2021

Media release iconBrescia University College expands Indigenous scholarships through new partnership with Indspire

June 15, 2021: In a commitment to providing additional financial support to Indigenous post-secondary students, Brescia University College is pleased to announce the formation of a new partnership with Indspire, a national Indigenous charity dedicated to investing in the education of Indigenous peoples across Canada. LEARN MORE


MarleneBrescia University College establishes Centre for Women and Leadership and announces inaugural Distinguished Chair

May 13, 2021: Brescia University College is pleased to announce the creation of the Brescia University College Centre for Women and Leadership and the appointment of its inaugural Distinguished Chair, Dr. Marlene Janzen Le Ber.  LEARN MORE


Community garden signBrescia University College plants seeds of support with new community garden

May 6, 2021: Brescia University College is planting an on-campus community garden effective spring 2021. Made possible by a $38,000 “seed” grant through the Fund for Gender Equality and the London Community Foundation, the Community Garden will help serve those facing food insecurity within the Brescia and London community – with a particular focus on women in-need.  LEARN MORE


Baby holding parents finger.National study looks at the effect pandemic-related restrictions on family presence has on PICU patients

April 28, 2021: Researchers are hoping to better understand what impact restricted family presence has had on pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) patients during the pandemic. It is hoped that results of the national study will help design family presence policies that can be adapted in the event of future threats. LEARN MORE


Dr. FrederkingStrategic university leader named President of Brescia University College

April 20, 2021: The Board of Trustees of Brescia University College is pleased to announce that after a comprehensive, nation-wide search process, Dr. Lauretta Conklin Frederking has been appointed as the 13th Principal and newly named President of Brescia University College.  LEARN MORE


Student holding a water bottle.Brescia University College becomes Blue Community

March 22, 2021: In recognition of World Water Day, Brescia has been awarded Blue Community certification, and becomes the first university in Ontario, and only the second university in Canada to receive this designation. LEARN MORE


Dr. Helene CumminsReady or not: Brescia professor co-edits childfree anthology

March 18, 2021: Dr. Helene Cummins, Professor at Brescia, explores in her co-authored and co-edited book, The Truth about M(O)therhood: Choosing to be Childfree. This anthology of interdisciplinary work provides readers with a variety of perspectives regarding reproductive choices and the emerging concept of being childfree-by-choice. LEARN MORE


2021 International Women's Day event poster Brescia University College marks International Women’s Day with Olympian and activist, Waneek Horn-Miller

March 4, 2021: In celebration of International Women’s Day, on Monday, March 8th Brescia University College will host the fourth annual Dr. Colleen Hanycz Leadership Lecture: CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE: Finding Common Ground through Dialogue. LEARN MORE


Dr. Anne Barnfield, Brescia Associate Professor, Psychology and horse Lilliput at the London Dressage Association Competition (2012)Brescia research “takes up the reins” on benefits of therapeutic riding and equine-assisted psychotherapy

February 22, 2021: Following twelve years of comprehensive and diverse research in the areas of therapeutic riding (TR) and equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), Dr. Anne Barnfield, concludes that equine riding and therapy renders positive results in affecting the mental and physical health of its participants. LEARN MORE


Student standing in a bold pose.Brescia endorses Bill 216: Food Literacy for Students Act

February 5, 2021:  Brescia University College has joined professionals, educators and individuals across the province to endorse and sign Bill 216: Food Literacy for Students Act, 2020. LEARN MORE


Photo of two students in a residence room.Brescia University College freezes residence fees for 2021-2022 academic year

February 3, 2021: In response to the COVID-19 related financial setbacks that families across the globe are experiencing, Brescia University College will be freezing residence fees for the 2021-2022 academic year. LEARN MORE


Canada Life and Brescia buildings.Canada Life invests $250,000 at Brescia University College to launch innovative diversity in leadership initiatives

January 13, 2021: At a virtual announcement on Wednesday, January 13th, Canada Life will present Brescia University College with a $250,000 contribution to the University’s LEAD WITH US Campaign to launch diversity in leadership programming in 2022. LEARN MORE