Brescia to build new residence

Brescia University College is planning to build a new low-rise residence to accommodate its growth, with plans to open the doors in September 2013.

A special community meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 in room 136 of Brescia’s St. James building, at which has invited neighbouring community members, alumnae, faculty, staff, students, and special guests to learn more about the university’s plans to build the residence that will provide 110 additional beds for prospective and current students.

“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,” says Brescia’s principal 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.