Office of the President

Dr. Philip Steenkamp

Hello! Hay'sxw'qa si'em!

I am deeply honoured to be part of this dynamic community of lifelong learners. Royal Roads University's innovative model of post-secondary education is truly at the leading edge of 21st-century learning.

We marked our 25th anniversary in 2020, and launched our second quarter century with a new vision dedicated to “inspiring people with the courage to transform the world.”

I want to hear about what Royal Roads means to you whether you live on the West Shore, in the Capital Region, or in communities across Canada and the globe. As we embark on the university’s next phase together, I invite you to reach out to me at any time on any issue. I look forward to connecting with you in the future.

— Dr. Philip Steenkamp, president and vice-chancellor

Messages to Community

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February 25, 2021
There is a significant history of food cultivation on these lands. Be part of planning an RRU kitchen garden.
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February 3, 2021
Royal Roads University begins removal of all barbed wire on campus fences.
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January 29, 2021
Celebrating Black History Month.
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January 15, 2021
We still have challenges to face, but opportunities also lie ahead.
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December 18, 2020
While it wasn't the exuberant celebration we planned, we achieved remarkable things.
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December 11, 2020
President Steenkamp discusses how even an altered holiday can still hold some joy during Covid-19.
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December 4, 2020
President Steenkamp discusses how home can be a place of fear for many women around the world during Covid-19.
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November 12, 2020
President Steenkamp pays tribute to Barrie Agar's retirement after caring for RRU's gardens and grounds nearly 20 years.