2021

Dr. FrederkingStrategic university leader named President of Brescia University College

April 20, 2021: The Board of Trustees of Brescia University College is pleased to announce that after a comprehensive, nation-wide search process, Dr. Lauretta Conklin Frederking has been appointed as the 13th Principal and newly named President of Brescia University College.  LEARN MORE


Student holding a water bottle.Brescia University College becomes Blue Community

March 22, 2021: In recognition of World Water Day, Brescia has been awarded Blue Community certification, and becomes the first university in Ontario, and only the second university in Canada to receive this designation. LEARN MORE


Dr. Helene CumminsReady or not: Brescia professor co-edits childfree anthology

March 18, 2021: Dr. Helene Cummins, Professor at Brescia, explores in her co-authored and co-edited book, The Truth about M(O)therhood: Choosing to be Childfree. This anthology of interdisciplinary work provides readers with a variety of perspectives regarding reproductive choices and the emerging concept of being childfree-by-choice. LEARN MORE


2021 International Women's Day event poster Brescia University College marks International Women’s Day with Olympian and activist, Waneek Horn-Miller

March 4, 2021: In celebration of International Women’s Day, on Monday, March 8th Brescia University College will host the fourth annual Dr. Colleen Hanycz Leadership Lecture: CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE: Finding Common Ground through Dialogue. LEARN MORE


Dr. Anne Barnfield, Brescia Associate Professor, Psychology and horse Lilliput at the London Dressage Association Competition (2012)Brescia research “takes up the reins” on benefits of therapeutic riding and equine-assisted psychotherapy

February 22, 2021: Following twelve years of comprehensive and diverse research in the areas of therapeutic riding (TR) and equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP), Dr. Anne Barnfield, concludes that equine riding and therapy renders positive results in affecting the mental and physical health of its participants. LEARN MORE


Student standing in a bold pose.Brescia endorses Bill 216: Food Literacy for Students Act

February 5, 2021:  Brescia University College has joined professionals, educators and individuals across the province to endorse and sign Bill 216: Food Literacy for Students Act, 2020. LEARN MORE


Photo of two students in a residence room.Brescia University College freezes residence fees for 2021-2022 academic year

February 3, 2021: In response to the COVID-19 related financial setbacks that families across the globe are experiencing, Brescia University College will be freezing residence fees for the 2021-2022 academic year. LEARN MORE


Canada Life and Brescia buildings.Canada Life invests $250,000 at Brescia University College to launch innovative diversity in leadership initiatives

January 13, 2021: At a virtual announcement on Wednesday, January 13th, Canada Life will present Brescia University College with a $250,000 contribution to the University’s LEAD WITH US Campaign to launch diversity in leadership programming in 2022. LEARN MORE