Establishing, developing and advancing the work of Canada’s only women’s university is a bold endeavor and would not have been possible without the remarkable leadership of Brescia’s dedicated Principals. In 1920, Mother St. Anne Lachance charted a strong course for Brescia, becoming the University’s first Principal (then known as Dean). Since then, eleven distinguished women have held the role of Principal and have made a lasting mark on the University’s campus and community.

 

Mother St. Anne Lachance

1920 – 1930 and 1933 – 1938

Mother Immaculate Dwyer

1930 – 1933

Mother Francis Clare Connor

1938 – 1939

Mother St. James Hickey

1939 – 1945 and 1947 – 1956

Mother Marie Rosier

1945 – 1947 and 1956 – 1963

Sister Dominica Dietrich

1963 – 1969

Sister Arleene Walker

1969-1974

Sister Frances Ryan

1974 – 1977

Sister Dolores Kuntz

1977 – 1999

Dr. Theresa Topic

1999 – 2008

Dr. Colleen Hanycz

2008 – 2015

Dr. Susan Mumm

2016 – Present

 

 

 

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