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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. Margaret Chan

When one thinks of some of the most pressing global diseases and pandemics to hit our world over the past 40 years, H1N1, SARS and the avian influenza are often the first to come to mind. Managing these types of global crises takes a confident and compassionate leader, like Brescia alumna, Dr. Margaret Chan. Read more

Dr. Margaret Chan

When one thinks of some of the most pressing global diseases and pandemics to hit our world over the past 40 years, H1N1, SARS and the avian influenza are often the first to come to mind. Managing these types of global crises takes a confident and compassionate leader, like Brescia alumna, Dr. Margaret Chan. Read more

Fan Liu

When Fan Liu, Brescia’s new Coordinator for Student Life and Learning, began working at Brescia in January 2019, she knew she was joining a special community. Read more

Grace Wu

Growing up in Chongqing China, Grace Wu attended a Canadian international school and knew she would go to university in Canada. But it wasn’t until she heard about the Take the Lead speaking contest that Brescia came into focus. Read more

Group of Seven Painting Comes Home

It is an extraordinary story. Joe Pigott was busy building a reputation as a trustworthy builder when Pigott Construction was hired to build Brescia Hall. Read more

Laure Eldik ’07

I grew up in Lebanon and went to elementary and high school in Beirut. When I got married and moved to Canada, I had a dream to continue my education and get a degree. My husband always encouraged me to go to Brescia, but I thought that it would be impossible—I had three young children, 9, 7 and 5 years old. Read more