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March 1 , 2010  


Dr. Colleen Hanycz

Brescia principal initiates blog to exchange ideas, news, and stories

Dr. Colleen Hanycz, Principal of Brescia University College, is the fifth leader of a Canadian university to become a blogger.

“I look forward to engaging this way with all members of Brescia’s community, including students, alumnae, faculty and staff, and to exchanging ideas with everyone interested in women’s education, leadership, and other topics of the day,” said Hanycz.

The Weekly LEADer began as an internal communication in fall 2009 and the response has been very positive. “I have been getting some amazing feedback about the fact that we have a weekly communication and also about what good information we have shared so far. Expanding the audience means more people will have the opportunity to get to know Brescia as Canada’s premier women’s university. And, the blog format means I can receive and respond to feedback, which I expect will be very rewarding,” Hanycz said.

The blog has begun as a pilot project with the first post going up on Friday, Feb. 26 with the commitment from Hanycz to write at least weekly until the end of April. If the response is as favourable as it has been to the internal communication, the blog will run again from September through April in the years ahead.

In addition to the Principal's blog 4th year Psychology and Sociology student Kate Bryant is sharing the students' perspective in her blog, also launched on February 26.

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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

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Colleen Hanycz
Phone: 519.432.8353, ext. 28263

Julie Maltby
Communications, Marketing & External Relations Officer
Phone: 519.432.8353, ext. 28280