In This Issue 30

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In This Issue 30:

 

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Ex-Cadets & more in the News

Keeping Tabs…

Class Notes…

16943 Shannon Baillon (Bell) bring military, corporate, sports expertise to town hall

 

 

Looking back through the 1969 Review…

Dr. Laura Robinson: Recently named RMCC Dean of Arts

Down Memory Lane

CMR 1981

 

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Anne Caumartin, Prof. du CMRSJ, passe un été intéressant

What Are You Reading During the Dog Days of Summer?

Arts Advantage: Why enrolling in the liberal arts is smarter than you think

PhD students left feeling ‘dehumanised’ and ‘isolated’

 

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Morale Building Quotes from Louis XIV

Which CDS said it?

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***ENCORE:

Reunion Weekend Golf Classic – Friday 25 Sep – Early Bird Bonus!

2015 Reunion Weekends SITREP / (CMR Update)

RAPSIT sur les fin de semaines des retrouvailles pour 2015

RMC, CMR and RRMC Class of 1995: 20 Year Reunion

Pure Blood Roadent Takes Over

Three Soldiers – and much more — join Wall of Honour this Fall

Depart with Dignity: 12192 General Tom Lawson

13920 Squadron Leader Robert Nash – RNZAF

8457 Rev Paul Robinson: answered the call to full-time ministry

25366 Mike Shewfelt: Life after RMCC

Qu’est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean

New Benefit for Members – Perkopolis – Bénéfice nouveau pour les Membres

Heritage Lane Project RMC / CMR Saint-Jean Projet du chemin patrimonial

Jobs – Careers / Carrières (13)

A 75th Anniversary Update on the Royal Roads Paverstone Project

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Ex-Cadets & more in the News

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  • Un nouveau navire de patrouille extracôtier de l’Arctique nommé en l’honneur du héros canadien-français de la guerre de 1812, Frédérick Rolette – 16204 Luc Cassivi

  • Naval Reserve under new command – 15185 Bill Truelove

  • Top general says soldiers facing sexual assault should dial 911 – 15696 Jonathan Vance

  • CFB Borden helicopter unit welcomes first female commander – 17347 Jill Bishop (Hyland)

  • Chilean replenishment ship trains with RCN – 20939 Clive Butler

  • Army ʻfoundʼ 2PPCLIʼs new Commanding Officer – 20957  LCol Wayne Niven initially interested in RCAF

  • CFS Alert Welcomes New Commanding Officer (Outgoing CO, Brian Tang 21865)

  • Club membership Update…

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Le Commodore 16204 Luc Cassivi, directeur général, Disponibilité opérationnelle stratégique navale s’adresse aux invités au Mess des officiers du Complexe naval de la Pointe-à-Carcy de Québec, Québec, le jeudi 16 Juillet. 

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Keeping Tabs…

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Class Notes…

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Ex Cadet Meets Up with GG @ Rideau Hall

PANAM PARAPAN torch relay Has Ex Cadet Connection in Ottawa

Class of 2015 – Congratulatory message & list of graduates

Ian Wood & Bill Truelove Washington, DC Bound

 

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16579 Heather MacCharles – Class of 1988

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16943 Shannon Baillon (Bell) bring military, corporate, sports expertise to town hall

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New community services director 16943 Shannon Baillon (Bell) bring military, corporate, sports expertise to town hall

Reposted with the kind permission of By Desmond Devoy

The Perth Courier / Metroland Media East

16943 Shannon Baillon (Bell) never thought she’d be where she is – and yet, is exactly where she needs to be.

Baillon is the Town of Perth’s new director of community services, and she is so done with the commuter lifestyle. She lived in Richmond for two years and commuted in to Ottawa. Then, for 12 years after her move to Perth, she continued her commute to Ontario’s second largest city.

Now, her commute is only five minutes long – three minutes if she chooses to bicycle in.

“I’m super excited about it, for that to be done,” she said of her commuting life, which means she can spend more time with her husband, and their two children, a 16-year-old daughter and a 12-year-old son, who both attend Perth and District Collegiate Institute. “I have no regrets.”

I really like structure, and for it to be clear who you do things. I will embrace that here. ~ Shannon Baillon, Perth’s new director of community services

Baillon was born in the village of Paisley, on the Bruce Peninsula, about 30 km from the shores of Lake Huron. She grew up on her family beef farm.

“I’m back to a small town (now),” she said. “When you are young, you want to get away and find the big world.”

In high school, she played “every team sport available. I was never a star, but I participated.”

She was a competitive curler, played softball, and was into running. She kept a journal for many years and recorded the day when, in Grade 5, she ran her first mile, and made it to the provincial curling championships once.

In her final year of high school, she decided that the military life was for her. So, she became part of only the second cohort of female students to enter what was then Royal Roads Military College (now Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.) She later graduated from the Royal Military College in Kingston, but was shocked to learn that she was one of only two students to ever attend a military college from her high school.

“was the last (military college) to accept females. The guys (who were) traditional did not support it, were very upfront about it. They would find 100 things wrong with you.”

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Looking back through the 1969 Review…

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Looking back through the 1969 Review…

We continue the process whereby we will be digitizing old photos which will eventually find a place in the Alumni website – Narrowpoint.

Our aim is to match up names with the photos that are already in The Review of a particular year with as many of our oldie photos with NO names that are currently stored away in a backroom cabinet.

In many cases we have photos that did not make it into the Review but there are NO names attached to the photos. Eventually, we will attempt to match up names with the individual photo.

This is a work in progress and is expected to take many weeks / months.

Enjoy.

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Dr. Laura Robinson: Recently named RMCC Dean of Arts

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Dr. Laura Robinson: Recently named RMCC Dean of Arts

By: WJO
Dr. Laura Robinson was recently named Dean of Arts – only the second female Dean in the long history of RMCC – 139 years.

Dr. Robinson began teaching at RMCC in 1997, just before she finished her PhD at Queen’s University; teaching courses for five years at both universities. During 2002 she was offered and accepted a full-time position at Nipissing University. In 2004/5, a permanent position opened up at RMCC. She applied and was the successful candidate.

Laura grew up in the military. Her father was a senior officer in the Air Force. She has lived in the States, Germany, and in various locations in central and eastern Canada. The military is her extended family in many ways.

“I would like to be involved in a culture shift at RMC that welcomes more female students, staff, and faculty.”

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Down Memory Lane

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Down Memory Lane

(The following Article first appeared in e-Veritas 1 Aug 2006)

The great stories and reminiscences in the last few issues have started me thinking about other perhaps less well known College personalities who impacted on our lives whilst cadets. One that comes to mind from our recruit year is LCdr Hicks or as he was affectionately / subversively known “Captain Crunch” (of breakfast cereal fame).

“It was an appointment which we approached with some trepidation given the Lieutenant Commander’s classroom reputation.”

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CMR 1981

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”Looking back” Version CMR St-Jean (1981)

Nous continuons avec la série de ”Looking back” du CMR St-Jean. Cette collection de photo représente l’année 1980-81 au CMR. En espérant que vous apprécierez cette troisième édition!

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Anne Caumartin, Prof. du CMRSJ, passe un été intéressant

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Anne Caumartin, Prof. du CMRSJ, passe un été intéressant

À l’occasion d’un séjour en Virginie cet été, Anne Caumartin (professeure de littératures française et québécoise au CMRSJ) a eu le plaisir de visiter la base navale de Norfolk (VA) et l’ambassade du Canada à Washington (DC).

Guidée par M. Jeffrey Reynolds, conseiller auprès du Commandement allié Transformation (ACT) de l’OTAN, Prof. Caumartin a pu parcourir l’ensemble de la base pour voir les différents vaisseaux présentement à quai, de même que les quartiers généraux de l’OTAN.

À Washington, elle a été accompagnée par le Major L. Fletcherhacker pour visiter l’ambassade canadienne.

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What Are You Reading During the Dog Days of Summer?

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What Are You Reading During the Dog Days of Summer?

By: WJO

The sweltering days of July and August provides a wonderful opportunity to sip an iced tea, glass of wine, a beer or another beverage of your choice and catch up on yourreading.

Following are a few reading choices from friends of e-Veritas.

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Arts Advantage: Why enrolling in the liberal arts is smarter than you think

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Arts Advantage – Why enrolling in the liberal arts is smarter than you think.

By: Dr Adam Chapnick (the article was originally printed in the Literary Review of Canada (May 2015), pp. 3-5 and/or an option to link to the original at http://reviewcanada.ca/magazine/2015/05/arts-advantage-2/)

According to Statistics Canada, over the last 20 years the number of employed 25- to 34-year-olds who have completed a university degree has risen dramatically. Among men, the number has increased from 17 to 27 percent. The gains among women have been even greater, from 19 to 40 percent.

This past September, however, came a pivotal shift, at least in the province of Ontario. The number of 18-year-olds enrolling in the province’s universities fell by more than 2000, or 2.1 percent. What’s more, the decrease was hardly consistent across the disciplines. Many subjects saw increases, which were needed to compensate for the decline of 2,600 in the humanities and social sciences—the so-called liberal arts.

In Ontario, at least, for the first time in as long as anyone can remember, fewer high school graduates seem to be choosing universities—or at least universities that will accept them—and more and more are rejecting a liberal arts education.

“Engineers have jobs, such thinking seems to imply, so why study sociology?”

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PhD students left feeling ‘dehumanised’ and ‘isolated’

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PhD students left feeling ‘dehumanised’ and ‘isolated’

By Holly Else

US academic urges sector to make doctoral students’ experience ‘more human’

Studying for a PhD can be “dehumanising” and “humiliating”, and programmes may be “needlessly isolating”, according to a US academic.

Scott Thomas, president-elect of the US Association for the Study of Higher Education, said that some universities were not doing a good job in terms of the postgraduate experience.

“A lot of the time when we talk about socialising graduate students we either focus on one or the other or we conflate the two in problematic ways,”

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Morale Building Quotes from Louis XIV

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Morale Building Quotes from Louis XIV:

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Which CDS said it?

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Which CDS said it?

By: WJO

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) is often quoted in the media. For one reason or another. We have lifted ten quotes from over the past ten years and have cited the source.

Following is a sample of one such quote.

“They all sign up voluntarily, God bless them. They all want to make a contribution for peace and security. They all want to make a contribution for Canada. We ask them to do extraordinary things, but like my own kids, you want to protect them.”

Which CDS said it?

Nine more quotes from a CDS…

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