RRU to head study for Vancouver Island campus

April 19, 2018

British Columbia Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark announced that the provincial government will invest $250K in a study to bring a college or university campus to Vancouver Island’s West Shore. The Victoria Times Colonist states that Royal Roads University will partner with the University of Victoria, Camosun College, and the Sooke School District to the undertake the study. Langford Mayor Stew Young told the Times Colonist that he wants postsecondary infrastructure for the region’s growing population of young adults. “For kids from Sooke, who live in Sooke, they might as well go to the University of Toronto,” added Sooke School District Superintendent Jim Cambridge. “It’s a two-hour bus ride one way.” Victoria Times Colonist