President Steenkamp: Join me for coffee break


Happy new year, colleagues!

It’s hard to believe it was only a year ago I joined you at this remarkable university.

The first thing that struck me upon my arrival was just how enthusiastic and dedicated you are as a community. Attending Campus Conversations and visioning exercises, pub nights and breakfasts, and in both my walkabouts and work with you, I am absolutely convinced of what we can do together. And it’s no light thing we are doing here. In this time of incredible transformation, higher education has never mattered so much.

To enter this new year, new decade and the next 25 years at Royal Roads with you, I would like to see as many of you as possible in person.

Join me for a coffee break

In January and February I will visit every area of campus for a coffee break — I’ll supply the coffee and such. Here’s the schedule. Do get in touch with Communications if you have questions.




Buildings invited

Jan. 13

11-11:30 a.m.


  • Sneq'wa e'lun
  • Boathouse
  • Cedar

Jan. 15

10:30-11 a.m.

Centre for Dialogue

  • LIC
  • House 3

Jan. 17

10:30-11 a.m.

7B Boardroom

  • 7B
  • Greenhouse

Jan. 22

10-10:30 a.m.

Nixon 103

  • Nixon
  • Millward

Jan. 23

10:15-10:45 a.m.

Grant 321

  • Grant

Feb. 3

11- 11:30 a.m.

Library Showcase

  • Library
  • Rec. Centre

Feb. 5

10:15-10:45 a.m.

Drawing Room

  • Castle

Feb. 7

10:30-11 a.m.

Arbutus kitchen

  • Arbutus
  • Gatehouse

Feb. 12

10:30-11 a.m.


  • Sherman Jen Building

Feb. 24

10:15-10:45 a.m.

Commandant's House

  • Commandant’s House
  • Vice-Commandant’s House
  • Rose Cottage

Table Talks

I’ll also host a series of 10 Table Talks in 2020. I’m excited about these as they are an opportunity for all of us to talk about topics important to our community — and share a lunch break. More information to follow.

See you soon!