   Luncheon and outdoor Awards…

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Students LEAD workshops prepare high school students for university

July 19, 2011 London, ON – On Thursday August 25, 2011   Brescia University College will launch a two-day workshop, called Students LEAD,   designed to assist female students with their final year of high school and   prepare them for university-level expectations. In a variety of Students LEAD workshop sessions, including:   “Test-taking Tactics;” “Research: Beyond Wikipedia;” and…

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Leadership immersion at the core of Brescia day camps

May 25, 2011 London, ON – A day camp designed to help young women develop self-esteem and feel valued as  individuals will once again be hosted at Brescia University   College this summer. From  July 4 to August 26, Girls LEAD day camp  will offer girls in Grades Three to Eight the opportunity to develop as …

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Brescia poised to build exciting new residence complex

May 11, 2011 London, ON – A number of years ago Brescia University College identified the need to expand and modernize its residence to meet the needs of today’s students. At a meeting of the Brescia Council of Trustees on March 31, financing approval was secured to break ground in 2012 for a residence that…

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High school students Take the Lead in their educational pursuits

April 4, 2011 London, ON – On Saturday April 9, 2011,   more than 20 young women from high schools across Ontario will put their public   speaking skills to the test at Brescia University College. In partnership with   the Institute for Women in Leadership (iWIL), Brescia is hosting its third   Take the Lead High School Public…

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Brescia receives City of London’s Race Relations Recognition award

London, ON – On Monday   March 21, 2011 London’s City Council and Mayor Joe Fontana presented Brescia   University College with the Race Relations Recognition Award in honour of the   dedication that Brescia faculty and staff have given to create an inclusive   environment both on campus and abroad. Each March in celebration of the International Day…

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