Focusing on anti-racism at RRU

Collage of photos of Anti-Racism Task Force members

Royal Roads’ newly created anti-racism task force is calling on the broader university community to help develop an action plan to combat institutional racism.

The task force will hold six online focus groups between December 13 and 21.

Discussion topics will include: What changes would you like to see? What actions should be implemented? Do you have ideas for anti-racism initiatives?

“It is long past time to listen to what Indigenous, Black, Asian and other people of colour have been saying for years and years,” says Royal Roads University President Philip Steenkamp. “The anti-racism task force will provide actionable measures to combat racism wherever we find it. We at Royal Roads must stand in solidarity, listen, educate ourselves, learn from our pasts, create change, and listen harder still. I hope you will join us in this important initiative to challenge discrimination and prejudice head-on.”

Register for an online anti-racism focus group

Space is limited. Please only register if you are able to commit to attending. Completion of registration in the focus group will be counted as your consent to participate.

  • Focus Group Session 1 - Sunday, Dec. 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. (PST)
  • Focus Group Session 2 - Monday, Dec. 14 from  1 to 2:30 p.m. (PST)
  • Focus Group Session 3 - Thursday, Dec. 17 from  1 to 2:30 p.m. (PST)
  • Focus Group Session 4 - Sunday, Dec. 20 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. (PST)
  • Focus Group Session 5 - Sunday, Dec. 20 from  1 to 2:30 p.m. (PST)
  • Focus Group Session 6 - Monday, Dec. 21 from  1 to 2:30 p.m. (PST)

Meet the Royal Roads University anti-racism task force

The task force is comprised of fifteen students, staff, alumni, faculty and associate faculty throughout the university.

Contact us

Questions? Send an email to the anti-racism task force.

Royal Roads is located on the traditional lands of the Xwsepsum and Lekwungen ancestors and families.