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Communication

The ability to exchange information and meaning across cultures, space, and time appropriately and correctly. This competency includes oral, written, and interpersonal communication, and the ability to use current or innovative media. Learn more

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Communication

Communication

The ability to exchange information and meaning across cultures, space, and time appropriately and correctly. This competency includes oral, written, and interpersonal communication, and the ability to use current or innovative media. Learn more

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

The ability to engage in thinking characterized by the rational, informed, independent, and open-minded exploration of issues, ideas, and events before accepting or formulating a conclusion. Learn more

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Inquiry & Analysis

Inquiry & Analysis

The ability to ask questions, examine issues, and reach informed conclusions by breaking down complex issues, exploring evidence, and describing relationships among persons, things, or events. Learn more

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Problem Solving

Problem Solving

The ability to create and execute a strategy to answer a question or achieve a goal. Includes being able to anticipate the consequence of a potential solution, select a strategy among several alternatives, and decide when an acceptable outcome has been reached. Learn more

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Self Awareness & Development

Self Awareness & Development

The ability to draw meaning, knowledge and value from honest and fair reflection and self-evaluation. Students are able to recognize their emotions and patterns of thinking, their impact on others, and make a commitment to personal growth. Learn more

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Social Awareness & Engagement

Social Awareness & Engagement

The ability to respect and be open to diversity (e.g. cultural, religious, political) and social justice. Students take personal responsibility to actively engage in and contribute to creating positive change in local, regional, national, or global communities and societies. Learn more

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Valuing

Valuing

The ability to make decisions or choose actions based on the consistent application of principles expressing fundamental values that are accepted on account of reason or spiritual insight. Learn more

Grace Wu, Hannah Floyd & Hannah Eastman pose in Brescia's Ursuline Hall Rotunda

BresciaLEAD Scholarship Recipients

With a vision to celebrate and recognize outstanding Canadian women leaders, the BresciaLEAD Awards also pave the way for promising future leaders through the generation of a student scholarship. Read more

Grace Wu, Hannah Floyd & Hannah Eastman pose in Brescia's Ursuline Hall Rotunda

BresciaLEAD Scholarship Recipients

With a vision to celebrate and recognize outstanding Canadian women leaders, the BresciaLEAD Awards also pave the way for promising future leaders through the generation of a student scholarship. Read more

Raine Williams

Jamaica native Raine Williams was sure she wanted to go to the University of Guelph, and told her mother so. But then she got involved in Brescia’s Take the Lead program, and everything changed. Read more

Katherine Henderson

It’s a winding path that has led Katherine Henderson, ’86 to her current position. Looking back, she can see how it all fits together. Read more

Professor James Doelman

Students of literature are familiar with the works of great writers of the Renaissance period – Shakespeare, Donne, Milton and others. But imagine discovering previously unknown works from this golden period – poetry that may have been read only by a handful of people hundreds of years ago. Read more