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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

Dr. Carmen McCarron

Dr. Carmen McCarron is a French Literature scholar with a special interest in bringing
French-language Indigenous writings into the study of literature at Brescia, in collaboration
with Indigenous elders and scholars. Read more

Dr. Carmen McCarron

Dr. Carmen McCarron is a French Literature scholar with a special interest in bringing
French-language Indigenous writings into the study of literature at Brescia, in collaboration
with Indigenous elders and scholars. Read more

Janneth Mayorga

When she was in her last year of high school, Janneth Mayorga was in a serious car crash. “After that event I felt I had to re-calibrate my life,” she says. She had to stop playing sports, and threw herself into volunteerism and community service. To this day, she continues intense physiotherapy — three years after the accident. Read more

Krystle Shore

For some, working in the field of mental health is a slow progression. For London native and Brescia alumna Krystle Shore, ’13, it was a calling. Encouraged to apply to study at Brescia by her mother, who was a Preliminary Year graduate, Krystle began her studies as a part-time student, with an open major. Read more