Royal Roads University is committed to providing opportunities and venues to foster intersectional understanding and connection; being a catalyst for equity, diversity and inclusion; and recognizing that at RRU, Everyone Counts.
Our guiding principles
EDI initiatives carry great value for individuals, the university and the future. Universities as cultural change institutions, with mandates of their research, teaching, and community engagement, are uniquely positioned to affect national and international conversations. Institutions of higher education are places where tomorrow’s influential professionals are trained and educated. These graduates will be change agents.
Moving forward together
We believe that inclusion is a group effort. We held information sessions in March and April of 2019 and these conversations started our organizational EDI journey. We had a great response: 242 employees joined in, including exempt, CUPE and RRUFA staff.
During the presentations, RRU’s commitment to EDI was confirmed. And, we discussed what we learned from the employee EDI survey.
The process of working together is exactly what we hoped for when starting this work. Because diversity is everybody's business.
EDI at Royal Roads University
We produced a video (and transcript) to talk about EDI in our workplace:
EDI at work at RRU
EDI resources for staff & faculty
This collection of resources helps staff and faculty at Royal Roads learn about equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
EDI action plan
Read our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan. Royal Roads University envisions an engaged organizational culture that embraces and advances EDI.
Reporting on diversity
The Everyone Counts census report identifies the diversity of the Royal Roads University workforce, including gender, language and place of origin.
President's Steering Committee on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Learn about the President’s Steering Committee, which supports the advancement of equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives at RRU. Membership is open to all.
Anti-Racism Task Force
The Anti-Racism Task Force was convened to consult with the Royal Roads University community and develop the university's 2021 Anti-Racism Action Plan.
Canada Research Chairs equity, diversity & inclusion requirements
Read about how Royal Roads University meets the Canada Research Chair Program requirements for equity, diversity and inclusion.
EDI staff profile: Donneil McNab
This interview with Royal Roads student engagement associate Donneil McNab speaks to issues of diversity, inclusion, racism and multiculturalism.