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  • Over 200 cadets compete in RMC obstacle course

  • New 13738 Chris Hadfield picture book isn’t afraid of The Darkest Dark

  • Roméo Dallaire criticizes UN, but says peacekeeping in Canada’s interests

  • Roadies of the sky

  • The long shadow of a black swan

  • Nine Things Military Academies Can Learn from Norwich University

  • Canada’s peacekeeping plan not politically motivated, says top general

  • Pearson’s new VP a naval veteran

  • First-years officially part of the RMCC family

  • An Extra Special Day for 28243 OCdt (I) David Hamilton

  • West Point women have a new, bloody requirement as the Army completes gender integration

  • Bruce Poulin pays visit to Rideau Hall

  • CIMVHR leadership announcement | Annonce d’un changement au leadership

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Over 200 cadets compete in RMC obstacle course

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New 13738 Chris Hadfield picture book isn’t afraid of The Darkest Dark

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Roméo Dallaire criticizes UN, but says peacekeeping in Canada’s interests

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Roadies of the sky

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The long shadow of a black swan

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Nine Things Military Academies Can Learn from Norwich University

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Canada’s peacekeeping plan not politically motivated, says top general

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Pearson’s new VP a naval veteran

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First-years officially part of the RMCC family

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West Point women have a new, bloody requirement as the Army completes gender integration

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An Extra Special Day for 28243 OCdt (I) David Hamilton

By 27832 OCdt (II) Pablo Cardona, 12 Sqn, e-Veritas Chief Correspondent

Today (Sat 24 Sep) was a very exciting day for the Class of 2020. Having just completed the Obstacle Course that day, they were presented their RMC cap badges Saturday morning and, for the first time in a month, allowed to leave campus and see their families.

For OCdt David Hamilton, one of 9 Squadron’s newest members, today was an even more special day. Apart from earning his cap badge and officially joining the Cadet Wing, OCdt Hamilton also won the Bart Leadership Award for his efforts during FYOP. Yet, this was not all that was in store for the first year today.

Immediately following the badging parade, OCdt Hamilton, the grandson of the late BGen Charles Hamilton (PPCLI), was presented with a meaningful gift by family friends.

BGen Charles Hamilton and his wife Anna were good friends with Mrs. Shirley Carlson and Col C.V. (Chuck) Carlson. Today, Col Carlson’s sword, which he used decades ago as an LCol in the II Canadian Guards to lead parades on Parliament Hill for dignitaries including the Queen, was presented to OCdt Hamilton in recognition of him joining the Cadet Wing by Mrs. Carlson. Unfortunately, BGen Hamilton’s own sword had been stolen in a minor house robbery years ago.

In attendance were the proud members of both the Carlson and Hamilton families, including one of Col. Carlson’s sons, 13088 David Carlson, who was celebrating his 35th reunion. “The Hamilton’s have been family friends for decades. We are pleased that our father’s sword will back on parade. It seems particularly fitting as David [Hamilton] is heading towards a career in the infantry, like our father and like his own grandfather” said David Carlson on behalf of he and his brother, 8019 John Carlson.

“I’m honoured, and it’s good to pass on traditions,” said a smiling OCdt Hamilton upon receiving the sword, “there’s a strong bond between the Carlsons and the Hamiltons and passing on the RMC traditions is really good.”

More photos from the Extra Special Day…Here

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 Bruce Poulin pays visit to Rideau Hall

14344 Bruce Poulin, class of ‘92, has pushed for gender equality, youth development and communal well-being through service to his country and by volunteering with organizations like the Knights of Columbus, The Royal Canadian Legion, St. John Ambulance and Scouts Canada to name a few.

His service to community and his country recognized in 2002 when he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, and again when he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and now, after more than 30 years of community service, the Sovereign’s Volunteer Medal in 2016.

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RMCC Principal, Dr Harry Kowal shared a note with us concerning a high profile appointment within the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research.

This is a very prestigious appointment for Dr. Belanger and certainly reflects well on RMC. I am so very proud of her. Well done Stéphanie!

Le recteur du CMRC, M. Harry Kowal, Ph.D., nous a fait parvenir un message concernant une nomination de haut calibre au sein de l’Institut canadien de recherche sur la santé des militaires et des vétérans.

Il s’agit d’une nomination prestigieuse pour Mme Bélanger, Ph.D., qui se répercute certainement sur le CMRC. Je suis très fier d’elle. Bravo Stéphanie!

CIMVHR leadership announcement | Annonce d’un changement au leadership

Dr. Richard Reznick is pleased to announce the appointment of Drs. Stéphanie Bélanger and Heidi Cramm as Interim Co-Scientific Directors of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR).

Dr. Bélanger completed a PhD at the University of Toronto in 2003 and earned her MPA at the Royal Military College of Canada in 2013. Dedicated to serving those who serve us, Dr. Bélanger is co-founder of CIMVHR and has served as Associate Scientific Director since 2010.

Dr. Bélanger is a leader in military and Veteran health research. She has published widely in the peer reviewed literature and her co-edited collection Beyond the Line: Military and Veteran Health Research ranked seventh on the Hill Times Best 100 Books in Politics, Public Policy and History. She was a driving force behind the establishment of and now serves as co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health. In 2011, Dr. Bélanger was awarded the Royal Military College of Canada Commandant’s coin in recognition of her leadership in research and involvement in the military and Veteran community, and in 2013 she was honoured with the Minister of National Defence’s coin in recognition of her dedication and leadership in the advancement of research on the women and leadership in the Canadian Forces. In 2015, she was inducted into the Legion of Honour of the Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation and in 2016 she was elected as a Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.

We congratulate Drs. Bélanger and Cramm on these new roles and extend our sincere appreciation to Dr. Alice Aiken, co-founder and former Scientific Director of CIMVHR for her valued work in building the organization. We wish her all the best in her new role as Dean, Health Professions, at Dalhousie University.

M. Richard Reznick, PhD, (président du conseil d’administration et doyen, faculté des sciences de la santé, Université Queen’s) est fier d’annoncer la nomination de Mme Stéphanie Bélanger, PhD, et Mme Heidi Cramm, PhD, comme co-directrices scientifiques (intérimaires) de l’Institut canadien de recherche sur la santé des militaires et des vétérans (ICRSMV).

Mme Bélanger a complété son doctorat à l’Université de Toronto (2003) et a effectué par la suite une maîtrise en administration publique au Collège militaire royal du Canada (2013). Au service des hommes et des femmes qui servent fièrement, Mme Bélanger est co-fondatrice de l’ICRSMV et a servi comme directrice scientifique associée depuis 2010.

Mme Bélanger est une experte en recherche sur la santé des militaires et des vétéran(e)s. Elle a publié plusieurs articles et chapitres de livres révisés par les pairs. Hill Times Best 100 Books in Politics, Public Policy and History a décerné le septième rang pour la collection “Beyond the line: Military and Veteran Health Research” qu’elle a co-édité en 2013. Forte en création et étude du témoignage, elle est maintenant est la co-éditrice en chef du Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health. En 2011, Mme Bélanger a été honorée avec la médaille du commandant du Collège militaire royal du Canada pour son travail et ses recherches exceptionnels avec la population militaire et vétérane. Ensuite, en 2013, elle a été honorée avec la médaille du ministre de la Défense nationale pour son travail et son leadership sur le rôle des femmes dans les Forces armées canadienne. En 2015, on lui a offert le médaillon de bronze de la Légion d’honneur de la Fondation du mémorial des quatre chapelains des États-Unis. De plus, en 2016, elle a été élue au Collège des nouveaux chercheurs et créateurs en art et en science de La Société royale du Canada.

Félicitation à Mme Bélanger et Mme Cramm pour leur nouvelle fonction et nous aimerions aussi remercier Mme Alice Aiken, PhD, la co-fondatrice et l’ancienne directrice scientifique de l’ICRSMV pour son travail exceptionnel dans les débuts de l’Institut. Nous lui souhaitons tout le succès dans son nouveau rôle de doyenne des professions de la santé à l’Université de Dalhousie.