At Royal Roads University, changemaking is part of our DNA. Our tagline — life.changing — is central to our mission and our identity as both an institution and a community.
Changemaking and social innovation at Royal Roads begin with our holistic, student-centred approach to flexible admissions. It is inscribed in our university-wide learning and teaching model, and in our groundbreaking blended learning and digital delivery systems. Interdisciplinary discovery is at the heart of all our programs because the complex problems of our time require multiple lenses versus single-solution approaches. Our applied research responds to global, national and community-based problems. Changemaking extends through our culture of mentorship and collaboration to create opportunities for students not only to learn, but to contribute with purpose and impact.
President, Royal Roads University
Our involvement in the Ashoka network has brought changemakers at Royal Roads closer together in inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration, and has also attracted changemaking students and community members to us. We are particularly excited about our work with other changemakers throughout the Canadian and global Ashoka network, both within and beyond the Canadian landscape.”
Royal Roads’ Doctor of Social Sciences program is the first degree of its kind in North America.
The program approaches the study of complex, real-world problems within an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary framework, bringing the research intensity of a traditional doctorate to an applied, professional focus.
Our Resilience By Design (RbD) Lab is committed to applied, participatory research to address the complex and interrelated problems of disasters and climate change.
We combine capacity building with a range of research methodologies, using creative process, social innovation and applied research to explore, connect, and seed new ideas and social change.