Catching Up With the News

The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, that was funded in 2009 by Queen’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada, just signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rick Hansen Institute to improve health care outcomes for members of the Canadian military and veterans with spinal cord injuries. On another note, the Vanguard Magazine just published a Special Section on the importance of having, in Canada, such an institute fostering and coordinating research for military personnel, veterans and their families:

http://www.vanguardcanada.com/VanguardIssue38. You may visit our website: www.cimvhr.ca for further details on the institute, its 19 partner universities across Canada and its government advisors.

 

Picture: Mr. Rick Hansen (middle); Dr Stéphanie Bélanger, the Associate scientific director of the CIMVHR and professor at RMCC (left); as well as Dr Alice Aiken, the Scientific director of the CIMVHR and a professor of Queen’s University (right).

Photo : Mr Rick Hansen (milieu); Stéphanie Bélanger, PhD, Directrice scientifique associée de l’IRSMV et professeure au CMRC (gauche); Alice Aiken, PhD, Directrice scientifique de l’IRSMV et professeure à l’université Queen’s (droite).

L’institut canadien de recherche sur la santé des militaires et des vétérans, récemment fondé par l’université Queen’s et le Collège militaire royal du Canada, vient tout juste de signer un mémorandum d’entente avec l’Institut Rick Hansen afin d’améliorer les soins de santé des militaires canadiens et des vétérans souffrant de blessures à la colonne vertébrale. Par ailleurs, le Magazine Vanguard vient tout juste de publier une édition spéciale sur l’importance pour le Canada d’avoir un tel institut qui encourage et coordonne la recherche sur la santé des militaires et des vétérans : http://www.vanguardcanada.com/VanguardIssue38. Vous pouvez visiter le site web, www.cimvhr.ca, afin d’obtenir plus de détails sur l’institut, ses 19 partenaires universitaires à travers le Canada et ses conseillers gouvernementaux.

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Women filled 8.3% of Canada’s combat positions in Afghanistan: study

“So they are making a significant contribution, for example, to the Afghan mission, more so I think than the public is aware,”

Krystel Carrier-Sabourin, a doctoral student at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ont.

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The Queen charmed Australia yet again

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MEMORIAL WALL: The city is going one step further to remember Kingston’s Fallen Soldiers.

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Minister Mackay Delivers Remarks To The United States Military Academy At West Point

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October 21, 11 was the 69th anniversary of the opening day of the re-establishment of a Royal Canadian Naval College – and the first incarnation of Royal Roads Military College. “The Naval College was recommissioned on 21 October 1942, three weeks after the first 100 cadets officially joined HMCS Royal Roads and 137 years to the day after Nelson defeated the combined fleets of France and Spain off Trafalgar. Captain J. M. Grant who had been appointed in 1940 to HMCS Royal Roads as commandant. HMCS Royal Roads was a short-term naval training facility for junior officers (the “90 day wonders”); the RCNC was established train and educate new naval officer cadets.”

From Royal Roads Military College, 1940 – 1990, A Pictorial Retrospect, by Peter S. Dunnett

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The autumn 2011 edition of ON TRACK is now available online!

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Researchers look to the pumpkin patch for new ways to clean up contaminated sites

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What we didn’t know about the war in Afghanistan