Office of the President

Dr. Philip Steenkamp

Hello! Hay'sxw'qa si'em!

I am deeply honoured to be part of this dynamic community of lifelong learners. Royal Roads University's innovative model of post-secondary education is truly at the leading edge of 21st-century learning.

We marked our 25th anniversary in 2020, and launched our second quarter century with a new vision dedicated to “inspiring people with the courage to transform the world.”

I want to hear about what Royal Roads means to you whether you live on the West Shore, in the Capital Region, or in communities across Canada and the globe. As we embark on the university’s next phase together, 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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May 14, 2021
President Steenkamp and Russell Johnston read "When My Heart Fills with Happiness" in English and Anishinaabemowin.
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April 30, 2021
While the magnitude of problems in the world can make us feel powerless or small, there are so many ways to help.
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April 16, 2021
How you can help revitalize our gardens, expand the beehives, restore the Glass House, resume food production and more.
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April 16, 2021
Japanese Gardens’ water wheel unveiling launched A Vision in Bloom, $100,000 fundraising drive.
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April 9, 2021
As part of my daily work, I am often engaged in thinking and talking about what recovery looks like.
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March 31, 2021
One of the great joys in life is the feeling that you can simply, safely, and unapologetically, be yourself.
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March 26, 2021
The news is out that universities across the province have been given the all-clear to return to campus come fall 2021.
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March 19, 2021
We will be guided by the exceptional work of the Anti-Racism Task Force as we fight racism and stand up for human rights