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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

Mallika Auplish ‘13

Professor Steve Kleinknecht remembers a conversation he had with Mallika Auplish when she was in her second year at Brescia. “She told me that her goal was to work at the United Nations,” he recalls. “I thought it seemed like a pretty lofty goal, but why not shoot for the stars?” Read more

Mallika Auplish ‘13

Professor Steve Kleinknecht remembers a conversation he had with Mallika Auplish when she was in her second year at Brescia. “She told me that her goal was to work at the United Nations,” he recalls. “I thought it seemed like a pretty lofty goal, but why not shoot for the stars?” Read more

Larissa Werbicki

If at first you don’t succeed (or even like it), try, try again. That’s the lesson of Larissa Werbicki’s athletic career. Enrolled in a learn-to-row class by her mother, she didn’t enjoy or excel at the sport at first and resented getting up at 5 a.m. for practice. But that soon changed. Read more

Dr. Lauretta Frederking

Brescia’s new Vice-Principal and Academic Dean Dr. Lauretta Frederking grew up just outside London, Ontario. A political scientist, her interests include relationships between migrant populations and host communities, and the interplay between laws and cultural norms. Read more