About Royal Roads
We learn, work, and live 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.
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.
We understand the needs and aspirations of our students, and we’ve created options to deliver an educational experience that fits your lifestyle. Our 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.
Learning, Teaching & Research Model (LTRM)
The Learning, Teaching, and Research Model (LTRM), updated in 2019, is a cornerstone of Royal Roads University's success. Royal Roads University aims to provide learning, teaching and research that help people transform careers and lives by solving problems and creating opportunities in the world. As set out in our original Learning and Teaching Model (LTM) in 2013, we focus on producing citizens of the world who are passionate, determined and confident lifelong learners, integrated into a broad network of like-minded learners, and who can confidently manage and resolve complex, real-life problems. Learn more about learning, teaching & research at Royal Roads.
A Sustainable Future
At Royal Roads University, we understand that environmental leadership is required and we’re 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 we excel.
Learn more about Sustainability at Royal Roads.
Changemaking is part of our DNA. We pioneered the blended learning model in Canada and designed something completely different on the post-secondary landscape. 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. 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.