What’s Happening At RMC

The inaugural W.C. Moffatt Aeronautical Engineering Award was presented to OCdt Y. Drouin, an Aeronautical Engineering Officer. Dr. W.C. Moffat attended the ceremony to present the award and provide some motivating words for the departing class.

Fresh Traditions Quickly Follow the New Aeronautical Engineering Program

The recent convocation marked the inaugural class of Aeronautical Engineering graduands at the Royal Military College of Canada. With the new academic program, fresh traditions are flourishing, as expected. Of these new traditions, the most distinguished is the creation of the W.C Moffatt Aeronautical Engineering award.

This award was designed in honour of the outstanding achievements of  3342 Dr. W.C. Moffatt (RMC 55) over his forty years of dedicated teaching at RMC. Dr. Moffatt’s exceptional ability to inspire students to the highest levels of academic and military achievements was a constant example to all around him.

The W.C. Moffatt Aeronautical Engineering Award will be awarded annually to the fourth year student in Aeronautical Engineering who best demonstrates the qualities of enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity and a strong motivation to learn, as well as sound leadership in both the classroom and laboratories.

The winning cadet is selected through a two-part process. First, the class completes a secret ballot answering the question: “If you were required to name one of your classmates to lead a critical aerospace engineering project upon which human lives and Canada’s security depended, whom would you choose?”. Secondly, selected department faculty will verify that the criteria for the award have been met.

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Ms. Audrey Coyot and Ms. Karima Doudech

Je m’appelle Audrey Coyot, j’ai 20 ans. Moi c’est Karima Doudech et j’ai 19 ans.
Nous sommes deux étudiantes françaises en première année de Brevet Technicien Supérieur « assistant de manager » au lycée François Truffaut, dans la ville de Beauvais en région Picarde (France).

Notre classe se compose de 18 élèves et nous sommes 8 à être venu faire notre stage ici-même dans la ville de Kingston.
Le BTS porte sur deux années consécutives et offre la possibilité d’exercer les langues sur un terrain concret, puisque l’établissement Truffaut donne à ses étudiants la chance de se rendre à l’étranger pour perfectionner leur niveau en langues. La tendance de notre première année en tant qu’étudiantes en BTS assistant de manager est tournée vers les pays anglophones.

Actuellement, nous travaillons au CMR à Kingston auprès de Ross McKenzie. Cette expérience au CMR nous permettra d’acquérir de nouvelles compétences décisives pour notre formation d’assistant de manager, de mieux perfectionner notre niveau en anglais et par la même occasion, de développer de réels contacts humains. Nous travaillons ensembles autour de mêmes projets :
 Assurer l’ouverture du musée le 27 Juin 2009 en vérifiant et en corrigeant, d’une part les panneaux explicatifs, en nettoyant et en mettant en place d’autre part un bon de commande pour l’achat de souvenirs.
 Organiser les déplacements des armes à feu d’un bâtiment à un autre.

Ainsi, nous avons choisi le Canada pour sa diversité, pour sa richesse culturelle et pour ses magnifiques paysages. Le Canada incarne véritablement le rêve à l’américaine tel que nous l’imaginons !

L’année prochaine, nous projetons d’aller en Espagne à Barcelone pour effectuer cette fois-ci un stage dans une entreprise hispanophone.

BackgroundThese two young ladies are in a two year, post-secondary Business programme.  The unique feature of their programme  – in addition to the usual business courses, it requires them to study two other European languages. They are required to complete a minimum 2-month work placement in each of their other languages.

Most of the students do their English language placement in the UK, but for about six years now a small number have been coming to Kingston. Although museum work is not directly related to their studies the purpose of the placement is to practice speaking English and a museum can usually accommodate short-term workers. As well as the RMC Museum, there are currently students at Fort Henry, the Marine Museum, Bellevue House, Penitentiary Museum and at a travel agency.

8057 Ross McKenzie (RMC 1970)

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RMC to be strongly represented at 2009 World Championship

(W) Soccer

One Comment

  • Daniel Corkum

    May 25, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Good work to the ladies that will be fighting the good fight at CISM Soccer, particularly the representation of Frontenac Sqn.

    Daniel Corkum
    24295, Class of ’09
    Previously DCSL 4