Royal Roads opens Aboriginal Learning and Cultural Centre

October 9, 2013

Royal Roads University has officially opened its new Aboriginal Learning and Cultural Centre, which will provide a place in which to foster educational opportunities for Indigenous youth and for communication between First Nations groups and the larger community. The BC government invested $600,000 to transform the former Royal Roads boathouse and storage building into offices, classrooms and a large meeting space with waterfront views of Esquimalt Lagoon and Salish Sea. "One of the essential features of the building is to create a space that acknowledges and celebrates the history and culture of local Coast Salish Nations and provides a welcoming environment for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students, staff and faculty," says Royal Roads President Allan Cahoon. The new centre also comes with a new Indigenous Education and Student Services Manager position. Royal Roads News Release | BC News Release