Royal Roads University acknowledges that the campus is located on the traditional lands of the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) and Lekwungen (Songhees) ancestors and families who have lived here for thousands of years.
This land has been part of the fabric of the life of Indigenous communities long before Hatley Castle was built, and it will be long into the future. It is with gratitude that we now learn and work here, where the past, present and future of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty and staff come together.
The office of Indigenous Education and Student Services (IESS) provides cultural, financial, and academic guidance and support to all Indigenous students throughout their studies and time with Royal Roads University. If you have self-identified, you will receive periodically information for events, academic and financial support via email. If you haven’t self-identified but wish to be on this list please contact Indigenous Education office.
IESS is continuing to find ways to share and incorporate where applicable, traditional knowledge into already existing programs and will continue to consult with faculty and staff, to implement Indigenous curriculum into their courses and programs when applicable.
IESS is here to support you and your educational journey; when you enroll please feel free to send IESS an email introducing yourself. One of our IESS goals is to make your time here at RRU a positive, memorable experience.