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Principal’s Bio

Dr. Susan Mumm was appointed as Principal on July 1, 2016.

Dr. Mumm’s international academic career has spanned more than 20 years. She began as an Assistant Professor at York University, before joining The Open University in England where, during her ten-year tenure, she moved from lecturer to head of department, beginning her career as a talented academic administrator. Dr. Mumm served as Dean of Arts and Science at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax from 2006 – 2009, and Pro Vice-Chancellor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Massey University, New Zealand from 2009 – 2013. Prior to assuming the Principal role at Brescia, Dr. Mumm held the positions of Dean of Arts and Science and Professor of History at Queen’s University.

Dr. Mumm was raised on a sheep farm in Saskatchewan and studied British history at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Sussex, England, where she was a Commonwealth Scholar. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has published three books and numerous articles in her area of research. She is currently working on a fourth book on the history of organizations for young working women in 19th century Britain.

Learn more about Dr. Mumm by reading, A Conversation with Dr. Susan Mumm

Chancellor’s Bio

Maude Barlow, Brescia’s third Chancellor

Maude Barlow is a Canadian author and activist. She is the Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, a citizens’ advocacy organization with members and chapters across Canada. She is also the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, which works internationally for the human right to water. Maude chairs the board of Washington-based Food & Water Watch, is a founding member of the San Francisco–based International Forum on Globalization, and a Councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council.

In 2008/2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right by the UN. She has authored and co-authored 19 books, including her latest, Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis; and Whose Water is it Anyway? Taking water protection into public hands.

Maude is the recipient of multiple honorary doctorates as well as many awards, including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the “Alternative Nobel”), the 2005 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Fellowship Award, the Citation of Lifetime Achievement at the 2008 Canadian Environment Awards, the 2009 Earth Day Canada Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award, the 2009 Planet in Focus Eco Hero Award, the 2011 EarthCare Award, the highest international honour of the Sierra Club (US), and the BresciaLEAD Lifetime Award from Brescia University College in 2018.

Office of the Principal

Principal: Dr. Susan Mumm

Executive Assistant to the Principal and Associate Secretary to the Board: Lucyanne Davison



Principal’s Cabinet

Vice-Principal & Academic Dean: Dr. Lauretta Frederking

Executive Assistant to the Vice-Principal & Academic Dean: Marsha Lace

Dr. Lauretta Frederking joined Brescia on July 1, 2018. As Vice-Principal and Academic Dean, Dr. Frederking oversees all faculty teaching and research portfolios as well as having responsibility for Library Services and the Advanced Learning and Teaching (ALT) Centre at Brescia.
She began teaching at Washington University also teaching at St. Louis University and then moved to Portland where she served as a faculty member, department chair and then Associate Provost at the University of Portland.
Dr. Frederking holds a BA from the University of Toronto (Political Science), MA from Columbia University (Political Science) and a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis (Political Science).

Vice-Principal, Students: Marianne Simm

Marianne has been a member of the Brescia community since 1997. Her areas of responsibility include: Recruitment; Admissions; Student Affairs; Residence; and Campus Ministry. Marianne holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and an MBA in Educational Administration from Royal Roads University. Prior to joining Brescia, Marianne held a number of student facing and leadership positions within the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University. Her career began at Brescia in student recruitment, with a subsequent appointment to Registrar in 2003. Marianne is committed to supporting student success within her current portfolio, which encompasses all stages of the student life cycle.

Vice-Principal, Finance & Administration: Karla Szauter