Ex-Cadets & More in the News

New chancellor 7771 Jim Leech is a graduate of both Queen’s and RMC

On Canada Day, former President and CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP), Jim Leech, assumed his three-year term as the 14th chancellor of Queen’s University.

Chancellor Leech earned his undergraduate degree at the Royal Military College of Canada before obtaining his MBA from the Queen’s School of Business in 1973. As a CEO of the OTTP, Leech oversaw the management of $130 billion in assets before his retirement on Jan. 1 this year.

The position of chancellor remains the highest office at Queen’s and is the ceremonial head of the institution. The chancellor presides over convocations, chairs annual meetings of the University Council, exercises a vote on the Board of Trustees and acts an international ambassador.

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Technology: the future of the Canadian Army

“Fighting smart, out-deciding the enemy is what wins battles now,”

22612 Janus Cihlar – Article

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Op Nanook 14: Helping at home

“Operations like Nanook enhance the skills of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen, ensuring they remain ready and capable to meet safety and security challenges in Canada’s North,”

13337 Lieutenant-General Stuart Beare, Commander, Canadian Joint Operations CommandArticle

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Plug pulled on Dartmouth’s Shannon Park rink

“The reality is the Shannon Park arena is 54 years old,” Topshee said. “It has $3.8 million worth of outstanding maintenance that needs to be done and $1.2 million of that would be urgent maintenance that is required for things like the roof for structural integrity and for the heating ventilation and air conditioning systems.”

19420 Navy Capt. Angus Topshee, base commander of CFB Halifax – Article

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DND to stop compensating same-city moves for retiring military – Article

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The cadet honor process: Cadets hold each other accountable to longstanding code – Article

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Peacekeepers on Golan moved to safe area, U.N. and Philippines say – Article

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Aboriginal recruits experience culture shock moving from reserve to military, study finds – Article