Rock Hau, wins OURA Award of Excellence & Murder mystery night / Soirée meurtre et mystère

Feature photo top left: The President of OURA – Mr. Joe Stokes (Left) University of Ontario Institute of Technology – Associate Registrar, Enrolment Services,  presenting the Award of Excellence to Rock Hau from RMC.

Rock Hau, wins OURA Award of Excellence

Mr. Rock Hau, Associate Registrar – Admissions at RMC wins the Award of Excellence at the Ontario University Registrar’s Association (OURA) Conference 2018 in Toronto, Ontario on 15 February 2018.

His award citation reads as follows:

Mr. Rock Hau has 45 years of combined service as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, and for the past 16 years as a federal public servant; the vast majority of which was as the Associate Registrar – Admissions at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC).

RMC is a federal institution, with a provincial charter. At the undergraduate level, the vast majority of our students are Officer Cadets who also have to enroll in the Canadian Armed Forces in order to attend RMC. As such, our recruiting and admissions process, while similar to other universities, poses a number of unique challenges.

Rock’s leadership, experience and knowledge in leading RMC’s admission’s staff have been vital to the successful admissions process at RMC year after year. Rock also oversees all distant learning admissions for undergraduate studies, a constantly growing cohort, which brings along an increased workload for Rock and his team.

In addition, Rock has been one of the key players behind RMC’s Convocations, ensuring no detail too small was overlooked, resulting in exceptional and professionally conducted Convocations every May and November.

For the majority of his time as the Associate Registrar – Admissions, Rock was also responsible for RMC’s Liaison efforts, helping to recruit undergraduate students from across Canada. It was through Rock’s personal contribution that RMC saw real results in the quantity and quality of applicants during this period of time.

Rock is a compassionate and thoughtful manager and leader, always looking after the well-being of his subordinates and co-workers, while ensuring goals are accomplished and the mission is met.

While Rock is starting to contemplate retirement in the not so distant future, he remains focused, vigilant and dedicated in the performance of his responsibilities every day; we are lucky to have him working and sharing his life with us at RMC.

Photo by: Ms. Necia Martins – OURA Communications Officer

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Soirée meurtre et mystère

par 28682 Aspm (I) Audrey-Maude Robitaille – photos par Ryan Thompson

Cette année pour la St-Valentin, le Fond de l’unité du Collège militaire royal a organisé au mess des officiers et des cadres une soirée meurtre et mystère où 39 invités ont pu se prêter au jeu.

Au total, cinq acteurs ont performé devant l’assistance où se mêlaient à la fois suspense, rire et rebondissements. Alors que les invités étaient rassemblés pour l’apéro, les acteurs sont apparus pour la première fois dans leurs costumes colorés pour raconter leur histoire.

Certains personnages étaient timides, d’autres plutôt grandiloquents, mais tous avaient quelque chose à partager avec l’audience. De façon générale, l’histoire des acteurs orbitait autour de la restructuration et l’achat d’un musée pénitentiaire à Kingston.

Au fil de la soirée, chacun présentait une nouvelle facette de leur personnalité apportant une pièce de plus au casse-tête
entourant le mystère du meurtre de Cindy, la nouvelle propriétaire du musée.

Tous ont également pu se prêter au jeu, y allant de leur propre opinion concernant l’identité du meurtrier. Était-ce le mari de Cindy, un Casanova accumulant les mariages ou bien Krystof, le détestable beau-fils de cette dernière?

Peut-être était-ce une des deux employées de Cindy, toutes deux partageant une relation extra-conjugale avec le mari de la défunte? Certains suspectaient plutôt le commandant
du Collège, le Brigadier-général Sébastien Bouchard, étant donné la couleur de sa cravate qui jumelait celle du rouge à lèvres de la victime.

Grâce aux talents de l’audience et à l’expertise d’une policière dévouée, la vérité fut révélée aux spectateurs à grand coup de théâtre. Au final, la
nourriture était absolument délicieuse et la performance des acteurs très engageante.

Sans nul doute, la soirée fut un grand succès.

Murder mystery night

By: 28682 NCdt (I) Audrey-Maude Robitaille – Photos by Ryan Thompson

This year for St. Valentine’s day, the Royal Military College Unit Fund organized a murder mystery night at the senior staff and officers’ mess where thirty-nine guests were able to take part in the game.

Five actors performed in front of the audience, creating suspense, laughter, and twists. When the invited guests were brought together for the aperitif, the actors appeared for the first time in their coloured costumes to tell their story.

Certain characters were shy, others were more grandiloquent, but they all had something to share with the audience. Generally, the actors’
stories revolved around the restructuring and purchase of a penitentiary museum in Kingston.

Over the course of the evening, each of them presented a new facet of their personality, adding another piece to the puzzle that is the mystery of Cindy’s murder – the new owner of the museum.

Everyone had equal chance to take part in the game, going off their own opinion on the identity of the murderer. Was it Cindy’s husband, a Casanova who has had numerous marriages in the past, or was it Krystof, his detestable step-son?

Maybe it was one of Cindy’s two employees, both of whom shared a connection to the husband? Some people more so suspected
the Commandant, Brigadier General Sébastien Bouchard, given his tie matched the colour of the victims’ lips.

Thanks to the talent of the audience and the expertise of a dedicated police officer, the truth was finally revealed. In the end, the food was extraordinary, and the performance of the actors was very engaging.

Without a doubt, the evening was a grand success.

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