Category Archives: News Release

Brescia offers new BOLD award for first-year international students to start course work amid the COVID-19 pandemic  

Media Advisory May 4, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia is pleased to announce that all incoming first-year international students joining in September 2020 will qualify for the new “Brescia BOLD” award. The award will cover the cost of tuition associated with the Brescia Bold first-year interdisciplinary studies half course being adapted specifically for…

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Brescia Challenges the Community to Give to Students

Media Advisory May 4, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Tuesday, May 5th, Brescia University College will take part in Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of giving that supports those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past six weeks there has been a dramatic increase in requests for short-term financial relief…

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Brescia mourns the passing of Sister Frances Ryan

It is with sadness we share news that Sister Frances Ryan passed away peacefully Saturday, May 2, 2020 at her home, at Villa Angela. Sister Frances Ryan made a lasting impact at Brescia. As former Principal, she made significant contributions to the Brescia community. Many of our alumnae will remember her fondly from her days…

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Talking about food security with Dr. Peggy O’Neil

Dr. Peggy O’Neil, Brescia University College Lecturer in Human Ecology and Professional Home Economist, talks to CTV London about how you can ensure food security while limiting waste at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the interview with Dr. O’Neil (and keep watching the interview for a recipe idea): https://london.ctvnews.ca/how-to-ensure-food-security-while-also-cutting-down-on-food-waste-1.4915734 Read about the CTV news story…

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Pair recognized with first annual Western International Volunteer Award

A pair of volunteers with Western Heads East (WHE) has been selected as co-recipients of the first annual Western International Volunteer Award. Wenjing Liu and Yaoshen Fang, both fourth-year students in the Foods and Nutrition Program at Brescia University College, were recognized this month for their outstanding commitment and dedication to WHE, a program that takes…

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Brescia University College lends support to the London Food Bank

Media Advisory April 3, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – A project in one of Brescia’s first-year leadership studies courses has transformed into an advocacy project for the London Food Bank and local community. Brescia students Beth Donchai and Julianna Mereu were members of a group project that was challenged to find ways of…

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Brescia marks International Women’s Day with Maude Barlow at the third annual Dr. Hanycz Leadership Lecture

Media Advisory March 3, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – In celebration of International Women’s Day, Brescia University College will host the third annual Dr. Hanycz Leadership Lecture on Thursday, March 5th, 2020. This inspirational evening will feature Brescia’s third Chancellor, Maude Barlow, a thought-provoking change-maker, women’s activist, environmentalist and award-winning Canadian author. During Maude’s keynote…

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Brescia signs new sponsorship agreement with The Mother St. Anne Lachance Society

Media Advisory February 27, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia University College is celebrating another chapter in the University’s history, with the creation of a canonical sponsorship relationship with the newly formed, The Mother St. Anne Lachance Society. This sponsorship marks a new century and a momentous turning point for Brescia, Canada’s only women’s university.…

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Brescia University College Adjunct Research Professor joins International Federation for Home Economics at the United Nations

Media Advisory February 24, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Representatives from the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) gathered at the United Nations in New York City from February 10-19, 2020, to attend the 58th Session of the Commission for Social Development. The discussion focused on affordable housing and protection systems to review…

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Brescia joins the conversation during Bell Let’s Talk Day

Media Advisory January 28, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – As part of the University’s annual events, Brescia University College will take part in a national conversation about mental health and wellness through an on-campus Bell Let’s Talk Day interactive event. Occurring Wednesday, January 29th, Bell Let’s Talk at Brescia will include information booths,…

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All the world’s a stage at Brescia’s 13th annual Cultural Festival

Media Advisory January 21, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Thursday, January 23rd, Brescia’s St. James Auditorium will be transformed into a world stage of song, dance, food, art and poetry, including a fashion show of cultural attire in celebration of Brescia’s 13th annual Cultural Festival. The goal of Brescia’s signature international event…

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Brescia University College celebrates notable Caribbean alumnae and partners at Centennial Gala in St. Lucia

Media Advisory December 3, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brescia University College celebrates notable Caribbean alumnae and partners at Centennial Gala in St. Lucia London, ON – On Friday, December 6th, Brescia University College will close a year of Centennial celebrations with a gala event in St. Lucia. This celebration is to mark Brescia’s deep connection with…

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International team of researchers that includes Brescia professor provides new evidence linking genes and psychological traits to political engagement

Media Release October 15, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – When it comes to politics, why are certain individuals more engaged than others? This is a question that social scientists have debated for decades. It was the catalyst for a recent study by an international team of researchers, led by Aaron Weinschenk of the…

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Brescia University College and London Muslim Mosque celebrate 800 years of interfaith dialogue toward peace with film screening & community dialogue

Media Release October 4, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia University College and the London Muslim Mosque will celebrate eight centuries of interfaith dialogue at the Rediscovering Peace: The Sultan and The Saint event on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019. Taking place at Brescia’s St. James Auditorium, this public event is designed to spark reflection and…

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Launch of new Peer Support Space and Wellness Peer Program transforms mental health services at Brescia University College

Media Release September 16, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – A new approach to student mental health and wellness will be piloted at Brescia University College this fall, with the launch of the University’s new Peer Support Space and Wellness Peer Program. Opening on Wednesday, September 18th, the holistic wellness space will provide students…

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Brescia University College to celebrate the unveiling and grand opening of state-of-the-art Academic Pavilion

Media Advisory August 28, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia University College will inaugurate a new century of learning, research and leadership with the Grand Opening and Blessing of its new, $14 million state-of-the-art Academic Pavilion at a ceremony on September 3rd,  2019 at 11:00 a.m. Designed by the internationally-recognized architectural firm HDR,…

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Depression is the single largest predictor of substance use during pregnancy

Media Release August 08, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It is well known that tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis use during pregnancy are associated with poor birth outcomes, yet many women continue to use these substances during pregnancy. Researchers at Western University and its affiliate Brescia University College have now shown that depression is the single largest driver of substance use…

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Brescia Assistant Professor, Dr. Heather Kirk to explore the feminine power of rumour with SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Media Release July 25, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – In Early Modern tragedies, gossip and slander are regularly considered a feminine practice. But, does this gossip and slander hold social power and currency? A 2019 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant will allow Brescia Assistant Professor, Dr.…

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Girls LEAD summer camp celebrates and empowers the future women leaders and change-makers of Barbados and welcomes Canadian High Commissioner and other dignitaries

Media Advisory July 10, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Leadership, self-development and becoming agents of change are all central values of Brescia University College’s Girls LEAD Barbados Camp. These three values will be highlighted and celebrated at two of the Camp’s distinctive events: Girls CAN Challenge on Friday, July 12th and its Closing…

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Brescia honours the women leaders of yesterday, today and tomorrow at Centennial Baccalaureate and Convocation celebrations

Media Advisory June 14, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Sunday, June 16th, Brescia University College will commence its two-day long Centennial graduation celebrations, honouring the 262 members of its Class of 2019. Close to 900 Brescia graduands, faculty, staff and friends will gather at London’s St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, June 16th…

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Trailblazing female cryptographer and entrepreneur to receive honorary degree at Western’s 313th Convocation

Media Release June 12, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Monday, June 17th, female trailblazer, cryptologic mathematician and entrepreneur, Sherry Shannon–Vanstone will be one of nineteen distinguished individuals who will be recognized with an honorary degree at Western’s 313th Convocation. Ms. Shannon-Vanstone will be hosted at Brescia University College prior to being conferred…

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Brescia University College and London Health Sciences Centre pen collaboration agreement for dietetic practicum program

Media Release May 9, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – A collaboration agreement has been finalized between Brescia University College and London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), which allows students in Brescia’s accredited post-degree Diploma in Dietetic Education and Practical Training (DDEPT) to complete a portion of their year-long practical education at LHSC, effective spring…

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Brescia goes green for Centennial Day of Service

Media Advisory April 17, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia University College will trade in its trademark blue for “earth green” on Thursday, April 18th at its inaugural Day of Service event. An integral event of the University’s Centennial celebrations, this initiative with a focus on the care and health of the environment…

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Canada’s only women’s university welcomes five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and internationally-recognized human rights and inspirational peace activist for International Women’s Day

Media Release March 6, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON –Brescia will begin its International Women’s Day celebrations one day early on March 7th at its second annual Dr. Colleen Hanycz Leadership Lecture: Educate a Woman, Empower a Nation. This evening of empowering dialogue will feature a keynote address by five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee…

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Brescia joins the conversation for Bell Let’s Talk Day

Media Advisory January 29, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – The Brescia community will once again be taking part in a national conversation about mental health by hosting an on-campus Bell Let’s Talk Day interactive event. Occurring Wednesday, January 30th, Bell Let’s Talk at Brescia will include information booths, activities, complimentary food and give-aways.…

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Brescia University College and Hamilton Health Sciences sign collaborative agreement for dietetic practicum program

News Release January 21, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – A collaborative agreement has been finalized between Brescia University College and Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), which allows students in Brescia’s accredited post-degree Diploma in Dietetic Education and Practical Training (DDEPT) to complete their year-long practical education at HHS, effective spring 2019. “Brescia is delighted…

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Internationally acclaimed scholar and professional biographer Dr. Michael W. Higgins to deliver leadership lecture at Brescia

Media Advisory October 24, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Thursday, October 25th, Brescia will welcome internationally acclaimed scholar and professional biographer, Dr. Michael W. Higgins to campus to present a special guest lecture open to the Brescia and London community. Dr. Higgins’ lecture, Henri Nouwen: Soul Friend, Icon of Wisdom and Compassion,…

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150 high school students and teachers to analyze gender privilege and discrimination at Brescia’s seventh annual International Day of the Girl event

Media Advisory October 17, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – In recognition of the United Nations International Day of the Girl, on Thursday, October 18th, Brescia will welcome close to 150 students and teachers from the London area to campus for the University’s seventh annual celebration. Designed to raise awareness around the challenges and…

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Research shows point-of-purchase labels and reward cards improve the consumption of healthy foods in university dining halls

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WESTERN UNIVERSITY & BRESCIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AUGUST 30, 2018 A recently published research paper by a team of professors, graduate students, and the Nutrition Manager at Western University shows that point-of-purchase labels and reward cards improve the consumption of healthy foods in university dining halls. Healthy food items available in Western’s dining…

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Brescia to open new on-campus student resource: Christina’s Closet

Media Advisory August 27, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Wednesday, August 29th, as Brescia University College prepares to welcome students back to campus for the new school year, the University will proudly open the doors of its new on-campus student and community resource space, Christina’s Closet. This student-centred University initiative is designed…

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Brescia to eliminate plastic straws on campus by September 2018

News Release August 1, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   London, ON – In September 2018, Brescia University College will welcome its close to 1,500 students back to a campus free of plastic straws. The University will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its campus for the new school year – a change which Brescia predicts will eliminate…

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Brescia University College presents the 2018 BresciaLEAD Awards featuring keynote speaker Ann Curry

Media Advisory April 18, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Thursday, April 19th, Brescia University College will celebrate women in leadership at the 2018 BresciaLEAD Awards Gala. This national award celebration, taking place at the London Convention Centre, recognizes three outstanding women leaders and one organization that embody Brescia’s values of leading with…

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Brescia University College announces 2018 BresciaLEAD Award recipients

News Release January 24, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – On Thursday, April 19th, Brescia University College will honour three exceptional women leaders and one organization that embody the University’s values of leading with wisdom, justice and compassion at the 2018 BresciaLEAD Awards Event. “Each of these deserving award recipients are outstanding leaders in…

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Brescia to build state-of-the-art $14 million academic pavilion

News Release January 16, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE London, ON – Brescia University College is investing in future women leaders through the construction of a new $14 million state-of-the-art academic pavilion. The 30,000 square foot, light-filled building captures the best in educational design. The pavilion will include three state-of-the-art food and science laboratories, sensory and…

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