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Who We Are

Brescia University College is Canada’s only women’s university.

The University was founded in 1919 by the Ursuline Sisters, strong women of faith committed to social justice, community service and the development of women. While our roots are in the Catholic faith, we are open to, and embrace, women of all faiths and backgrounds.

For over a century, the university experience at Brescia challenges students to lead with wisdom, justice and compassion. The student-centred institution is committed to educating women through preparing its students for life-long leadership. Brescia has an average class size of 29 students, a 14:1 student/faculty ratio and an emphasis on academic excellence.

Brescia is affiliated with Western University, the third-largest university in the province. Our students benefit from a small, supportive atmosphere at Brescia while having accesses to resources at Western. Upon graduation, students receive their degree from Western.