Ex Cadets & more in the news…

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  • Conservatives Blast Liberals’ Approach To Parliamentary Security Committee

  • Philanthropist donates $1.2M for homeless youth facility

  • Exercise Virtual 15 takes flight

  • Parade marks end of CF-18 mission in Iraq and Syria

  • A new dean at Dal

  • Kingston Branch Luncheon: through the eyes & camera lens of 26503 Acting Sub-Lieutenant Luke Brannigan

  • Esprit de Corps magazine – March 2016 edition – Features Lady Ex Cadets

  • Women in Aerospace Canada – Chapter up & running in Atlantic Canada

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Conservatives Blast Liberals’ Approach To Parliamentary Security Committee

19894 Erin O’Toole

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Philanthropist donates $1.2M for homeless youth facility

2652 Britton Smith

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Exercise Virtual 15 takes flight

16888 Al Meinzinger

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Parade marks end of CF-18 mission in Iraq and Syria

15696 Jon Vance

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A new dean at Dal

A top Canadian food industry researcher and university administrator has been appointed as dean of Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management, effective July 1.

18095 Sylvain Charlebois, currently associate dean of research and graduate studies in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph, is a co-founder of its Food Institute.

At Dalhousie, Dr. Charlebois will hold a cross-appointment in Dalhousie’s faculties of management and agriculture, according to a university press release announcing his appointment this week.

He succeeds Peggy Cunningham, who stepped down last year at the end of her five-year appointment.

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The Kingston Branch held their monthly luncheon at the Senior Staff mess (SSM) last Wed (2 March). The scheduled guest speaker, 6508 John Adams, was unable to make it due to severe weather conditions in the Ottawa area.

Nevertheless, those in attendance had a good time sharing a few stories, enjoying a great lunch and participated in an interesting brain-storming session headed by the Branch president, 5877 Ted Davie.

One announcement came out of the gathering:

The Branch Spring Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, 05 May. The word ‘Formal’ has been intentionally dropped because the dress will be Black Tie/Business Suit/Blazer for men (medals are no longer part of the formal dress). Dress for ladies is as ‘they decide’.

Details of the menu and cost will be sent out when available.

More Branch Photos by Acting Sub-Lieutenant Luke Brannigan – Here

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Kingston Branch Luncheon: through the eyes & camera lens of 26503 Acting Sub-Lieutenant Luke Brannigan

This past Wednesday I attended the RMC Club Kingston Branch monthly luncheon at the Senior Staff Mess, again doubled hatted as the event photographer.

While there was a smaller turnout then last month, with roughly 25 ex-cadets in attendance, spirits were high even though it was bitterly cold outside. After mingling and enjoying a few drinks, the ex-cadets sat down for lunch with pasta and meatballs as the special.

A guest presentation by 6508 John Adams had been planned but unfortunately due to the previous night’s storm, he was unable to make it from the Otttawa area; he has been rescheduled to present at next month’s luncheon though.

Following lunch, the ex-cadets settled into the chairs and couches of the SSM to discuss branch business.

For those who have never been or have gone in a while, I highly recommend that those who can should try to attend a monthly luncheon, whether you’ve graduated 4 months ago or 40 years ago, your times as an Officer Cadet at RMC will give you and instant bond to everyone else in the room, where there’s never a shortage of good food or good company.

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Esprit de Corps magazine – March 2016 edition

There are some female ex-cadets and others featured in this month’s Esprit de Corps magazine. As has come to be tradition for the month of March and International Women’s Day, the magazine features 20 prominent women in the defence sector. The feature is called BREAKING DOWN THE BARRICADES 2016: WOMEN IN THE DEFENCE WORLD.

See the full article – Here

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18866 Eva M. Martinez as Vice-President of Women in Aerospace Canada (www.wia-canada.org) – a not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding women’s opportunities for leadership and professional development;  as well as increasing their visibility in the aerospace community by creating a professional network in Canada and across the globe.

Eva is starting up a group in the Maritimes.

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