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“I developed a new worldview that is sustainable and personally fulfilling.”

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Nicol Suhr

MA in Environmental Education and Communication


“I developed a new worldview that is sustainable and personally fulfilling.”

“I enjoyed the blended learning model practiced at Royal Roads University. The instructors were unique, knowledgeable, and powerful people; bringing their interesting gifts of education to share with my co-learners. The online segments were diverse, but reflected the professors and their styles. The campus residences were each distinct, again reflective of the coursework, the professors, and the different personalities and backgrounds of the members of my cohort. 

The project-based learning style was new to me, as I came from a traditional scientific background, but I found it stretched my own understanding of how I learn, and I enjoyed working with my varied teams throughout my program.

I am walking in life differently now: personally, I have developed a new worldview that is more sustainable and fulfilling, and professionally I have been able to pursue leadership opportunities in which I can co-create systemic transformation. Prior to completion of my MA, I moved into educational leadership, and less than 10 months later, accepted a principalship of an innovative, community-centered school that specializes in environmental education. In addition, I am principal of an associated distributed learning school which uses a blended model of online and face-to-face project-based learning, not unlike Royal Roads' own model of education. I am thrilled that my personal educational opportunities are being recognized as valuable, and that my skills learned at Royal Roads are desired and celebrated in my professional life.

To anyone considering a program at RRU, my advice is: Yes – Do it!”