Royal Roads moves forward with residence plans

February 22, 2012

Stopping at Royal Roads University last week as part of a cross-country tour of Canadian universities, 165 students from China's Concord College of Sino-Canada listened to Royal Roads president Allan Cahoon highlight the benefits of the specialized institution with the iconic castle as part of an ongoing campaign to attract international students. Over the next 5 years, the university wants 1,400 students studying at the campus, including hundreds of international students. As part of a strategy to accommodate these students, Royal Roads issued a request for expressions of interest last fall around a plan to build a series of residence facilities on the upper campus. The key terms of any partnership would be for the outside organization to come up with enough capital to construct 4-storey, 100-unit student residences. The Capital City Centre development at Colwood Corners will eventually offer incoming students a place to live, but Cahoon expects many international students will want to live on campus. Goldstream News Gazette