Royal Roads University

The History of Royal Roads

At Royal Roads University, we provide high quality, innovative, competitively priced, and applied post-secondary education to working professionals and career-focused students in Canada and around the globe. We’ve been an accredited university since 1995, but we’ve got a long history of excellence that goes back to 1940, when we first became a military college. Much has changed since then, but you can still find the same commitment to providing an excellent learning experience for working professionals. 

We are financially self-sufficient and socially and environmentally responsible. 

We’ve got a unique learning model – we call it “Effective”

The programs offered at Royal Roads University provide our learners with the tools and techniques required to be effective after graduation. Whether you’re looking for a new career or want to improve your standing, financially and professionally, within your current organization, our blended learning model of online courses and intensive, on-campus residencies lets you use what you learn, today.

Our online learning model allows you to continue working while you complete your degree. The program begins with a short, on-campus residency that allows you to meet the rest of the learners in your cohort, followed by distance courses that deliver the theoretical and information-based material in the program. Moodle, the platform used for online learning, facilitates the delivery of learning materials while providing you with the ability to interact and engage with fellow students and professors. 

A Sustainable Future

At Royal Roads University, we understand that environmental leadership is required and we’re proud that our students, faculty, and staff support this direction. Climate change is one of the most critical challenges of our time, and we are focused on initiatives that support campus sustainability. Environmental sustainability is not only intrinsically linked to our teaching and research mandate, it’s a challenge that calls for the kind of interdisciplinary and collaborative problem-solving at which we excel.

Aboriginal Relations at Royal Roads

Long before Hatley Castle was erected by the Dunsmuir family, the property at Royal Roads University was used by the Coast Salish people as a gathering place; a space where information, experience, and guidance was shared by everyone present. We’re proud to carry on this tradition, and we have actively sought out to build stronger relationships with our neighbouring Coast Salish communities.


  • Business: 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria BC
  • Mailing: 2005 Sooke Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2


  • Phone: 250-391-2545
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