Bio (Steve Grundy)
Environment and Sustainability
Dr. Steve Grundy is a strong believer in the strength of organizational culture to support innovation and change in universities. He is particularly interested in the directions of post-secondary education, the evolution and development of on-line learning, and new models of university governance and leadership. He teaches and supervises many undergraduate and graduate students in environmental contaminant fate and effects. His research interests range from synthetic chemistry to environmental science to post-secondary education transformation. He has travelled extensively in the Canadian Arctic and the West Coast of Canada as a field scientist with a specialization in contaminant transport mechanisms.
As a member of the educational planning team, Grundy was jointly responsible for the initial education plan at Royal Roads University. Since then, he has served as a faculty member, dean of the School of Environment and Sustainability and associate vice-president of program development, chief information officer and registrar, and most recently as vice-president academic and provost until March 31, 2020. He holds an ICD.D designation and has served on numerous boards including as chair of BCNet.
Grundy holds a PhD (1983) and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (1980) from the University of Sheffield, England. He has also completed the Senior University Administrators Course (University of Manitoba, 1999), the Institute for Educational Management (Harvard, 2011) and the Directors’ Education Program (Rotman School, 2019).