RRU Giving Day 2021

On Giving Day this November 30, Royal Roads University students and alumni are saying “thank you” for supporting their transformational learning experience at Royal Roads

Giving Day is a global movement dedicated to harnessing the power of individuals to transform the world through acts of generosity.

At Royal Roads, that generosity is transformative, says Royal Roads University President Philip Steenkamp.

“We see the power of giving every day at RRU—from the quiet acts of kindness that sustain and define the learning experience, to the extraordinary generosity and vision of donors, community partners, alumni, faculty and staff. That generosity strengthens our community and nurtures academic research, innovation and creativity.”

Meet the people who want to say “thank you”

Charity Joy: Master of Business Administration grad Charity Joy has started successful businesses in gaming, healthcare, and even microbrewing over the past 15 years. A coach and keynote speaker, the founder of 30 Turtle works with organizations and leaders to solve complex problems with creativity and innovation.

Dapo Bankole: Nigerian-born Dapo Bankole, a Master of Arts in Leadership grad, came to Canada to change his life. Now, he’s changing so many others as founder and host of The Immigrant Life podcast which aims to help first generation Canadian immigrants achieve their dreams in their new country. As a student, Bankole set up a monthly donation to the Royal Roads Master of Arts in Leadership bursary with the idea that he would someday be in the position to create his own named fund. 

Michael Lickers: Michael Lickers not only teaches in the Master of Arts in Leadership and Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies programs as an RRU associate faculty member, he is also a current student in the Doctor of Social Sciences program. He has worked as a youth counsellor and coordinator of therapeutic foster care. He founded and developed a non-profit organization that provided cultural outdoor education in Canada and internationally with Indigenous youth and communities.

Terri Wingham: Bachelor of Commerce grad Terri Wingham is the Founder and CEO of A Fresh Chapter, an organization that aims help cancer survivors heal emotionally through volunteerism, meaningful travel and community connection. Since 2013, volunteers have served more than 21,000 hours around the world and transformed the lives of numerous others through scholarships and legacy funds.

Give today

Donate online to make a gift in support of any fund, including student awards, research in the community, A Vision in Bloom campaign to revitalize our gardens, or The Tomorrow Makers campaign for Indigenous student success and research grants.

A Vision in Bloom

A Vision in Bloom aims to revitalize many other aspects of Historic Hatley Park, which welcomes nearly 20,000 community members and tourists year-round. Fundraising efforts will support the restoration and revitalization of the Japanese gardens and historic Glass House, community food production and educational programming.

The Tomorrow Makers

The Tomorrow Makers recognizes and celebrates the difference Indigenous people are making in the world, by championing projects and research that bring people together to restore knowledge, build sustainability and help communities to thrive.

Donate online through Canada Helps to make a gift in support of any fund at RRU.