Office of the President

Dr. Philip Steenkamp

Hello! Hay'sxw'qa si'em! 

I am deeply honoured to join this community of lifelong learners. I have always been impressed by Royal Roads University's innovative model of post-secondary education for students and scholar-practitioners engaged at the leading edge of 21st-century learning.

I want to hear and understand what Royal Roads means to you — those of you whose lives are shaped by their experience here, and also those in the West Shore, the Capital Region and global communities. As we embark on the university’s next phase 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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November 12, 2020
Head Gardener Barrie Agar retires today, after almost 20 years of care for 10 acres of garden, bog and woodland.
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November 6, 2020
It’s easy to feel despair at times like this, which is why I turn to the opposite: hope.
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October 30, 2020
A warm welcome to Kevin Hall on his first day as new UVic President.
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October 8, 2020
As of Oct. 20, Royal Roads is delighted to welcome international students with study permits to Canada.
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October 1, 2020
Carney and I discuss the need for building a net zero economy, a now legislated objective, based on climate resilience.
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July 17, 2020
Do you think taking down statues erases history?
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July 10, 2020
Our world-class gardeners and videographers come up roses in new video project.
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June 26, 2020
This was a big moment for our LGBTQ+ community at Royal Roads, and for me.