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Royal Roads University

Overview of Royal Roads University

Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful National Historic Sites, Royal Roads University has a long history of excellence. In 2015, we celebrated 75 years of leadership and learning – 55 years as a military college and 20 years as a public applied research university. They understand the needs and aspirations of our students, and we’ve created options to deliver an educational experience that fits your lifestyle. The cohort model features group-based course work, providing a resource of like-minded peers for you to share, challenge and grow with throughout your program. Even after graduation, these groups continue to support your aspirations to ensure your life changing experience with us has enabled not only professional transformation, but a personal one as well.

The programs offered at Royal Roads University provide learners with the tools and techniques required to be effective after graduation. Whether you’re looking for a new career or want to improve your standing, financially and professionally, within your current organization, a blended learning model of online courses and intensive, on-campus residencies lets you use what you learn, today.
At Royal Roads University, environmental leadership is required and it is proud that our students, faculty, and staff support this direction. Climate change is one of the most critical challenges of our time, and we are focused on initiatives that support campus sustainability. Environmental sustainability is not only intrinsically linked to our teaching and research mandate, it’s a challenge that calls for the kind of interdisciplinary and collaborative problem-solving at which it excel.

Location

 Royal Roads University, with its main campus in Colwood, British Columbia, is a public university. It is located on the former Royal Roads Military College (RRMC) grounds of Vancouver Island’s Hatley Park National Historic Site.

Alumni
  • David Hamilton- Deputy Minister of the Legislative Assembly and Chief Electoral Officer of the Northwest Territories.
  • Jim Kyte- Former NHL player.
  • Lorraine McLachlan, President and CEO of the Canadian Franchise Association.
Fun Facts
  • The Royal Roads University campus spreads over 260 hectares of lush parkland where you will find walking, hiking and biking trails, magnificent examples of flora and fauna on the west coast, magnificent views of the Juan de Fuca Strait with the majestic Olympic mountain range in the background, a stunning Japanese garden and a castle built for one of the most recognized coal barons on Vancouver Island.
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