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Changemaking

At Royal Roads University, changemaking is part of our DNA.

We pioneered the blended learning model in Canada and designed something completely different on the post-secondary landscape when the university was established in 1995. We created a unique learning experience through digital delivery that allows students to stay connected to their communities and combined it with an unparalleled natural and historic environment for research and study in Victoria, B.C. Our progressive model of education delivers applied and professional graduate and undergraduate degree programs, Canada’s first applied research doctorate, and exceptional certificate and diploma programs. At Royal Roads, full-time students, working professionals and lifelong learners find opportunities and skills to create positive change in their lives and work, in their communities and on the global stage.

Changemaking and social innovation at Royal Roads begin from our holistic, student-centred approach to flexible admissions and it is inscribed in our university-wide learning and teaching model. We place interdisciplinary discovery at the heart of all our programs, understanding that the complex problems of our time require multiple lenses versus single-solution approaches, and our applied research responds to global, national and community-based problems. Changemaking extends through our culture of mentorship and collaboration to create opportunities for students not only to learn, but contribute with purpose and impact.

Leading positive change

Royal Roads University’s role as a leader for change and social innovation has been recognized with its designation as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus. The Ashoka U Changemaker Campus Network is a dynamic, global community of more than 40 universities and colleges committed to advancing social innovation and changemaking across their institution and beyond. Ashoka U is an initiative of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs and changemakers.