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Office of the Vice Provost, Research and Interdisciplinary Studies

The Office of the Vice Provost, Research and Interdisciplinary Studies, provides a portfolio of services to facilitate and promote the research activities of Royal Roads University. The office is the primary point of contact for research ethics and research services, including development and funding, intellectual property, research communication, and research policies and procedures.

For more information on these services, please see the For Researchers and Staff section.

Royal Roads University’s applied research mirrors its interdisciplinary curriculum, being solution-oriented and real-world focused. Guided by the university’s strategic research themes – learning and innovation, thriving organizations, and sustainable societies and communities – Royal Roads research seeks to produce relevant knowledge that responds to global, national and community-based problems. Royal Roads students, mostly career professionals, gain much of their knowledge and competence through applied research and action learning with their home, or other, organizations or communities.

The Vice Provost, Research and Interdisciplinary Studies provides oversight and approvals for RRU dissertation and thesis processes, serves as the Dean of the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, and reports to the Vice President Academic and Provost.