The Times Colonist spoke with Dr. Philip Steenkamp on his first day as Royal Roads University’s new president and vice-chancellor.
Here is an excerpt:
Steenkamp is now excited about his position at Royal Roads, which delivers online distance education interspersed with short-stay, on-campus sessions for seminars, lab work and lectures.
It’s a learning model he said is suited to helping people deal with imminent issues such as climate change, rising populism and nationalism, and emerging technologies.
‘We are small and special purpose, so we can focus on practical stuff to deal with the big challenges,’ he said.
This story first appeared in the Times Colonist.