Thursday, 31 January 2019

Tips for a Student who is Blind or Partially Sighted

Blog by Anu Pala
Be proactive! It is your responsibility as a student to take responsibility for your education. Accessibility Services is happy to provide support.

Tips for Supporting a Student who is Blind or Partially Sighted

Blog by Anu Pala
Embarking on post secondary studies can be challenging for any student, but when the student is blind or partially sighted, navigating the system can be even more challenging. Providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment will help to set up the student for success.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Mitacs Accelerate: The how-to at RRU

Mitacs’ mission is to build relationships between researchers and industry, including most Canadian not-for-profit, and create more innovation in Canada.

One of their principal programs is Mitacs Accelerate, a 4 to 6 month internship program where a student solves a company’s research problem that falls into any field of research. The company contributes $7,500 and Mitacs matches it to create a $15,000 renewable “award”.  

Friday, 16 November 2018

Excellence in Teamwork

Photo by from Pexels. Blog by Barb Collombin
Student Team Performance works across Royal Roads, supporting students, faculty and staff in delivering and learning successful teamwork practices. In keeping with the culture of RRU to capture excellence in action, we interviewed a successful team to acknowledge them, and find out what their processes to success were.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Emotional Support Animals

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Pets provide a comforting presence and valuable emotional support for people with a wide range of mental health conditions including PTSD, stress, anxiety, and depression.

Royal Roads University, as part of the student mental health strategy, aims to create a safe learning environment by allowing consideration for Emotional Support Animals (ESA) provided the animal does not interfere with the safety or learning environment of any other person in the classroom.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

How to Thank You

Congratulations! You’ve won an award or bursary. Now, capture that feeling and share it with the donor.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Scholarships, Awards, and Bursaries: Playing the Game Pays Off

Just like the Game of Life, there are two roads to and through RRU: the academic road and the professional road. On the academic road travelers fill their cars/CVs with awards, research experience, publications, and conference presentations. Travelers on the professional road drive along with their cars/resumes loaded with practical life experience.  

It pays to know which road you're on so that you can strategically target your time and energy on the most appropriate sources of funding to hedge your chances of success.