Brescia University College
Making connections in the community

Making connections in the community

On May 21, the Student Success Centre at Western University, Student Life Centre at Brescia University College and Student Services at Huron University College and their faculty partners invited almost 100 community partners to learn more about how Community Engaged...

Gillese named new Brescia chancellor

Gillese named new Brescia chancellor

Justice Eileen Gillese, former dean of Western Law, has been named chancellor of Brescia University College, the Board of Trustees announced Monday. Gillese, who follows Joan Francolini to the position, will assume the role at the Western affiliate’s baccalaureate...

‘Sock it to me’

‘Sock it to me’

With an initial goal of 1,500 pairs of socks, Brescia University College’s student branch of the Canadian Association of Food Professionals (CAFP) is looking at donating more than 2,200 pairs – and growing – to the Unity Project in London. The footwear will benefit...

Take the Lead welcomes young voices

Take the Lead welcomes young voices

On Saturday, the Take the Lead public-speaking contest welcomes females in Grades 11 and 12 to participate in a one-of-a-kind contest at Brescia University College, which is being hosted for the seventh time since 2009. This year, finalists were selected after...

Brescia principal to lead La Salle University

Brescia principal to lead La Salle University

After seven years as principal of Brescia University College, Colleen Hanycz has accepted an appointment to lead La Salle University in Philadelphia, Penn., as its next president. She assumes the role in July.

Western women lead way in award winners

Western women lead way in award winners

A wave of purple pride washed over the 2015 Women of Excellence announcement Tuesday morning as six of eight winners of the biennial award were members of the Western community.

Student channels ‘healed pain’ into hope for others

Student channels ‘healed pain’ into hope for others

Molly Schoo suffered in silence for almost a decade, only discussing her personal pain with her parents, siblings, medical professionals and a handful of teachers. Even her closest friends barely knew she was battling an eating disorder and depression, despite...

App removes barriers to local, healthy foods

App removes barriers to local, healthy foods

SmartAPPetite, a new smartphone app developed by Western researchers and their partners, provides southwestern Ontarians with the motivation and information to buy local, eat smart and get healthy.

Idea to revolutionize yogurt distribution seeking funding

Idea to revolutionize yogurt distribution seeking funding

Microbiology and Immunology professor Gregor Reid wants to revolutionize the way Western Heads East delivers its life-saving yogurt to the people who need it most. Since 2004, Western Heads East has been a grassroots Western-based program focusing on health and...

Calendar flips the page on better health

Calendar flips the page on better health

For Tammy Defoe, life is all about fitness and wellness. As a certified personal trainer, and Brescia University College student, she looks to share her healthy lifestyle and improve the lives of others with a new self-published calendar. Defoe said lifestyle-related...

Competition offered chance for Brescia alumna to ‘Lead’

Competition offered chance for Brescia alumna to ‘Lead’

Christine Peet was determined to walk away victorious. She first tackled Take the Lead, a public-speaking contest for high school students at Brescia University College, in 2009. Her speech, deemed too long, eliminated her after the first round. Peet, originally from...

Student’s undiscovered joy takes top prize

Student’s undiscovered joy takes top prize

One summer at her cottage, Emma Hunt powered through 20 books. That’s how much she loves to read. But it wasn’t until recently the first-year Foods and Nutrition student at Brescia University College discovered she enjoyed writing, perhaps just as much.

Abella: Don’t let recent events muddy tolerant waters

Abella: Don’t let recent events muddy tolerant waters

Canada needs today’s graduates, their ideas and their contributions, to protect the country’s cultural mosaic, Irving Abella, eminent historian and president of the Academy of the Arts and Humanities of the Royal Society of Canada, told graduates at the Thursday...

Conference celebrates Year of the Family anniversary

Conference celebrates Year of the Family anniversary

Organizers of the bi-annual meeting of the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) want people to know that the study of home economics is alive and well. In fact, 200 people are congregating at Brescia University College until July 24 to discuss the health...

Celebration of life set for Brescia’s Joan Francolini

Celebration of life set for Brescia’s Joan Francolini

The Western community is mourning the loss of Joan Francolini, 80, Brescia University College chancellor, who died Sunday, June 22, following an extended illness. Tributes have been flowing in since the news became public. “In my life, I have rarely encountered such a...

Allaster: Create a world of equality in opportunity for all

Allaster: Create a world of equality in opportunity for all

Gender parity is not a women’s issue – it is an economic issue that impacts Canada’s competitiveness and prosperity, businesswoman Stacey Allaster, BA’85, MBA’00, told graduates at the Monday, June 16, afternoon session of Western’s 303rd Convocation. “Our country is...