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Royal Military College of Canada is featured on the Globe and Mail globecampus.  GlobeCampus is The Globe and Mail’s site dedicated to undergraduate education in Canada. Through its innovative search, compare and rank tool called campus navigator, Canadian and visiting students can quickly find the school that would fit them best. The Globe and Mail’s annual Canadian University Report (formerly University Report Card) collects the opinion of over 40,000 students across the country. This site will guide parents in evaluating universities and colleges and help students make the right pick from the rich array of qualifiers and indicators available from each of the school’s profile.

Fact Sheet: RMC was established:1876. The University’s focus is specialized. The languages of instruction are English and French. The undergraduate enrolment is 1,154 with a graduate/professional enrollment of 192.

How did RMC Stack up? The Granting Council $ per Faculty Member at RMC is $17,327 although the average is $7,773. The Total Granting Council Money is $1,611,395 in comparison to an average of $725,764

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Sarah Palin’s roots in Eastern Ontario

Sarah Palin’s roots in Eastern Ontario Great-great-grandfather of U.S. vice-presidential candidate born in Kingston. Retired Queen’s University historian Geoff Smith, a former Californian, says Kingston should invite the plain-talking, moose-hunting vice-presidential nominee to visit the home of her ancestors, maybe show her the local rifle range and give her a tour of Royal Military College and CFB Kingston. The Palin connection is a good excuse for Kingston to do some aggressive self-promotion, Smith says. Just knowing her great-great-grandfather was born here has made him sleep better.

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Title: John McCrae, 1872-1918, In Flanders Field Date of Issue: 15 October 1968

The Canada Post Office commemorated the 50th Anniversary of the year in which Lieut.-Col. John McCrae died. A poet and medical doctor, McCrae achieved fame with “In Flanders Fields”. Probably the most frequently quoted poem written by a Canadian.

Title: John McCrae, 1872-1918, In Flanders Field Date of Issue: 15 October 1968

It is appropriate that the Canada Post Office also commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the year in which Lieut.-Col. John McCrae died. A poet and medical doctor, McCrae achieved fame with “In Flanders Fields”. Probably the most frequently quoted poem written by a Canadian. John McCrae wrote on July 18, 1893 to Laura Kains while he trained as an artilleryman at the Royal Military College of Canada
in Kingston, Ontario”…I have a manservant .. Quite a nobby place it is, in fact .. My windows look right out across the bay, and are just near the water’s edge; there is a good deal of shipping at present in the port; and the river looks very pretty.’

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Global program to honour Korean War Fallen
Published by: Korean War Commemoration Council of Canada

The time is coming once again to Turn Toward Busan and pay tribute to our Fallen Comrades who rest there in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery and elsewhere in Korea and Japan and those who were committed to the sea. This year, 40 bereaved family members of the Fallen from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the US and UK will be guests of the MPVA and they will be on site at the UN Cemetery on November 11. The coordinates for the UN Cemetery are Lat North 35 deg 08 min Lon East 129 deg 06 min. Using that bearing the correct angle for facing toward Busan can be established well in advance of the ceremony date.

Last year Veterans groups in Canada from Newfoundland to British Columbia held such special services, either on November 10 or November 11. The National Capital Unit of KVA Canada held a Turn Toward Busan service at 9pm on September 10, which corresponded with the Korean time of 11 am, November 11. Planned and managed by Unit President Bill Black, the Ottawa ceremony was participated in by Veterans Affairs Minister GregThompson and other dignitaries and more than a platoon of Korean War Veterans. Some Veterans even drove in from the Montreal area to take part. The KVA Ottawa ceremony was covered by CBC television. The footage was used in the November 11 National Remembrance Day coverage next day and broadcast by CBC to every community in Canada.

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