New Plans to be unveiled at Brescia

March 3, 2011

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