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Curriculum & Research
Sustainability is a central pillar in all our programs and is exempli ed by our student
research projects — Dr. Steve Grundy, Vice President, Academic and Provost
Sustainability education begins with our Royal Roads orientation package. We provide new students,
staff and faculty with information on our conservation, transportation options, compost, recycling and resource recovery initiatives. Our goal is to introduce these sustainability opportunities so that new members to our community can fully and freely participate in the programs we offer designed to reduce personal environmental impact and improve health and wellness.
Since 2008, the Of ce of Sustainability has sponsored and supported 16 applied learning projects addressing sustainability issues facing the university, our local community and the region.
In 2013, a joint interdisciplinary research project focussing on sustainability was conducted by students from the Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science programs and was the  rst of its kind here at Royal Roads.
Funding for graduate level research at Royal Roads has grown by 37 per cent over the last  ve years. Sustainability research conducted by faculty has also increased, with 26 per cent more faculty undertaking research of social and natural systems related to sustainability over the same period.
The Of ce of Sustainability will continue to seek out new opportunities that support interdisciplinary learning and we will continue to provide students with projects that address real world environmental challenges.
Research projects sponsored by the Of ce of Sustainability 2008-2014
Undergraduate level projects
Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelors of Business Administration and Science (Joint Project)
Graduate level projects:
Graduate Certi cate in Executive Coaching
Masters of Tourism Management
Masters of Science/Arts in Environment and Management
Indicator: Applied Learning Projects
Target: Continue to directly sponsor at least one applied learning project per year
Humanity faces a new set of challenges. We need solutions that span the academic disciplines. Research by our faculty expands our knowledge of natural and social systems, where student projects deal directly with the real world challenges that face our local to global communities. By integrating sustainability learning into all programs at Royal Roads, we are providing the leaders of tomorrow with a common language
for the dialogues that will lead us to solutions.
Sustainability Plan 10
STARS Reporting - 2008 Solar Colwood Year 1
Solar Colwood Year 2
Food Security at RRU - 2010 - Present
Reducing Cars on Campus: 2010 - Present City of Colwood – PV for EV
Colwood Tourism Branding
Action Research at Dunsmuir Middle School
RRU Transportation Demand Management 2013 RRU Waste Audit 2013
STARS Reporting 2013
Invasive Species in the Capital Regional District
Coaching Colwood Staff and Council Recycling and Waste Material Management
Experience the Outdoors Engagement and Printing Study

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