Brescia Brings Entrepreneurship to the Classroom  

News Release
September 2, 2015

London, ON – Brescia University College is thrilled to announce the culminating step in our one-of-a-kind entrepreneurship program with the release of the Just Own It e-learning video series. This unique series features five free e-learning videos, which will provide high school students — in grades nine through 11 – with the opportunity to explore entrepreneurship first hand in the classroom. Created by Brescia, with support from the Government of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy, each video includes a complementary teacher’s guide and is available for download by school boards, teachers, learners, and facilitators.

The Just Own It video series has been designed to be relatable and appealing to today’s high school students, by featuring young people and using an upbeat and energetic style. The five videos explore the five major areas of entrepreneurship: the meaning of entrepreneurship; opportunity and plan development and business model canvas; plan validation and refining ideas; product development; and professional tips for delivering the perfect pitch to potential investors.

Program creators, Associate Professors Colleen Sharen and Melissa Jean, are delighted to release these videos which further pursue Brescia’s mission in developing tomorrow’s leaders. Professor Sharen explains, “We are pleased to be able to work with the Government of Ontario to bring this important program directly to the classroom. We are confident that Ontario teachers will find these free videos and teachers guides extremely beneficial learning instruments in developing young business leaders.”

For additional information, or to download the Just Own It free e-learning video series, please visit, or visit the Just Own It YouTube page at

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For more information please contact: 

Cathy Fox, Manager Communication and Marketing at 519-432-8353, ext 28293 or at, or Caitlin Core, Communications, Marketing & External Relations Officer at 519.432.8353, ext. 28280 or at

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