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Brescia campusPresidents of King’s and Brescia release report on campus racial climate

November 22, 2021: The Presidents of King’s University College and Brescia University College are jointly releasing a report on campus racial climate at the two institutions LEARN MORE


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


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 hand.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 reuseable water bottleBrescia 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 on a horse. 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 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


Two students sitting 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


Dr. Roula HawaCANFAR Innovation Grant awarded to Brescia Professor to provide AIDS intervention strategies

November 30: CANFAR has awarded Brescia Assistant Professor in Family Studies and Human Development, Dr. Roula Hawa and her national research team with a $40,000 research grant to actively explore and help repair this gap. LEARN MORE


Julie YoungBrescia faculty member appointed as Expert, Gender Based Violence in national study funded by Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada

November 5: Julie Young has been appointed as a gender-based violence (GBV) expert by the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women, funded by Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada on their new national research initiative, entitled “Recognizing Critical Expertise in Gender-Based Violence Work." READ MORE


Tuition support to foster kids.Largest Commitment to Higher Education for Current & Former Foster Kids Yet

OCTOBER 27: The Child Welfare Political Action Committee (Child Welfare PAC) is pleased to announce an additional four post-secondary institutions in London, Ontario have committed to financial support for up to 35 students who have “aged-out” of child protection system. READ MORE


Members of the Journey's Gift.Students find new voice with launch of The Journey’s Gift Podcast

OCTOBER 21 - Brescia University College’s Campus Ministry and International Office are pleased to launch a new podcast series, The Journey’s Gift. READ MORE


Cheryl JensenBrescia appoints Cheryl Jensen as Interim Principal

OCTOBER 16 - The Board of Trustees of Brescia University College is pleased to announce that Cheryl Jensen has been appointed as Interim Principal effective October 19, 2020. READ MORE


Brescia Centennial PortraitureHistory comes alive at The Blessing of The Brescia Centennial Portraiture

OCTOBER 15 - Artistic expression, community connection and Brescia’s empowering history will be celebrated on Sunday, October 18th, 2020 at The Blessing of The Brescia Centennial Portraiture event. READ MORE


Steve KleinknechtBrescia faculty member awarded SSHRC Connection Grant to bring global scholars to campus for Qualitative Analysis Conference

OCTOBER 14 - A 2020 Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Connection Grant will support the gathering of over 150 international scholars and students at Brescia University College for the 37th annual Qualitative Analysis Conference. READ MORE


Tying on laptopRBC Foundation gives $200,000 gift to enhance women’s leadership opportunities

SEPTEMBER 29 - RBC Foundation has confirmed today a new commitment of $200,000 to Brescia University College. This empowering gift, as part of RBC’s Future Launch program, will help enhance women’s leadership practice and further prepare Brescia’s students for ethical decision-making in socially-responsible careers. READ MORE


Agents of Change Student Executives, Amy Karpenko and Nivedita “Nivi” Varagunan Agents of Change at Brescia challenges racism on campus and amplifies voices of colour

SEPTEMBER 14 - On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd, a 46 year-old Black man, was killed by a white police officer during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit bill in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This tragic event evoked an immediate response from Brescia students, who felt the urgency to stand up against all acts of racism and social injustice that they felt were happening on campus. READ MORE


Media Release Brescia University CollegeBrescia Associate Professor and Research Team Receive Catalyst Grant to Tackle Issue of Youth Vaping in Ontario

August 5, 2020 - Dr. Jamie Seabrook, Associate Professor in the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences at Brescia University College, is the recipient of a Catalyst Grant: Health Effects of Vaping from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). READ MORE

Media Release Brescia University CollegeBrescia Students and AgScape Collaborate to Help High School Students Connect Agriculture and Nutrition (CAN)

JUNE 24 - Food and Nutrition Masters students from Brescia University College and AgScape, Ontario’s leader in agriculture and food education, recently collaborated to strengthen Ontario high school students’ understanding of the connection between agriculture and nutrition READ MORE

Media Release Brescia University CollegeBrescia Challenges the Community to Give to Students

May 4 - 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. READ MORE

Media Release Brescia University CollegeBrescia 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. READ MORE

Media Release Brescia University CollegePair 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… READ MORE

Media Release Brescia University CollegeBrescia University College lends support to the London Food Bank

April 3 - 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.  READ MORE

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

March 3 - In celebration of International Women’s Day, Brescia University College will host the third annual Dr. Hanycz Leadership Lecture on Thursday, March 5th, 2020. READ MORE

Media Release Brescia University CollegeBrescia signs new sponsorship agreement with The Mother St. Anne Lachance Society

February 27 - 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. READ MORE

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

February 24 - 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. READ MORE

Media Release Brescia University CollegeBrescia joins the conversation during Bell Let’s Talk Day

January 28 - 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. READ MORE

Media Release Brescia University CollegeAll the world’s a stage at Brescia’s 13th annual Cultural Festival

January 21 -  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.  READ MORE