Category Archives: News Release

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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New Plans to be unveiled at Brescia

March 3, 2011 London, ON – On Tuesday May 10, 2011 Brescia   University College  will announce its plan to build a new low-rise residence. The special community  meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in room 136 of Brescia’s St. James building. Brescia   University College  has invited neighbouring community members, alumnae, faculty, staff, students,  and…

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Applications to Brescia are on the rise

February 24, 2011 London, ON – Brescia University  College is the top choice among a  greater number of Ontario  university applicants this year. On February 9, 2011, the Ontario University Application  Centre (OUAC) reported that applications to Brescia from high school students in the  province have increased by 4.8 per cent over last year. Registrar…

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Brescia students are sharing their expertise in food nutrition as volunteers in London’s first After School Program at Montcalm Secondary School.

February 15, 2011 London, ON – The celebrated After School Program at Montcalm  Secondary School wouldn’t have run  without Brescia University College  student volunteers. This was the unanimous message conveyed by organizers,  politicians, and funders who gathered on February 10 at Montcalm to mark the  program’s success. On two days per week for two hours…

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Brescia is among top 10 nurturing universities with innovative programming in Globe & Mail report

October 27, 2010 London, ON – Brescia University College was rated among the   top 10 universities for being academically nurturing and supportive and for   being innovative/open to new approaches and programs in the “personality test”   of this year’s Canadian University Report 2011, published in The Globe &   Mail. Dr. Colleen Hanycz, Principal, said Brescia’s high…

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Brescia launches ambitious strategic plan and receives gift from Students’ Council to build new residence

September 15, 2010 The Brescia University College Students’ Council  presented a cheque for $40,000 to Dr. Colleen Hanycz, Principal, and Suzanne  McDonald Aziz, executive director of the Foundation as part of the launch of Brescia’s strategic  plan, Living Leadership. London, ON  – Brescia University  College is planning to share the  unique experience of Canada’s  only…

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Brescia student returns from Africa determined to live what she learned from ‘yoghurt mamas’

September 3, 2010 Brescia student returns from Africa determined  to live what she learned from ‘yoghurt mamas’ Brescia University College student Kathryn Morgan (front left) was inspired by the   ‘yoghurt mamas’ in Mwanza,   Tanzania to share   her education and experience with the world. London, ON – Third-year Brescia University College student  Kathryn Morgan returned from…

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Brescia professor and students celebrate a new women-run business in Kenya that distributes healthy probiotic yoghurt

August 20, 2010 Brescia professor and students celebrate a new  women-run business in Kenya  that distributes healthy probiotic yoghurt Dr. Sharareh   Hekmat, associate professor in the Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences at   Brescia, is shown here with one of the women   running a probiotic yoghurt production and distribution site in   Tanzania. London, ON –…

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Brescia closes year of 90th Anniversary celebrations with garden party

June 18, 2010 Photo credit: John Tamblyn Left to right) Sr. Frances  Ryan, Council  of Trustees Co-ordinator Sara Steers, and  Principal Colleen Hanycz perform the ceremonial cutting of the cake at the “Brescia in Wonderland” garden party on June 17 in  celebration of Brescia   University College’s  90th Anniversary. London, ON – The beautiful grounds of…

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Brescia earns top prize for developing case studies for Business students

June 3 , 2010 London, ON  – Brescia University College  has been recognized by the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)  for submitting the best case studies developed as teaching tools for business students. The two case studies, authored by Professor Colleen Sharen  of Brescia’s Management and Organizational  Studies program, earned the Institutional Award for…

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Brescia launches nine bold videos on YouTube

May 19 , 2010 London, ON – Brescia University  College has launched nine new  professionally-produced videos on YouTube and on the main page of the university’s  web site to send the message that Canada’s women’s university is a solid  choice among young women who choose to lead. Director of Communications,  Marketing & External Relations Sheila…

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Brescia appoints Dr. John Mitchell as Academic Dean

May 3 , 2010 London, ON – An international  search revealed that the best candidate for the position of Academic Dean at  Brescia University College has been at Canada’s premier women’s university for  seven years, earning the respect and admiration of scholars and students alike.  Dr. John Mitchell, Chair of Psychology in Brescia’s  Division of…

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Brescia sets up camp in Barbados

April 28 , 2010 London,  ON – Brescia  University College  is taking its successful Girls LEAD camp to Barbados  this July. Two Brescia  students, an alumna, and one staff member will lead 20 female primary school  students through a series of confidence-building activities. Together the group  members will explore their own leadership  potential in a…

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Education can mean prevention for Londoners with prediabetes

April 12, 2010 London, ON – Brescia University College Professor Isabelle Giroux  has received funding from The Lawson Foundation to advance research and  education that will help Londoners identified with Prediabetes (pre-DM)  to make smart lifestyle choices that will help delay or prevent the  onset of Type 2 Diabetes (T2DM). Pre-DM  is defined as the…

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Home Economists from across Ontario come to Brescia to celebrate

March 3, 2010 Students and professionals will come together to learn,  laugh, and celebrate with top-notch speakers – including a home economist who  is also a comedian – at the 31st annual Ontario Home Economics Association  (OHEA) conference, hosted for the first time at Brescia University College on  March 27, 2010. The theme of the…

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Brescia principal initiates blog to exchange ideas, news, and stories

March 1 , 2010 Dr. Colleen Hanycz, Principal of Brescia University College, is the fifth   leader of a Canadian university to become a blogger. “I look forward to engaging this way with all members of Brescia’s community,   including students, alumnae, faculty and staff, and to exchanging ideas with   everyone interested in women’s education, leadership, and…

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Brescia professor involved in research that documents factors contributing to the screen-related sedentary behaviors of children

February 18, 2010 In an article published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior   in January, Dr. Leonard Piché, co-author and a professor of Foods &   Nutrition at Brescia University College, reported findings from research that   indicate that factors such as leisure-time computer use and television viewing   contribute significantly to childhood sedentary behavior. This…

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Brescia Dietetic Intern student seeks to inform London diners about menu options at local restaurants

February 12, 2010   Brescia University College Foods &  Nutritional Sciences student Elena Usdenski wants diners to make  informed choices when they order their meal at a London restaurant. Usdenski’s Masters research project proposes the development  of an interactive web-based map that will provide nutritional details about  menu items and other pertinent information about London …

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Brescia Movie Mania! – In Support of Mission Services

February 1, 2010                                                         Four students in Brescia’s Exploring Leadership course are hosting “Brescia Movie Mania” on February 4 to raise funds for Mission Services. Shown here (left to right) are Nicole Swinton, Meagan Zettler, and Alexis   Rowlinson. Missing is  Tony Shen. Brescia Movie Mania! – In Support of Mission Services Brescia University College…

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Transformational leadership class goes outdoors for unconventional exercise

January 6, 2010 Students in the inaugural Introductory Exploring Leadership   course at Brescia University College learned about transformational leadership   by building snow people, and then abandoning their conventional behaviours to   shout at and beat their frosty creations with rolled up newspapers. Lecturer Carlie Forbes, who teaches the course with lecturer Eric Sloat,   explained that the…

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Brescia focuses on the Millennial student in research and certificate program

January 4, 2010 Brescia   University College  is undertaking new research and providing innovative learning opportunities and  delivery methods designed to address the needs and support the success of the  Millennial student. The long-term objective of the Library’s Millennials Project  research is to better understand the research process of Brescia students, and to revamp current  library…

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H1N1 Update

You will notice, in residence rooms and at shared computers,  a number of tips for being prepared for a pandemic. To recap: Try  to carry a personal supply of hand sanitizer and use it frequently,  especially after using shared computers or equipment, before and after  eating and trips to the bathroom, after coughing or sneezing,…

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Students rate Brescia as a highly engaging educational environment

December 16, 2009 Students say that Brescia University College continues to improve the quality of education offered by Canada’s premier women’s university. Both first-year and senior-year students at Brescia responded to the 2009 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which revealed that Brescia is scoring well above comparable universities and women’s colleges in the following…

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Brescia launches brand new web site

December 10, 2009 On Monday, December 14 Brescia  University College will launch a visually appealing  and functionally improved new web site in the  next phase of the new brand that was launched by Canada’s premier women’s  university in September. Hundreds of pages of content and images have been created by  many members of the Brescia …

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Brescia enters exchange program agreement with University of West Indies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2009 London, ON – Brescia University College and the University of the West Indies (UWI) will be offering their femalestudents academic and cultural growth opportunities at both institutions under a new exchange agreement signed lastmonth in Barbados, West Indies. After a year of talks between the two universities, a memorandum…

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