Brescia University College
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Tuition: $5,975.00  Students: 1,000
1285 Western Road
London, ON      N6G 1H2

Brescia University College

Brescia University was established by the Ursuline sisters of Chatham in 1919. Located in London, Ontario, Canada, it is the only university-level women’s college in Canada which focuses on preparing women for the challenges of their social responsibilities and success in their future careers. Originally named Brescia Hall, it officially settled to its current name in 2002. Today, the University is affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. ... continued below

About Brescia University College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The campus consists of the Mother St. James Memorial Building On The First Floor, Mother St. James Memorial Building On The Ground Floor, The Marie Rosier Wing, and the Ursuline Hall. The University has a student-faculty ratio of 14:1, and the small class sizes and strong faculty are the key strengths of the Brescia academic experience. Incoming first year students who plan to live inside the campus are guaranteed slots in the campus “Residence” provided they meet all the requirements before the deadline. Each room contains a single bed with a dresser, closet, window, and desk chair. Access to local phone service, voicemail, and Internet are also included. The amenities in the building include: Bathrooms with sinks, toilet, shower, bathtubs, common areas (furniture, cable television, DVD players, refrigerators, microwaves, and sinks), Coin-operated Laundry Facilities, Wireless dining areas with cafeteria, Mailboxes, and Parking Space.

Student Services and Student Life

The University offers the following services to students: Academic Success Series, Career Services (Career Coaching, Resume/Interview Assistance, Senior Year Experience Program, and Tri-Mentoring); Co-Curricular Service-Learning (Alternative Break Program, Character Counts, Homework Clubs, Moving from Me to We, Nutritional Initiatives for Kids, and Workshops 4 Change); Co-Curricular Transcript, Community Connections, Food Services, Get Involved on Campus, International (Bridging Program, Come and Chat, Events, and International Student Aid); Personal Development Programs (Leadership Certificate, Personal Power, and Tri-Mentoring); Residence (Residence Life, Admissions, Facilities, Handbook, and Programming); Student Council, The Circle Women's Centre, Transportation, Volunteering (Agencies, Appreciation, and Events).

The representative body of the campus is the Brescia University College Students’ Council. Its mission is to “address student needs, build community, and facilitate the involvement of all students in every aspect of college life.” Some of its services include giving awards to students who have contributed to the College community; Brescia Buzz (monthly newspaper created by the students); Graduation photos, Merchandise (fashion clothing line), and the Yearbook.

Students who are into athletics can join the diverse Sports Clubs offered by the campus. Some of the clubs include: Aikido, Badminton, Dragon Boat, Fencing, Hapkido, Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, Kayak, Kendo, Seikido, Ski, Squash, Synchronized Swimming, Tae Kwon Do, and Triathlon. There are also intramural sports and Fitness and Wellness Programs, such as: Aerobics Classes, Chiropractic Care, Fitness Centre (Weight & Cardio Space), Fitness Class Schedule, Massage Therapy, Personal Training, Sports Psychology, and Contact Fitness & Wellness Coordinator

Academic Programs

The University offers the following programs: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Management & Organizational Studies, Bachelor of Science (Foods & Nutrition), Bachelor of Arts (Human Ecology), Bachelor of Science (Human Ecology), Master of Foods and Nutritional Sciences, Certificate in Community Development, and Certificate in Religious Education.

Off-Campus Living

Students who wish to live outside the campus can go to Western’s Off-Campus Housing Service. It offers listings of houses that are available throughout the city of London.

London Information

London is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. London is the seat of Middlesex County, at the forks of the non-navigable Thames River, approximately halfway between Toronto, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. London's economy is dominated by locomotive and military vehicle production, insurance, and information technology.

London has a humid continental climate. Because of its location in the continent and proximity to the Great Lakes, London experiences very contrasting seasons. The summers are usually warm to hot and humid, while the winters are normally quite cold but with frequent thaws. London has the most thunderstorms of any area in Canada due to the lake breeze convergence.


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