Sunday, 21 April 2019

The iPhone: How it has Changed my Life

Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels

As I was chatting with a friend over lunch last week, we were discussing how far smart phones have come, especially for people with vision loss. 

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.