I cannot believe that I am sitting back in the library already!
Reading Week has come and gone faster than the blink of an eye…or so it seems, anyway. Last week, I took the bus to my hometown of Hamilton to enjoy a week of homecooked meals (yum!), quality family time and yes, lots of readings.
True to it’s name, I quickly realized that reading week is a time for actually catching up on readings! Although I didn’t get as much done as I had hoped, I was happy to have the week to recharge before the final push of well, finals!
I was even happier though to miss one train and take another (long story) to come back to London and my teeny tiny room. It’s good to be back since there are only 61 days left of my first year at Brescia!
I should probably get back to work- I am in the library after all!
Now I will tell you a little bit more about the Globe and Mail survey.
The results of the survey will be published in the 2012 Globe and Mail University Report (Canadian University Report). The survey is in its 10th year, but Brescia has only participated the last two years. Brescia has done very well the last two years in many categories, including class size, satisfaction with the city, and technology.
It is important that Brescia students participate in the survey, as a large number of responses are needed in order to be included in the ranking. Prospective students and parents from across the country read the report, so it is important that Brescia is included!
When you complete the Globe and Mail survey you will have a chance to win 1 of 3 16GB iPads! You never know, you could be the winner!
This survey is open to all Brescia students. The survey runs from February 28 – March 13 and can be completed by going to: https://canadianuniversityreport.ca/?email&Institution=118
Thanks for helping Brescia shine!
If you are in first or fourth year at Brescia, you would have received an e-mail a few weeks ago about the NSSE Survey. You were probably wondering what is was, or how much time it was going to take you to complete.
First, what is this NSSE survey? NSSE stands for National Survey of Student Engagement. The survey is completed by students in first and fourth year. The rankings are reported in the annual Maclean’s ranking issue. It is a very comprehensive survey that is benchmarked against universities in the U.S. and Canada. The link to the survey has been sent to your @uwo e-mail if you are in first or fourth year. Brescia has outperformed many comparator universities in the past and Brescia would like to improve on this achievement!
I completed the survey and it only took about 10 or 15 minutes. The questions are short and I found them quite easy to answer. I have had such a great experience at Brescia, and I was happy to “help Brescia shine”! The survey results will definitely be seen by potential students in the future.
A follow up e-mail will be sent to your @uwo e-mail address on March 1, so if you don’t have the original e-mail anymore you still have a chance to participate. Watch out for that e-mail! And now you know what it is all about!
Another survey, for the 2012 Globe and Mail National University Report , will run from February 28 – March 13. All Brescia students can participate in this survey. I will tell you more about this survey in my next blog. Stay tuned!
Have fun filling out the survey! Because why wouldn’t you want your opinion heard!
It is finally here - reading week! We are now 3/4 of the way done the year. So many things have happened since the beginning of January that it hardly feels like we are half way done the semester.
I don’t have too many plans for the week – shopping, seeing some friends, and of course sleeping in! I do have a few assignments to work on, so this would probably be a good time to finish them.
I hope everyone has a good week – whether you are off to the beach somewhere, or if you actually need to study for midterms or finish assignments.
Enjoy your break from school because the week will be over before you know it!
One of the biggest advantages of being a Brescia student is that Main campus, including all of it’s services, is literally steps away. Two first year students have taken advantage of the opportunity to live in the prettiest residence on campus while participating in varsity athletics.
Kim Ngyuen and Jasmin Gow, both members of the UWO Swim Team, helped the Mustangs win the Women’s Championship last weekend in the Ontario University Athletics Championship Meet.
On behalf of the Brescia community, I wish these girls luck in their upcoming CIS championship meet in Calgary, Alberta next weekend.
This past Wednesday, the USC election results were tabulated and announced. Most notably, Andrew Forgione was elected our President for 2011-2012…
As the Thursday Gazette headline announced, UWO will FORGE on into the new year.
The rest of the election results are available here.
What was most surprising for me was the voter turnout. Out of over 25, 000 undergraduate students, less than 10, 000 students voted in the election.
Hopefully Brescia has a better turnout in it’s upcoming election! For more voting inspiration, check out the BUCSC Co*Motion:
BUCSC Spring Elections 2011 !
It is that time of year again – offers of admission! It is hard to believe that I received my offer 4 years ago! It seems like it was so long ago, but at the same time, it does not seem like I have been at Brescia for 4 years.
There are a couple of interesting contests going on right now where you can win a weekend in London, or even a full one-year scholarship! If you or someone you know is in grade 11 or 12 right now you should probably keep reading or check out Brescia’s web-site. (That is not supposed to sound like a lame tv commercial!)
The Facebook contest has been open since the beginning of January. Potential students are asked to “like” the Brescia University College page and share a story about an inspiring woman. Seems easy enough – it sure is! You can win a weekend in London so you can attend the March Break Open House. This is a pretty cool opportunity – something I would have participated in if I was still in high school.
The big contest is the “Take the Lead” Public Speaking Contest. Girls in grade 11 and 12 present speeches about women who are catalysts for change. The most exciting part is that the winner will win a full scholarship for one year!
If you are in grade 11 or 12 I would encourage you to participate because you really have nothing to lose. You could win a really awesome prize, and you will definitely meet some new people. Meeting other students will make the transition to Brescia easier as you will see a familiar face in September. And not to mention the wonderful faculty and staff members that you will meet!
Good luck to everyone who participates in the contests!