A New Designation for Royal Roads, an Event to Get Girls Interested in STEM Careers and a Late-Night Snack Delivery Business

The important city and business updates we think you should know about for Monday, November 6 2017.

Royal Roads University was designated an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus

Royal Roads University is now part of the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus Network, a global community made up of more than 40 post-secondary institutions. This is an Ashoka initiative, which is the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs and changemakers, and this designation highlights Royal Roads University as a leader for change and social innovation. Royal Roads University President and Vice-Chancellor Allan Cahoon was quoted as saying, “Changemaking is part of our DNA as an organization and it is embedded in everything we do, from our applied research to our culture of mentorship and collaboration for social change.”

Upcoming SheBiz event will aim to get more high school girls interested in STEM careers

The sixth annual Women in Capital Markets SheBiz event on Friday, November 17 is a free, all-day event specifically for female high school students in grades 10 and 11. The event will expose students to the variety of career options available to them in the business and tech industries, and inspire them to consider a STEM route. This is the first year this event will be held in Victoria and it will introduce more than 200 students from at least 10 high schools to careers that might not have otherwise been on their radar.

The city’s first late-night snack delivery service launched

Iced Victoria, an ice cream and snack delivery service, launched on Friday. The business has partnered with local companies Cold Comfort and Parachute, and will deliver pints and ice cream sandwiches in addition to concession-like snacks including chips, candies and chocolate bars until midnight.