Royal Roads University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Philip Steenkamp as President and Vice-Chancellor.
Dr. Steenkamp is a galvanizing leader with more than two decades of senior leadership experience in the public service and the post-secondary sector. He joins Royal Roads University from the University of British Columbia, where he has served as Vice-President, External Relations since 2015.
Dr. Steenkamp’s previous roles include Vice-President, External Relations at Simon Fraser University and President and Chief Executive Officer of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Secretariat. He has served as Deputy Minister for a wide range of portfolios, including the Ministries of Aboriginal Affairs and Advanced Education in BC and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities in Ontario.
Dr. Steenkamp’s five-year term begins January 1, 2019.