Brescia welcomes national human ecology conference

January 10, 2013

London, ON –On the heels of a New Year and with New Year’s resolutions to eat healthfully, it is timely that Brescia will host The Association of Canadian Human Ecology Students (ACHES) national conference beginning on Thursday, January 10th and running until Saturday, January 12th. This year’s conference is titled “finding your fit in the future of human ecology” and is geared towards promoting the field of Human Ecology.

Each year, the conference has been hosted by a different affiliated university. These include the University of Manitoba, the University of Alberta, l’Université de Moncton, and Brescia University College. This year the conference will be hosted by the Students’ Human Ecology Association (SHEA) at Brescia. The President of SHEA and Brescia student Vanessa Henry says, “The ACHES conference allows Human Ecology students from across Canada to network and learn about different opportunities in the profession and discuss challenges students currently face. It also helps to bring awareness to the profession of Human Ecology, especially at the host school.”

Conference attendees will include both students and professionals from across the country. Workshops and topics covered over the three-day event range from community development and fashion to foods and nutrition. Sessions will be offered by a variety of speakers.

For a detailed schedule of workshops and speakers at this year’s conference or to register, please visit or

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

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