Bio (Steve Grundy)
Vice-President Academic and Provost, Professor
Environment and Sustainability
As the Chief Academic Officer of Royal Roads University, Steve Grundy is responsible for the overall academic direction and quality of the university’s academic programs. He is particularly interested in the directions of post-secondary education, the evolution and development of online learning and new models of university governance and leadership. He leads the Academic Council of the university as well the Strategic Enrolment Management group. He is a strong supporter of the principles of sustainable development and moving the university in that direction. He has supervised many graduate students mainly in the area of environmental contaminant fate and effects.
As a member of the educational planning team, Grundy was jointly responsible for the initial education plan at Royal Roads University. At Royal Roads he has served as a faculty member; dean of the school of environment and sustainability; and associate vice-president of program development, chief information officer and registrar. He currently serves on the boards of BCNET and the Canadian Virtual University. His research interests have ranged from synthetic chemistry to environmental science. He has travelled extensively in the Canadian Arctic and the west coast of Canada as a field scientist with a specialization in contaminant transport mechanisms.
Grundy holds a PhD and a bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Sheffield in England. He has also completed the Senior University Administrators Course (University of Manitoba) and the Institute for Educational Management (Harvard).