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  community, spearheaded by a team of five staff members, including Web Site Administrator  Abeda Manji. “What we have is a fresh, bold, beautiful, and easy-to-navigate  new site. And we are certain that it will attract many prospective students and  their parents as well as alumnae,” Manji said.

The site is being launched in  a preview to students, faculty and staff members before it goes live to the  world on Monday. New features include a bold design that mirrors the visually  stimulating publications that Brescia has  produced this year; new opportunities for all members of the Brescia community to contribute stories and  photos; and an expanded news and events presence on the main page.

Sheila Blagrave, Director of  Communications, Marketing & External Relations, explained that putting Brescia’s news and events  front and centre will ensure everyone who visits the site is immediately  connected to stories and events of interest. “We think that this new News and  Events feature will do a number of things for us. It will let everyone know at  a glance what is happening on campus. You will see the releases we send to the  media telling our good news stories, and it will give you a glimpse as to where  we are being portrayed in the news.”

Students, alumnae, and  faculty and staff members are invited to submit photos for posting in Brescia’s Flickr photo  gallery, and profiles that will tell the world about the ways they are choosing  to lead. Next steps include creating additional profiles, and launching an  Intranet in a few weeks’ time for use by members of the faculty and staff.

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For more information please contact:

Sheila Blagrave, Director of  Communications, Marketing & External Relations Phone: 519.432.8353, ext.  28293   E-mail:

Marianne Simm, Registrar Phone: 519.432.8353, ext.  28264   E-mail:

Brescia University College, Canada’s premier women’s university  college, is affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. The  1,100 women registered as either full or part-time students at Brescia  study a wide variety of subjects in Arts, Social Sciences, and Foods  & Nutrition in an empowering, compassionate,   student-centred, and invigorating environment. Degrees are granted by Western. The Catholic College welcomes students from all   backgrounds and values diversity. For more information, please   visit