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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

Leading on and off the Field

First-year students Katie Beaudry and Rebecca Hynes and third-year student Julia Curran all hail from different sides of the province and are specializing in separate degrees, but all three students share one important factor – they are all Western varsity athletes. Read more

Leading on and off the Field

First-year students Katie Beaudry and Rebecca Hynes and third-year student Julia Curran all hail from different sides of the province and are specializing in separate degrees, but all three students share one important factor – they are all Western varsity athletes. Read more

Empowering Children

Selvi Santosham was 19 years old when she arrived on her own from India to start classes at Brescia. Read more

Recipe for Generosity

When Martha Molina Velez Steers, ’51 stepped into a food lab at Brescia for the first time, she had never cooked before. Read more

Meet Brescia’s Board Chair

Karen Fryday-Field brings her passion, energy and enthusiasm to leading the Board of Trustees for Brescia University College, following her recent appointment. Read more