Nominate a Royal Roads Ex-Cadet for the Alumni Leadership Award

Do you know an inspiring leader who is a graduate of one of the military colleges at Royal Roads that pre-dated the creation of Royal Roads University in 1995? Consider nominating him or her for the Royal Roads University Alumni Leadership Award.

The Alumni Leadership Award recognizes an alumnus who is a significant and successful leader. Ex-cadets and RRU alumni are eligible for the award. The winner of the award will be honoured at events from June 17-19 as part of the university’s convocation.

Nominations are now open and close April 15.

More details on the Alumni Leadership Award can be found here: www.royalroads.ca/alumni/alumni-awards.


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