Category Archives: News Release

Second Annual Women Making Change Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2009 London, ON — Brescia University College will be hosting the second annual Women Making Change Conference on Friday, March 6, 2009 in the Mother St. James Building at Brescia. The conference provides undergraduate and graduate women students with a venue to deliver academic papers that explore the many ways…

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Brescia Responds to Economic Downturn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2009 London, ON – Brescia University College is taking a lead in increasing access to education for students by introducing 25 bursaries valued at $2,000 each for female grade 12 students in southwestern Ontario. “Brescia’s Bright Futures” (BBF) is aimed at lessening the financial strain of post-secondary education, beginning in…

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Wendy Mesley – Nothing But The Truth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 21, 2008 London, ON – The annual Brescia University College’s Breakfast for Bursaries welcomes award-winning journalist Wendy Mesley on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 am at the London Convention Centre. Mesley’s message on political, social and journalistic integrity will be delivered to more than 500 attendees. “Brescia offers a unique educational…

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Students Give Brescia Top Grades in Survey

Brescia University College (Brescia) consistently scored well in the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), the results of which were published in a Maclean’s article this week. Brescia consistently exceeded the scores of their American peers and the larger Canadian institutions. Among 42 universities, Brescia ranked second in the areas of collaborative learning and supportive…

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Sisters of St. Joseph Take on Poverty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 18, 2008 London, ON – The Sisters of St. Joseph have donated $500,000 to be divided between Fanshawe College ($350,000) and Brescia University College ($150,000). These bursaries will enable women in financial need to access higher education. “We hope these bursaries will help women to experience themselves as full participants in…

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Brescia Hosts Conference for Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2008 London, ON — Brescia University College’s Institute for Women in Leadership (IWIL) invites women to attend an affordable professional development conference on June 19 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. entitled ‘When opportunity knocks, are you ready?’ The conference has been designed for women in two streams of their…

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Brescia Wins Community Partner Award from VON Canada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 14, 2008 London, ON — Brescia University College received the Community Partner Award from the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Canada yesterday in recognition of two unique community contributions made by the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences. The Award was presented by Angela McMillan, manager of Community Support London, during…

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Brescia Students Grateful for First Alternative Spring Break Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2008 London, ON – Much has been written about students of the Y Generation having a sense of entitlement and approaching post-secondary education as consumers. With staff support from the Student Services Department, 13 students learned a new sense of gratitude and awareness when they traveled to Thailand in February…

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Brescia Showcases Alternative Spring Break Experience

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2008 London, ON – Brescia University College’s Student Services Department and the 13 students who traveled to Thailand to work in an orphanage for the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program are hosting a showcase on March 31 at 3:30 p.m. in the Brescia Auditorium to share life-changing lessons learned. The…

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Brescia Psychology Profs Publish Canadian Editions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 20, 2008 Texts reflect the growing interest in the study of psychology in Canada London, ON, March 11, 2008 -The Department of Social Sciences at Brescia University College continues to grow and is now one of the largest departments, second only to the Foods and Nutrition program. Increasing enrolment in psychology…

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Brescia’s History Chronicled in New Book

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2008 London, ON – Brescia University College’s history has been captured in a new book titled Brescia University College – Volume II, 1980-2007, by Dr. Patricia G. Skidmore, History Professor. The book was launched at a reception on January 16 attended by more than 40 faculty and staff members, alumnae…

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Brescia’s Breakfast for Bursaries Hosts Valerie Pringle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2007 LONDON, ON –Brescia’s annual Breakfast for Bursaries hosts well-known and respected Canadian broadcaster Valeria Pringle on Thursday, October 18, 7:00 am, at the London Convention Centre. This is the sixth year of the event, which has hosted more than 2,000 attendees and has featured prominent speakers, including last year’s…

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Brescia Anthropologist Recieves Highest Honor from Peruvian Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2007 London, Ontario — The people of the Peruvian city of Huamachuco have awarded Brescia University College’s Principal, Dr. Theresa Topic their highest honor, the Order of Jose Faustino Sanchez Carrion, in recognition of her contribution to their cultural heritage over the last 25 years. Meeting August 15 in special…

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Announcement of New Appointments at Brescia University College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2007 London, ON – Brescia University College is pleased to announce the appointment of two new prominent positions at the College. Dr. Anne Barnfield has accepted the position of Associate Academic Dean (Student Affairs). The primary focus of this position is students’ academic needs and the enrichment of academic services…

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Brescia’s “Get Real” Leadership Camp A Real Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2007 London, ON – The first week of Brescia University College’s “Get Real” day camp successfully concluded on July 20, and the camp leaders are preparing for the second session, which begins July 30. Partnered with Sport Western, “Get Real” day camp for girls ages 8-11 offers programming focused on…

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Brescia Begins Search for New Principal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2007 London, ON – A Principal Search Committee, chaired by Norman Pizzale, has begun the process of selecting a new Principal for Brescia University College to succeed Dr. Theresa Topic in July 2008. Dr. Topic’s term as Principal ends June 2008 and she has chosen not to renew. During her…

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Brescia’s Department of Human Ecology Gets New Name

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2007 London, ON – Brescia University College’s Department of Human Ecology will be officially renamed Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences as of February 7, 2007. This name change reflects the increasing specialization of the Department’s faculty who have developed a strong research profile in nutrition issues, and the course…

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