Healthy U: July events on and off campus


It’s officially summer and we’ve done some digging to find some great events happening on and around campus this month!

Catch fireworks July 1, Pride events happening at Royal Roads and in the community, or one of the many other events listed.

Wondering how to work in some exercise and sustainable transportation this month? All Royal Roads  Staff can sign up for a free U-Bike summer pass

This month we are proud to announce that Walmsley, our EFAP provider, now offers appointments with a registered dietitian. Appointments with Kristen Yarker, MSc RD, are available to Royal Roads staff and their dependents. To learn more, please visit the Walmsley page on our HR website for login information. Once you’ve logged into Walmsley pselect Employee Resources > Counsellors > Vancouver Island > Victoria > Kristen Yarker. Kristen also has a blog with healthy eating tips and different recipes. If you’re looking for some new recipes to try this summer, check out Kristen’s blog. Explore Walmsley’s website for more information about the services they provide.

Hopefully you have plans this summer to take some time off with friends and family, enjoy the sunshine (but don’t forget about sun protection!) and take in the natural beauty of Vancouver Island.

Happy Summer!

RRU Recreation Centre

Don’t forget a year membership for staff and faculty is only $65 ($67.20 with tax).

Check out the Rec Centre website for an up-to-date court and class schedule.

Royal Roads


Government of Canada’s July 2019 health promotion days

Walmsley and Associates 

Our new Employee and Family Assistance Provider has some great resources in their Wellness Library. Visit the Walmsley page on our HR website for login information.

  • Family
  • Nutrition
  • Substance use
  • Trauma
  • Resilience
  • Emotional health/wellness
  • Work/career
  • Work/family/life balance
  • Wellness apps (such as Headspace for meditation, Mindshift for anxiety, Smoke Free for smoking cessation)