At Royal Roads, you’ll learn how to keep moving forward all throughout your career, and life. No matter what you want to pursue, our flexible programs mean you don’t have to stop your life to begin a transformative experience at RRU. Take the step, and start your future today.

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Programs to help you move forward

Whether you want to keep learning, make new connections or find inspiration, our diverse degree programs and individual courses offer every opportunity to grow.

Alumni who don’t stop

Our alumni have accomplished great things at Royal Roads, and continue to better themselves in every way. Read their stories below and see how we helped them keep moving forward.

Tammara Kennelly

President, FriesenPress

Tammara Kennelly

MBA in Executive Management

After fifteen years in banking and foreign exchange, Tammara wanted more from her career and life. Her dream of being an influential leader drew her to our MBA program where she specialized in Leadership. Here she learned the skills she needed to build FriesenPress, an innovative self-publishing company empowering authors to share their inspiring perspectives with the world.

Vanessa Goodall

Development Coordinator, Young Agrarians

Vanessa Goodall

MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding

Captivated by the concept of food security, Vanessa’s desire to make an impact led her to Royal Roads. During her time here, she completed an internship at a seed bank in northern India that produces open-pollinated seeds for local farmers. Since then, she has made it her mission to cultivate awareness of food security in her community, engaging members to save seeds in order to maintain crop diversity for future generations.

Sam Jaroudi

Senior Project Manager, RCMP

Sam Jaroudi

MA in Conflict Analysis and Management

During his time at Royal Roads, Sam gained a new sense of purpose when he realized, “I can actually do more in life and make a difference in the world”. He has been aiding others ever since. His most recent efforts have taken him to Jordan where he engaged with Syrian refugee families in their final stages of resettlement to Canada—inspiring hope for a better life in their new home.

Ryan Blais

Managing Partner, nine10 Incorporated

Ryan Blais

BCom Candidate in Entrepreneurial Management

Upon retiring from professional freestyle skiing, Ryan not only decided to go back to school, he decided to dedicate his time to youth projects—all to make a greater impact in the world. Working with the Mighty Peace Day organization, he hosts local events that motivate the next generation to rise up and create positive change in the communities around them.

Stephan King

Strategic Concept Development, Royal Canadian Navy

Stephan King

MA in Professional Communication

At Royal Roads, Stephan learned the power of collaboration—realizing the value of diverse perspectives when it comes to developing ideas and solving problems. As Head of Strategic Concept Development for the Royal Canadian Navy, Stephen uses these collaborative practices in military operations, conducting key leadership engagements with country leaders to achieve stronger results.

Victor Hayes

PR Faculty, Humber and Seneca Colleges

Victor Hayes

MA in Intercultural and International Communication

A firm believer that you’re never too old to go back to school, Victor started his Master’s degree at 61. With support from the faculty and staff at Royal Roads, he was able to confidently ease back into classes, armed with the tools, resources and assistance he needed to succeed. He found courses that worked around his schedule and was able to complete his degree while working full-time.

Tina Brillantes

Team Lead in Neighbourhood Partnership Coordination, The City of Calgary

Tina Brillantes

MA in Leadership

Never seeing herself as an academic, Tina was fearful of starting her Master’s degree. It was her teachers, advisors and classmates at Royal Roads that she says gave her the courage to endure. Graduating with a 4.12 GPA and a Chancellor’s Award, Tina believes she is changed. Now she walks into every room with confidence, knowing that she can take on anything.

Laura Dickson

Executive Director, Women In Need Society (WINS)

Laura Dickson

MBA in Executive Leadership

Laura began her degree believing that she would make new business connections. What she didn’t expect was the lifelong friendships that formed. She met inspiring individuals who continue to impact her life on both professional and personal levels. As head of the Royal Roads Alumni Branch of Calgary, Laura plans to stay connected to her peers for years to come.

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