1919

1919

Canada’s only women’s university, Brescia University College is established and opens

1920

1920

Classes begin at Brescia Hall, 556 Wellington Road

1923

1923

Brescia’s first students graduate

1925

1925

Brescia Hall moves to 1285 Western Road

1935

1935

Brescia student, Rosalina Saez, becomes the first international female to graduate from a Canadian University

1936

1936

Brescia’s signature Home Economics Department is founded

1948

1948

Brescia holds its first Orientation Sunday for first-year students

1949

1949

Holy Family Wing is added to the main building

1951

1951

Brescia’s Honor Society is established

1954

1954

Brescia’s Advisory Board is formed

1961

1961

Mary Manor residence is added

1963

1963

Ursuline College is renamed Brescia College

1963

1963

Mother St. James Memorial Arts Building opens

1969

1969

Brescia’s Golden Jubilee is celebrated

1970

1970

Marie Rosier Wing opens

1976

1976

Brescia student, Margaret O’Grady, becomes the first woman President of the Western University College Student Council

1982

1982

After an unexplained absence, the Ursuline Hall 16th Century European door-knocker is returned to campus

1994

1994

Brescia’s seventy-fifth anniversary is celebrated

1999

1999

Beyond Brescia Post Graduate Opportunities Fair is established

1999

1999

Brescia’s Council of Trustees is formed and begins governing

2001

2001

Brescia College is renamed Brescia University College

2001

2001

Brescia’s Labyrinth is created

2006

2006

Beryl Ivey Library opens

2006

2006

Brescia’s main building is renamed Ursuline Hall to honour the work of the Ursuline Sisters

2009

2009

Brescia’s one-of-a-kind public speaking contest, Take the Lead, is launched

2012

2012

Brescia hosts and celebrates International Day of the Girl for the first time

2013

2013

Dr. Joan Francolini ’55 is appointed as Brescia’s first Chancellor

2016

2016

Dr. Susan Mumm is appointed Principal

2016

2016

Brescia celebrates its inaugural BresciaLEAD Awards, with keynote speaker Geena Davis

2018

2018

Brescia celebrates the groundbreaking of its Academic Pavilion – opening in Fall 2019

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