The Week That Was & More…

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Caption– The 2014 NPF Woman of the Year, Kara Mazerolle, 16158 Commodore Mark P Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Staff of NPF CF, Shirley Tang-Jassemi, Chief Financial Officer and Champion for the Women Designated Group and Mr. Stephane Robert, Physical Education Manager, who nominated Kara for the award at the Woman Of the Year Award ceremony held at the Senior Staff Mess at Royal Military College of Canada Kingston ON, on Mar 25 . Photo credit – Mary White – Base Photo

  • Kara Mazerolle recognized as NPF / CF Woman of the Year

  • High profile special guest at Air Force Mess Dinner

  • PEO Student Paper Competition / Concours d’exposés d’étudiants en génie

  • New creative writing journal at the Royal Military College of Canada / Nouvelle revue de création littéraire au Collège militaire royal du Canada

  • Mech / Aero Eng staff hockey team – slips in a ‘ringer’ and still lose


More / plus

Kara Mazerolle recognized as NPF / CF Woman of the Year

By: WJO

Kara Mazerolle has worked with RMCC cadets as a Physical Educator for a little over eight years.

In a addition to her ‘day job ‘she has consistently devoted a ton of her time and considerable energy in a myriad extracurricular (volunteer) activities – around the college and in the local civilian community.

We spoke to a number of cadets and some Ex cadets who either took fitness training under her direction and / or were members of a varsity sports team that she has trained. The common consensus is that, she has gift for down-to-earth communication. Her teaching style is lively, uncomplicated and usually ahead of the curve. She reaches cadets & others whom most other instructors or coaches could not hope to approach.

Last week the University of New Brunswick, 2002 graduate was formally recognized as “Staff of the Non Public Funds, CF Woman of the Year”.

Congratulations, Kara.

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High profile special guest at Air Force Mess Dinner

By: WJO

Last week, the IV Year RCAF mess dinner had a special guest in MGen (ret’d) Richard Rohmer, the recently appointed Honorary Advisor to the CDS. His speech did not disappoint, as attendees were entertained with many historical perspectives on the RCAF and even the College itself.

We had an opportunity to speak with the commandant, BGen Al Meinzinger to get his impression on the evening, in general, and specifically the attendance and speech by the special guest.

“RMCC was honoured to have MGen (retd) Rohmer as our Guest of Honour. This was his first official function since his appointment as Honourary Advisor to the CDS, an engagement which was thoroughly enjoyed by our marvelous Cadets.”

The second year commandant and soon to be Deputy Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force added:

“ It was truly moving to see all the cadets line-up individually to speak to him after his speech in the SSM Lounge. Without question, it was a special honour to have this inspirational leader within our lines as he had many a fabulous tale to tell.”

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Air Force Mess Dinner from the Perspective of a IV Year

By: 26240 OCDT (IV) Riley Perrior

With 52-days left until graduation, the fourth-year Officer Cadets from the Air Force had excitement in their eyes as they stepped into the senior staff mess to enjoy a mess dinner one last time at RMCC. Some were talking about posting messages and house-hunting trips while others were simply anxious and ready to receive their Commissions.

In typical Officer Cadet fashion, a long line formed almost instantaneously when the bar opened and much of the conversation was lubricated with either a nice cold beer or perhaps something stronger.

After the 15 and then 5 minutes pipe were sounded, everyone managed to find their seats and waited for the head table to arrive. In our e-mail brief about the dinner we were told of who our guest of honour was, but many of us still did not know what made him so special.

After dinner and with the port sitting calmly in our bellies, we all retired to the lounge to finally hear our guest speak. When Major General Rohmer finally spoke, every single cadet had the same awe-inspired look across their faces. Hear was a man who had served in one of the most brutal conflicts in history and had lived to tell his story.

He guided us through his personal journey of meeting General George S. Patton, calling an air attack on field marshal Rommel, and escorting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on multiple occasions. Not only was this man an accomplished officer, but he was also a lawyer with not one, not two, but three specific degrees in law.

Major General Rohmer told us of how he was always proud of serving his country both as an officer and a civilian lawyer and how Canada needed people to continue leading this great country into the next generation. In all, it is certain that he not only touched the minds, but also the hearts of each fourth-year and I am sure that each of us will not only remember this night, but cherish it as one of our best memories.

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PEO Student Paper Competition

By: Dr. D. Bouchard, CD, rmc, PhD, PEng

RMC Engineering was well represented at the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Student Paper Competition held at Queen’s University on Wed 25 March. Typically, 6 teams (three from RMC and three from Queen’s) present the results of their final year capstone design project at this competition. Teams are invited to present based on an abstract they submitted beforehand.

This year, there were 4 teams from RMC, listed below with the titles of their presentations:

Jonathan Machnee and Daniel Albrecht (Computer Engineering)

DNS Covert Channel Prevention System

Marc-Andre Plante, Todd Bethune and Ryan Metcalf (Aeronautical Engineering)

Hover and transition Performance Analysis of a Vertical/Short Take Off and Landing Aircraft Design

Arman Poonja and Spenser Hui (Chemical Engineering)

Design of a Glycol Treatment Process for Storm Water Effluent at CFB Greenwood

Mark Adams and Jay Kwak (Electrical Engineering)

Using Micro-Doppler Effects to Classify Targets in a Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar

I am delighted to report that the team of Machnee and Albrecht took first place, and the team of Plante, Bethune and Metcalf took second (although Bethune was not able to be there, his teammates covered his portion perfectly). A Queen’s team took third (called the Innovation Prize).

I spoke to one of the judges afterwards, and he said all of the teams had done well, and the scores were very close. I was impressed by all the presentations and was really proud of all of our students. Machnee and Albrecht plan to use the algorithms they developed in the past year during the Cyber Defence Exercise, which takes place in a few weeks.

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Concours d’exposés d’étudiants en génie

par Dr. D. Bouchard – Doyen intérimaire de la faculté de génie

La faculté de génie de CMRC était bien représentée au concours annuel pour les étudiants en génie, commandité par Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), qui s’est tenue à l’Université Queen’s, 25 mars . Typiquement dans cette compétition, 6 équipes (trois du CMRC et trois de l’Université Queen’s) présentent les résultats de leur projet de conception de leur dernière année. Les équipes sont invitées à présenter leur projet basé sur un résumé soumis à l’avance.

Cette année, il y avait 4 équipes du CMR, énumérées ci-dessous, avec le titre de leur présentation :

Jonathan Machnee et Daniel Albrecht (Génie informatique)

DNS Covert Channel Prevention System

Marc-Andre Plante, Todd Bethune et Ryan Metcalf (Génie aéronautique)

Hover and transition Performance Analysis of a Vertical/Short Take Off and Landing Aircraft Design

Arman Poonja et Spenser Hui (Génie chimique)

Design of a Glycol Treatment Process for Storm Water Effluent at CFB Greenwood

Mark Adams et Jay Kwak (Génie électrique)

Using Micro-Doppler Effects to Classify Targets in a Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar

Je suis ravi d’annoncer que l’équipe de Machnee et Albrecht a remporté le premier prix, et l’équipe de Plante, Bethune et Metcalf a remporté le deuxième (bien que Bethune n’ait pas pu être là, ses coéquipiers ont couvert sa portion magnifiquement). Une équipe de l’Université Queen’s a remporté le troisième prix (appelé le prix de l’Innovation).

J’ai parlé à l’un des juges après la compétition, et il a dit que toutes les équipes ont bien fait, et les résultats étaient très serrés. J’ai était impressionné par toutes les présentations et j’étais vraiment fier de tous nos élèves. Machnee et Albrecht ont l’intention d’utiliser les algorithmes qu’ils ont développés pendant l’année passée pour l’exercice de défense Cyber, qui aura lieu dans quelques semaines.

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New creative writing journal at the Royal Military College of Canada

Arch is the first bilingual creative writing periodical to cultivate the artistic community of the Royal Military College of Canada. The Arch community extends far beyond the rocky shores of the somewhat secluded peninsula in Kingston, Ontario. The journal works to bridge diverse communities by forming a collection of the finest original creations of poetry, fiction, essay-writing and visual art. Through the journal, we, as artists, will proclaim and celebrate the many cultural differences which distinguish us, while simultaneously sharing in that which connects us all: a deep and binding love for art, in all of its magnificent and boundless forms.

Nouvelle revue de création littéraire au Collège militaire royal du Canada

L’arc est le tout premier périodique bilingue de création littéraire visant à encourager la communauté artistique du Collège militaire royal du Canada. Or, les frontières de l’Arc s’étendent bien au-delà des côtes rocheuses de la péninsule isolée de Kingston, en Ontario. Le journal œuvre à joindre les différentes communautés en formant un recueil des créations les plus remarquables : poésie, fiction, dissertation et art visuel. Par le Journal, nous allons, en tant qu’artistes, exprimer et célébrer les différences culturelles qui définissent notre identité tout en partageant ce qui nous est commun : un amour profond pour l’art sous toutes ses formes, toutes plus belles les unes que les autres.

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Mech / Aero Eng staff hockey team – slips in a ‘ringer’ and still lose

The Commandant, BGen Al Meinzinger participated in a boisterous and highly competitive Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Hockey Tournament this past Thursday.

The teams participating were comprised of the different years in the Mech / Aero Eng program and, of course, their highly skilled instructors, staff, augmented by a “ringer” aka – the commandant.

While there were many hard fought battles, dramatic plays, and the occasional missed call, the staff team was unable to overcome the might of the students this year and lost all three games.

Two of these losses were against the eventual winners: the 3rd Year Students. Congratulations!”

A good time was had by all!