Royal Roads University Changemaker Campus

At Royal Roads University, changemaking is part of our DNA. We pioneered the blended learning model in Canada and designed something completely different on the post-secondary landscape when the university was established in 1995. We created a unique learning experience through digital delivery that allows students to stay connected to their communities and combined it with an unparalleled natural and historic environment for research and study in Victoria, B.C. Our progressive model of education delivers applied and professional graduate and undergraduate degree programs, Canada’s first applied research doctorate, and exceptional certificate and diploma programs. At Royal Roads, full-time students, working professionals and lifelong learners find opportunities and skills to create positive change in their lives and work, in their communities and on the global stage.

Changemaking and social innovation at Royal Roads begin from our holistic, student-centred approach to flexible admissions and it is inscribed in our university-wide learning and teaching model. We place interdisciplinary discovery at the heart of all our programs, understanding that the complex problems of our time require multiple lenses versus single-solution approaches, and 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 contribute with purpose and impact.

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Changemaker Campus

Launched in 2008, Ashoka offers the Changemaker Campus designation to leading institutions in social innovation education. These institutions share the vision for higher education to become the next global driver of social change by transforming the educational experience into a world-changing experience.