Brescia University College is a student-centred community that educates women to think critically and to participate actively in society. A Catholic college in the Ursuline tradition, we prepare our graduates to lead with wisdom, justice and compassion in a changing world.
Brescia will be the university college of choice for women seeking an inclusive community of learning that combines academic excellence with opportunity for service and leadership.
Our mission at Brescia University College is governed by the following core values.
- We value women and their potential for leadership in society.
- We value pedagogical initiatives that encourage women's learning styles and enable them to develop their voices, confidence and leadership skills.
- We value creative, holistic education.
- We value academic excellence.
- We value experiential learning.
- We value the celebration of the spiritual dimension of the human person.
- We value the building of community in participative and collaborative ways.
- We value the struggle to raise social awareness and to promote social change.
- We value the physical environment that enhances the spiritual search for truth and beauty.
For 90 years, Brescia has provided the milieu in which thousands of women have received unparalleled opportunities for leadership and self-discovery while absorbing the values of volunteerism and compassion.
The Ursuline Sisters of Chatham began the story in 1919, founding Brescia as a liberal arts college for women and creating an intimate learning experience that encouraged students to think creatively and critically about the world. Today's committed professors and staff continue this legacy by fostering the development of analytical skills and communication expertise that enables Brescia students to take leadership roles in Canadian society.
The College maintains its Catholic identity, recognizing that faith and mature spirituality are the bedrock on which lives of service and achievement are built. Students continue to find common cause in social justice initiatives, an ongoing legacy of our Ursuline heritage.