“The blended learning model was ideal, as it allowed me to work and complete school at the same time.”

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Yvonne McSkimming, Doctor of Social Sciences

Yvonne McSkimming

Doctor of Social Sciences


“Every instructor was committed to supporting my educational needs.”

“I have worked in the social services sector for over 30 years; for the past 20 as an executive director of a non-profit organization.

After completing the Master of Arts in Leadership program at Royal Roads University, I wanted to challenge myself and continue my academic journey. I liked the learning structure at RRU and determined that the Doctor of Social Sciences program would help me build my knowledge and understanding of a range of applied social research methodologies for use at my organization.

After completing the program, I have greater confidence in my ability to speak to what I know about my area of expertise. I am called upon by my peers to respond and address concerns and issues related to my dissertation topic, and I feel there is a greater degree of respect afforded to me with the completion of my doctorate.

If you are looking for a program that will challenge you and provide an opportunity for personal and professional growth, then the Doctor of Social Sciences program is for you.”

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