Brescia to build state-of-the-art $14 million academic pavilion

News Release
January 16, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

London, ON – Brescia University College is investing in future women leaders through the construction of a new $14 million state-of-the-art academic pavilion. The 30,000 square foot, light-filled building captures the best in educational design. The pavilion will include three state-of-the-art food and science laboratories, sensory and research laboratories, two multi-tiered classrooms, informal study spaces and an active learning classroom designed for dynamic group work to support Brescia’s current and future growth aspirations.

“Almost 100 years ago, the Ursuline Sisters founded Brescia to be a student-centred and empowering educational experience for women and today students continue to be at the forefront of every decision,” says Brescia’s Principal, Dr. Susan Mumm. “In fact, students, faculty and staff have been consulted at every step of the process and we are confident our new academic pavilion will meet the needs of current and future students and will also set a course for the next 100 years.”

Designed by the internationally recognized architectural firm HDR, the pavilion is anticipated to open in Fall 2019, which coincides with the 100th anniversary celebration of the University’s founding in 1919.

“This is an exciting time for Brescia,” says Karen Fryday-Field, Chair of the Brescia Board of Trustees. “The academic pavilion is one of the key priorities in our five-year strategic plan and as we reach the mid-point of our plan, we are delighted to see this critical priority come to fruition. This new building is essential to ensuring we continue to offer the unique Brescia experience including world-class facilities and academic programs.”

For more information on Brescia’s academic pavilion, including renderings and live updates, visit: brescia.uwo.ca/academic-pavilion

Additional facts, photos and updates can also be found by following @BresciaUC and #BresciaBuilds2019 on Twitter.

Rendering of Brescia's Academic Pavilion. Above: Exterior rendering of Academic Pavilion, Brescia University College courtesy of HDR

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For more information, please contact:

Colleen Aguilar, Director, Communications & External Relations at 519-432-8353, ext. 28293 or at colleen.aguilar@uwo.ca, or Caitlin Core, Communications, Marketing & External Relations Officer at 519-432-8353, ext. 28280 or at ccore@uwo.ca.

Brescia University College, Canada’s women’s university college, is affiliated with Western University. The 1,500 women registered as either full- or part-time students at Brescia study a wide variety of subjects in the Schools of Behavioural & Social Sciences, Food & Nutritional Sciences, Humanities and Leadership & Social Change in an empowering, compassionate, student-centred and invigorating environment. Degrees are granted by Western. The Catholic University College welcomes students from all backgrounds and values diversity. For more current and archived news, a listing of faculty experts, and photos please visit our Online Media Room, at http://media.bresciauc.ca/ .