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Diversity is the recognition and acknowledgement of multiple and overlapping identities.
These identities include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, linguistic origin, citizenship, colour, ancestry, place of origin, creed (religion, faith, spirituality), family status, marital status, ability or disability, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, education, style, socio-economic class and political belief.
Diversity enriches community. Royal Roads University is committed to appreciating and celebrating the diversity of students, faculty and staff.
We strive to increase understanding and acceptance of each other, thereby making us more compassionate human beings and strengthening the fabric of our communities.
Our learning community is also made stronger by the connection we have to place – to the beautiful national historic site that is home to the Dunsmuir estate and Hatley Castle. The site’s period gardens opening out to the Salish Sea inspire learning and a deep-seated connection between natural and human heritage.
Learning at Royal Roads University is enriched by our strong commitment to the land and to preserving nature. Situated on 565 acres that include old-growth forests, world-class gardens, a migratory bird sanctuary and stunning views of mountains meeting the ocean, Royal Roads is truly a place where powerful learning experiences are often just a walk in the woods away.
Prestige - Our Reputation
As a university, our strength is evident where it matters most. We continue to receive consistently high marks from those
who know us best. Our students and our expanding group of worldwide alumni strongly endorse the quality of programming, the bene ts of collaborative learning and the opportunity to put knowledge into action. Alumni are our most powerful advocates, a fact that speaks to our strength.
No matter the program, no matter the  eld of research,
the common characteristic displayed by our faculty, researchers, students and professional staff is leadership. It is a form of leadership that is grounded in our history. Royal Roads has a proud military history that extends back to 1940 through the teaching and training of cadets who have, through successive generations, led through service to our country.
It is leadership that is deeply invested with values and ethic.
It is leadership that is about moving forward and reaching out.
We have an impressive record based on the tremendous investment and ethic of our people and the satisfaction
of our students. We are reaching out to countries around the world eager to access our unique, life-changing learning.
As we pursue our international expansion goals, we will continue to ensure that we remain a nimble, responsive organization that can adapt to meet emerging labour market and community needs both in B.C. and around the globe.
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