BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

Royal Roads University and Nicola Valley Institute of Technology sign memorandum of understanding

Victoria – Royal Roads University and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore how the institutions can work together to benefit students’ learning.

The five-year MOU sets the foundation for collaboration between the institutions in research, academic programs and student and faculty exchanges.

“Royal Roads is delighted to partner with NVIT,” says Royal Roads University President and Vice-Chancellor Philip Steenkamp. “As the university continues to work and learn in a spirit of reconciliation each and every day, we appreciate the guidance that NVIT can provide as BC’s Indigenous public post-secondary institution.”

“As an Indigenous centre for excellence, NVIT inspires learners to strengthen communities,” says Nicola Valley Institute of Technology President and CEO Ken Tourand. “With strong collaboration, such as this MOU with Royal Roads University, both institutes can exchange knowledge in a manner that champions learner access to post-secondary and advances the educational and sustainability goals of Indigenous communities across the province.”

The MOU will be the basis for more specific areas of cooperation, which the two institutions will plan in the coming months.

For media queries, contact:
Cindy MacDougall, Communications Officer Royal Roads University  
P 250-391-2600 x 4021 C 250-882-3481 Cindy.MacDougall@royalroads.ca

Chloe Price, Communications & Events Officer
Nicola Valley Institute of Technology P 250-378-3336