The National Canadian Catholic Student Conference to be Hosted at Brescia and King’s

October 23, 2012

London, ON –From October 25-28, students and chaplains from across Canada will descend on King’s and Brescia to participate in the Canadian Catholic Students’ Association 2012 National Conference.

The conference, themed “Witnessing to the Gospel in Word and Deed” will feature a number of workshops designed to help students to grow in their faith, and to connect them with other Catholic university students from across Canada. It is also an opportunity for chaplains to come together and share resources, common concerns, and to support each other in ministry. A highlight of the event will be a keynote presentation by the Reverend William McGrattan, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto.

“We are proud to be involved in welcoming young leaders who celebrate their faith and want to make a difference in the world,” says Catherinanne George, Director of Campus Ministry at Brescia. Father Michael Bechard, Director of the Office of Campus Ministry and Chaplain at King’s, echoes George’s enthusiasm, saying, “There are people of great faith all across the country who want their lives in witness to the peace and justice of God’s Kingdom. Events like this help our youth to see that this is not something that they do alone or in isolation.”

Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry (CCCM) is a national network of professional Catholic campus ministers, grounded in the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church, inspired by the vision of Vatican II. CCCM exists to bring the Gospel of Christ to the academic world through a national network; the ministry of the National Co-ordinator and the Board; publications, programs and other means of sharing resources; national and regional Campus Ministers’ and student conferences.

More details and a schedule of events can be found at

For more information please contact:

Colleen Aguilar, Communications, Marketing & External Relations Officer at 519.432.8353, ext. 28280 or at

Matt Quin, Manager – Communications and Media Relations

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For more information please contact Colleen Aguilar, Communications, Marketing & External Relations Officer, at 519.432.8353, ext. 28280

Brescia University College, Canada’s premier women’s university college, is affiliated with Western University. The 1,275 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 current and archived news, a listing of faculty experts, and photos please visit our Online Media Room at