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March 3, 2011

New plans to be unveiled at Brescia

London, ON – On Tuesday May 10, 2011 Brescia University College will announce its plan to build a new low-rise residence. The special community meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. in room 136 of Brescia’s St. James building.

Brescia University College has invited neighbouring community members, alumnae, faculty, staff, students, and special guests to learn more about the university’s plans to build a residence that will provide 110 additional beds for prospective and current students.

The building of a new residence was identified as a key objective in Brescia’s five-year strategic plan. “Brescia is showing managed growth, guided by our strategic plan, Living Leadership, which projects acquiring an additional 200 students by 2015. Building a new residence will help us achieve these objectives,” explains Brescia’s Principal, Dr. Colleen Hanycz. “We’ll be able to offer students a safe, inclusive, and modernized living environment. We know our female students will appreciate the new design and layout of this complex because we invited and listened to their input and ideas.”

Construction of a dining pavilion, which will be open to the public, and the new residence will begin in the spring of 2012 and doors will open in September 2013.

For more information about the community meeting please contact Sheila Blagrave, director of communications, marketing, and external relations at Brescia. (; 519-432-8353 (extension 28293)


Brescia University College, Canada’s premier women’s university college, is affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. The 1,100 women registered as either full- or part-time students at Brescia study a wide variety of subjects in Arts, Social Sciences, and Foods & Nutrition in an empowering, compassionate, student-centred, and invigorating environment. Degrees are granted by Western. The Catholic College welcomes students from all backgrounds and values diversity. For more information, please visit