RMC Celebrates Its 116th Convocation / Le CMRC célèbre son 116e collation des grades

Article by/de 25366 Anna-Michelle Shewfelt

Photos by/de Cpl Brandon Liddy, RMC Public Affairs / Affaires publiques du CMRC

RMC Commandant 18777 BGen Sébastien Bouchard reminds the graduates to thank their friends and family for their support. // 18777 Le Bgén Sébastien Bouchard, commandant du CMRC, rappelle aux diplômés de remercier leurs amis et leur famille pour leur soutien.

On Friday, Nov 15, 2019, in front of a sold out Currie Hall, some seventy-five graduates crossed the stage to receive their PhD, Master’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree. As the Chancellor of RMC, the Right Honourable Harjit Sajjan, was unable to attend, the Vice Chancellor, RMC Commandant 18777 BGen Sébastien Bouchard, had the honour of conferring the degrees.

Le vendredi 15 novembre 2019, devant un Currie Hall complet, quelque soixante-quinze diplômés ont franchi la scène pour obtenir leur doctorat, leur maîtrise ou leur baccalauréat. Le très honorable Harjit Sajjan, chancelier du CMRC, n’ayant pas pu se rendre à la conférence, le vice-chancelier, commandant du CMRC, le 18777 Bgén Sébastien Bouchard, a eu l’honneur de conférer les grades.

As BGen Bouchard was quick to point out, Convocation is a time of celebration not only for the graduates but for their friends and family. “You’ve come a long way,” he told the graduates, “but you didn’t do it alone. Today it’s important to acknowledge and thank those whose support helped you through.”

Comme le Bgén Bouchard l’a vite fait remarquer, la convocation est un moment de fête non seulement pour les diplômés, mais également pour leurs amis et leur famille. «Vous avez parcouru un long chemin», a-t-il dit aux diplômés, «mais vous ne l’avez pas fait seul. Aujourd’hui, il est important de reconnaître et de remercier ceux dont le soutien vous a aidé.»

As 14458 Dr. Harry Kowal, Principal of RMC, emphasized, today’s graduates are the hope that current global problems can be addressed. // Comme l’a souligné 14458 le Dr. Harry Kowal, directeur du CMRC, les diplômés d’aujourd’hui espèrent que les problèmes mondiaux actuels pourront être réglés.

14458 BGen (ret’d) Dr. Harry Kowal, Principal of RMC, also addressed those present. As he told the graduates and their families, he is encouraged by what he sees. “With all of the global challenges facing us today, are there any bright lights? I believe there are and I am standing in front of them now,” he said. “There is no question that in this very disruptive, challenging and unpredictable world, people will make the difference, relationships matter and education is the key to understanding the issues, asking the right questions and putting in place the right policies, regulations and standards that will help stabilize disruption and secure a better future for us all.”

14458 Le Bgén (à la retraite), le Dr Harry Kowal, directeur du CMRC, s’est également adressé aux personnes présentes. Comme il l’a dit aux diplômés et à leurs familles, il est encouragé par ce qu’il voit. «Face à tous les défis mondiaux auxquels nous sommes confrontés aujourd’hui, y a-t-il des lumières brillantes? Je crois que oui, et je me tiens à leur côté maintenant», a-t-il déclaré. «l ne fait aucun doute que, dans ce monde très perturbant, difficile et imprévisible, les gens feront la différence, que les relations comptent et que l’éducation est la clé pour comprendre les problèmes, poser les bonnes questions et mettre en place les bonnes politiques, règles et normes contribuera à stabiliser les perturbations et à garantir un meilleur avenir pour nous tous ».

He went on, “Graduates, for me, you represent those bright lights, the hopes that the many disruptions in an ever-changing world can be assessed, can be understood and can be addressed.  I believe your investment in education has been time well spent and I believe our future is in very capable hands.”

Il a poursuivi: «Mes diplômés, vous représentez pour moi ces lumières brillantes, l’espoir que les nombreuses perturbations dans un monde en perpétuelle mutation puissent être évaluées, comprises et traitées. Je pense que votre investissement dans l’éducation a bien fonctionné passé et je crois que notre avenir est entre de bonnes mains.»

7771 Honorary Colonel J.W. Leech, CM, CD, (RRMC/RMC 1968), left, receives the degree Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, from the Vice Chancellor and Commandant of RMC, 18777 BGen Sébastien Bouchard, right. // 7771 Colonel honoraire J.W. Leech, CM, CD, (CMRR/CMRC 1968), à gauche, reçoit le titre de docteur en droit, honoris causa, du vice-chancelier et commandant du CMR, 18777 le Bgén SébastienBouchard, à droite.

In his address, 7771 Honorary Colonel J.W. Leech, CM, CD gave the graduates a list of nine key criteria to help them succeed. // Dans son allocution, 7771 colonel honoraire J.W. Leech, CM, CD a remis aux diplômés une liste de neuf critères clés pour les aider à réussir.

7771 Honorary Colonel J.W. Leech, CM, CD, (RRMC/RMC 1968), Chancellor of Queen’s University, was this year’s honourary degree recipient. RMC conferred upon him the degree Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa. In his address to the graduates, he reflected on his time in the military and in the professional world to offer some advice to the graduates. “My career was both long and diverse. Every place I’ve worked, I’ve been fortunate to be able to build a team of strong individuals around me.  And as I reflect on what we accomplished together and the lessons we taught each other, I realize that it always comes down to the same list of nine key criteria.” The criteria he gave are as follows: 1. Be honest 2. Be courageous 3. Be grateful 4. Be humble 5. Be ready 6. Be of open mind 7. Be curious 8. Be passionate 9. Be generous.

7771 Colonel honoraire J.W. Leech, CM, CD, (CMRR/CMRC 1968), chancelier de l’Université Queen’s, a été récipiendaire d’un diplôme honorifique de cette année. Le CMRC lui a conféré le titre de docteur en droit, honoris causa. Dans son allocution aux diplômés, il a évoqué son expérience dans le monde militaire et professionnel pour conseiller les diplômés. «Ma carrière a été longue et variée. Chaque lieu de travail où j’ai travaillé, j’ai eu la chance de pouvoir former une équipe de personnes fortes autour de moi. Et en réfléchissant à ce que nous avons accompli ensemble et aux leçons que nous nous sommes apprises. Je me rends compte que cela revient toujours à la même liste de neuf critères clés.» Les critères qu’il a donnés sont les suivants: 1. Soyez honnête 2. Soyez courageux 3. Soyez reconnaissant 4. Soyez humble 5. Soyez prêt 6. Soyez ouvert d’esprit 7. Soyez curieux 8. Soyez passionné 9. Soyez généreux.

Congratulations and good luck to all the graduates!

Félicitations et bonne chance à tous les diplômés!

For more photos from the Fall Convocation please see here. / Pour plus de photos de la collation des grades d’automne, voir ici.

For the full text of the remarks of all the speakers please see below. Please note that the remarks are provided in the language they were given at Convocation. A full list of degree and award recipients follows.

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 Pour le texte intégral des remarques de tous les orateurs, voir ci-dessous. Veuillez noter que les remarques sont fournies dans la langue dans laquelle elles ont été données à la collation des grades. Une liste complète des diplômés et des lauréats suit.

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18777 BGen Sébastien Bouchard, Commandant of RMC

The Honourable Peter Milliken, Former Speaker of the house

Mr. Ian Arthur, Our MPP

Dr. Harry Kowal, Principal of the Royal Military College,

CPO1 Pivin, College Chief,

Col Gallinger, Base Commander and Classmate from RMC.

Adjuc Cartier, Adjudant-chef de la Base

Members of the RMC Board of Governors,

Former Vice-Chancellors and Principals

Membres du Sénat du Collège militaire royal du Canada,

Faculty and Staff, Friends and family,

Mesdames et Messieurs, and most importantly,

our newest graduates, good afternoon, bonne après midi.

Thank you for joining us today for the Royal Military College of Canada’s Fall Convocation.  Our Chancellor, the Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Harjit Sajjan could not be with us today, so as Vice-Chancellor, I will have the great honour of conferring degrees this afternoon.

La cérémonie d’aujourd’hui est une reconnaissance aux accomplissements académiques de nos diplômés.  C’est un moment privilégié que tous ensemble, diplômés, professeurs, parents et amis nous célébrons.

In 1959, the Province of Ontario empowered this College to grant diplomas, certificates and awards.  Through this act, The Royal Military College of Canada Degrees Act, our Senate is permitted to grant degrees and honorary degrees in arts, science and engineering.

Si vous le voulez bien, j’aimerais remercier quelques groupes de personnes ici présents qui ont rendu l’obtention d’un diplôme possible.

RMC has a diverse and committed team dedicated to facilitating our students’ success.  Our outstanding academic faculty and our administrative service teams are all stakeholders in our institutional excellence.  Their dedication and professionalism are second to none.

It is our people that make RMC the success that it is and I would like to express my sincere appreciation to them all.

Furthermore, The RMC Club and the RMC Foundation, through their generous support, have been key components to enabling our mission and preparing our graduates for the future. Thank you for your support.

Many of you here today know that the demands of furthering your education are not just personal, but a demand that extends to all those that love and care about you.  Their patience, understanding, and encouragement have enabled our graduates on their journey.  L’engagement de compléter un diplôme universitaire ne se fait pas seul.  Sans l’apport et le soutien continu des familles et amis, nos diplômés n’auraient pu se démarquer et atteindre l’excellence.  Graduates, please join me in thanking our family and friends for their unconditional support.

C’est un grand honneur pour moi de pouvoir partager ce  moment mémorable avec ces nouveaux diplômés : c’est finalement à leur tour de monter sur l’estrade, chaque pas symbolisant les défis, les épreuves et les obstacles qu’ils leur ont fallu surmonter pour pouvoir vivre ce chapitre crucial de leur vie – l’obtention d’un diplôme universitaire.

In a few minutes, our Principal will introduce our Honorary Doctorate Degree Recipient, College no. 7771, Honorary Colonel James Leech, who is currently the Chancellor of Queen’s University.  As you will appreciate, Mr. Jim Leech has had an impressive career in the Canadian Forces, in business industry and in corporate governance.   He is and will always be an inspiration for the students and graduates of this institution.

Sir, we are very proud to have you formally recognized as an Honorary Degree recipient today.

Lastly, graduates, let me congratulate you once again on your outstanding academic accomplishments.  Ce diplôme démontrera, pour le reste de votre carrière, votre compétence et votre capacité analytique dans votre domaine d’expertise. C’est un diplôme qui vient avec une réputation.  Cette réputation est l’héritage que tous les diplômés du RMC vous lèguent et vous demande de perpétuer.  Soyez-en fier.  I know how hard you have worked to make it here today and I commend you for your efforts.  Well done!

Finally, I would like to thank our Registrar, Karl Michaud, and his team, for all the hard work on making his ceremony a success.

Merci spécial à notre maitre de cérémonie qui malgré qu’il soit en sabbatique présentement, est encore à son poste comme à toutes nos convocations.  Merci Sylvain.

TDV VDV

14458 BGen (ret’d) Dr. Harry Kowal, Principal of RMC

Before I introduce our convocation speaker, I would like to pause for a brief moment and reflect on some of the challenges facing us today; some geopolitical realities.  I was recently at a Deputy Ministers’ forum and was intrigued by the comments made by the keynote speaker, Janice Stein, a professor from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto, a very impressive scholar.  She talked about the world being in a moment of transition, experiencing a number of disruptions and responding to a number of strategic shocks, seemingly all at the same time.

She spoke about the challenges to globalization, that borders are becoming increasingly more difficult to cross, which is not helpful for global trade which feeds the global economy.  She highlighted the rise in populism – we the people – but warned that history has shown that sometimes waves of populism are followed by financial crises.  She talked about the worlds global powers on the verge of geo-political conflict and impact of what she described as the 4th industrial revolution, with the advances in technology so disruptive they threaten to take over peoples jobs.  And finally, she spoke of the strategic importance of demographics and that the world population is expected to peak in the next 10-15 years.  How will the world adjust to a slow growth economy.  There are certainly more than enough challenges out there.

So in all this doom and gloom, are there any bright lights?  Well, she believes there are and I believe there are and I am standing in front of them today.  There is no question that in this very disruptive, challenging and unpredictable world, people will make the difference, relationships matter and education is the key to understanding the issues, asking the right questions and putting in place the right policies, regulations and standards that will help stabilize disruption and secure a better future for us all.

Graduates, for me, you represent those bright lights, the hopes that the many disruptions in an ever-changing world can be assessed, can be understood and can be addressed.  I believe your investment in education has been time well spent and I believe our future is in very capable hands.

Comme plusieurs d’entre vous sont en uniforme, je comprends bien que vous avez complété vos études tout en continuant de servir le Canada.  J’aimerais donc profiter de cette occasion pour vous remercier pour le service que vous faites pour notre pays.  Thank you for your service…

We are all immensely proud in what we do here at the Royal Military College of Canada and we are extremely proud of all our graduates.  Well done!

7771 Honorary Colonel J.W. Leech, CM, CD, (RRMC/RMC 1968)

Commandant and Vice- Chancellor BGen Bouchard; Principal Kowal; faculty and staff of Royal Military College; graduands; family and friends.

I would like to start with three heart felt thank you’s. First to the College and its Senate– there is no greater honour than to be recognized in this manner by one’s alma mater.

Deuxièmement, merci aussi à vous, les diplômés d’aujourd’hui, de m’avoir inclus dans votre classe de 2019.

And third, I want to thank my family and friends who have taken the time to celebrate my good fortune – my brother John, to whom I have always looked up; two of our three children – Jennifer and Joanna – both great successes, professionally and as mothers to five our seven grand kids; some “in-laws”; classmates from RMC; some army colleagues; my Queen’s friends; and, of course, my wife Deb who keeps me grounded through: the right balance of love; support for some pretty crazy adventures from the North Pole to all over Africa; and appropriate sober second thought, best exemplified by her announcement that, Honorary Doctorate notwithstanding, I still have to empty the dishwasher.

Thank you! Merci! Miigwech!

51 years ago, I sat in your chair, waiting for the Convocation speaker to get on with it so that I could get my degree and start celebrating. So, I will keep that in mind.

As was mentioned, since 2014 I have served as Chancellor of Queen’s University, across the river. During this time, I have presided over 150 Convocations – in fact I did six this week including one this morning! So, I am now an authority on Convocation speeches. I have heard some really great ones; but I have also fidgeted through some real snoozers. The good ones follow a logical pattern: they start by garnering a laugh – this relaxes everyone; then the speaker talks a bit about his or her life experience which is hopefully connected in some way to the graduands and leads to some sage advice; and then concludes with an anecdote. The speaker is deemed successful if the graduands remember two bits of advice and the gist of the anecdote.

So, here goes.

I grew up as an army brat, went off to military college and served three plus years in the army. The military was our “family business”. But then, I made a sharp turn, threw all that away and joined the business world for the next 45 years.

On m’a souvent posé les questions suivantes: est-ce que ma formation au collège et mon service militaire m’ont préparé de toute façon à ma carrière en affaires? Étaient-ils utiles?

Well of course it was. Mais plus que ca – what I experienced during my college and military years turned out to be my “competitive advantage” – “mon avantage concurrentiel.”

How so?

At military college, I was the youngest in my class. I had no idea what to study so I signed up for what I was told was the hardest – Honours Math and Physics. My brother had proceeded me at Roads – he was the Rugby Captain and heavy weight boxing champ – me, I weighed a mere 135 lbs and was clearly not able to live up to expectations in those areas! In second year at age 18, I was CWC, reporting to a General with 300 cadets reporting to me (130 of whom were peers in the classroom and the sports field).

Learnings:

  1. Manage up, down and sideways
  2. Live/play with peers at same time as being their leader
  3. Multi task – balance: academics, sports, military, social life

Then came my life in the army after RMC – something many of you are now facing. I was young – I graduated as a newly minted 20 year-old RC Sigs officer and was immediately posted in Europe to 1stR22eR. Plus tard, je suis devenu l’officier de transmissions du bataillon, ce qui signifie que je devais travailler simultanément en français et en anglais. Le seul problème, c’était que je ne parlais pas couramment le français! Je devais résoudre cela rapidement si je voulais gagner la confiance de mon commandant, de mes collègues officiers et des soldats – et peut-être le plus important en tant que célibataire, si je voulais une chance d’impressionner une des enseignantes qui travaillait à la base… Another complicating factor was that my brother had held that same position four years earlier and, as I had come to expect, he had been really successful and popular – all eyes were on the kid brother once again. Note to self: it’s tough to succeed a high achiever. Pick your predecessor carefully as it’s easier to follow a screw-up!

Learnings:

  1. This was my first real life leadership position – these soldiers and NCOs were not like me and my fellow cadets: they were trained and knew what they were doing; but they were also much older, had families and issues in their lives to which I as a young man, barely in my twenties, could hardly relate
  2. I was given a lot of responsibility which taught me disciplined problem solving
  3. I learned the experience of being a minority – un maudit anglais parmi les Canadiens français
  4. I had to manage up and down – this time with much higher consequences
  5. I learned that the world was bigger than Canada. I saw a lot through our military exercises and, on our time off, we took every opportunity to explore the four corners of Europe and the Mediterranean – clearly this is where I developed an interest in becoming globally engaged
  6. Finally, I learned that I have a bit of an impatient streak – certainly Deb, Jen and Jo will attest to that. I decided to leave the military as a Captain at age 23, two days after a meeting with my career manager when I was told that I would have to wait at least 25 years until I would be considered for a General officer position – I just could not see myself being happy waiting that long to be in charge of my destiny; plus, once again, my brother had the inside track!

Mon séjour comme étudiant à Queens a aussi été très percutant. Il a agi comme une chambre de compression pour mon retour au Canada et l’occasion d’apprendre quelque chose sur les affaires afin que je puisse nourrir ma famille.
C’est pendant ces années de maîtrise en administration des affaires que j’ai compris que la formation au leadership et les expériences que j’avais acquises pendant mon temps militaire dépassaient de loin celles de mes camarades étudiants et que les cours sur le leadership en gestion enseignés à l’école de commerce.

So two years after leaving the army and having finished my MBA, I was out looking for a job. The market was very buoyant as MBA’s were still a novelty. But my resume was a bit odd – no summer or part-time jobs during undergrad followed by three years of playing peek-a boo with the Russians in Germany. On paper most employers could not figure it out; but I did have lots of interviews – perhaps they were just curious.

Heureusement, mon diplôme en mathématiques et en physique du CMR et mon diplôme en commerce de L’Université Queen’s ont été bien reconnu, de sorte que je n’ai pas eu à expliquer mes études.

With respect to questions about my military time my answer was crystal clear. I would gladly rattle off a long list:

  • I know how to manage up and down
  • I have attention to detail
  • I have worked in a persistent “mission focussed” culture – one that would not fail. You would be surprised how many in business struggle with the concept of Mission and Vision.
  • I am used to and in fact thrive on challenges
    • I know how to analyze problems or a situation – in real time. Interestingly, I still use the expression SITREP when planning
    • I know how to make decisions, again, in real time – also how to adjust in the face of new information, in real time
  • I have had a boat load of formal and informal leadership training – in fact I had held leadership positions with large numbers of people since my late teens
  • I have self-discipline, resilience, loyalty and dedication to the team
  • I have lived and worked internationally – that was a rarity in the mid 70’s
  • And, they loved that I called everyone “sir” – hey a little respect goes a long way and makes an impression!

I think I overwhelmed them but based on that response, I got hired – and it was not just good luck!

En realite, je ne pense pas que les attributs d’un officier militaire aient changé d’un iota depuis 1973 –la liste n’a fait que s’allonger et est devenue encore plus pertinente avec: plus d’emphase sur la perspective internationale; plus d’expérience avec les technologies complexes (à mon époque, nous avons encore appris le Code Morse); et, bien sûr, beaucoup plus d’exposition aux situations et décisions “de vie et de mort” dans le combat.

My career was both long and diverse. Every place I’ve worked, I’ve been fortunate to be able to build a team of strong individuals around me.  And as I reflect on what we accomplished together and the lessons we taught each other, I realize that it always comes down to the same list of nine key criteria

Number One: Be honest. Avec les autres et avec vous-même. La vérité est beaucoup plus facile à retenir… et à rationaliser. La réponse qui se trouve dans votre cœur et dans votre tête est beaucoup plus facile à poursuivre.

Numéro deux: Soyez courageux. Don’t take the easy way out. Take risks. If you believe in a decision, make it.  Don’t wait for someone else and risk seeing the opportunity lost.  By the same token, if you don’t believe in something, be brave enough to say “no.”

Number Three. Be grateful. Il y a très peu de choses que vous réaliserez sans l’aide des autres. Faites-leur savoir que vous l’appréciez. Si vous le faites, il y a de fortes chances qu’ils soient là aussi pour vous la prochaine fois… mais si vous ne le faites pas, vous pouvez parier qu’ils n’y seront pas.

Numéro quatre: Soyez humble.  Check your ego at the door and know that the team needs all of its members to roll up their sleeves and pull their weight. Only when you share the work, can you truly share the glory.

Number Five: Be ready. Approchez-vous autant que possible du processus décisionnel. Voyez et comprenez quels choix sont disponibles, comment les décisions sont prises, quels sont les facteurs qui comptent vraiment… et comment tout cela est pesé… et préparez-vous à jouer à votre « A  game » à tout moment.

Numéro Six: Soyez d’esprit large. Good ideas are everywhere – every department, every location, every level – just waiting to be recognized and developed into great ideas.

Number Seven: Be curious. Posez des questions. Continuez vos études. Élargissez vos perspectives. Découvrez pourquoi les choses sont faites comme elles sont. Enfin, j’ai trouvé que les personnes les plus épanouies sont celles qui sont intellectuellement curieuses.

Numéro Huit: Soyez passionné. I cannot think of anything worse than living and working without passion – if you are not passionate about what you are doing, get out! You will be doing yourself or those around you a big favour.

Et cela m’amène au point le plus important peut-être.

Numéro Neuf: Soyez généreux: with your time, with your money, with your concern. Volunteer in your community. Help junior members of the team. Give a leg up to someone who’s struggling.  The success they enjoy as a result of the help you gave them will be some of the most meaningful rewards you’ll ever receive.

Et maintenant ma dernière anecdote – even though it has been over 55 years since my recruit term early morning parades, I still keep my ties fully tied with double Windsor knots in order to save 60 seconds dressing each morning. Perhaps it’s that extra minute each day, 275 heures supplémentaires au cours de ma carrière, that really gave me a leg up – cela était peut-être mon avantage concurrentiel !!

Je tiens à réitérer mon gratitude envers le collège pour ce grand honneur. Mes filicitations à la classe de 2019.

Miigwech, Merci, Thank you

Truth Duty Valour – La Vérité, Devoir, Vaillance

DEGREES

DIPLÔMES

Doctor of Philosophy – Doctorat en philosophie

François Charles Joseph Allaire

Electrical and Computer Engineering / Génie électrique et informatique

Gatineau, QC

Contributions to the Conception of a Real Time Path Planner for Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles

Contributions à la conception d’un planificateur de trajectoire en temps-réel pour les drones

Dr. M. Tarbouchi / Dr. G. Labonté

 

Master of Arts   –   Maîtrise ès arts

Thomas John Hendrick Geilen

War Studies / Études sur la guerre

Mount Forest, ON

Master of Engineering  –  Maîtrise en génie

Kevin Charlebois

Aeronautical Engineering / Génie aéronautique

Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC

 

Evgeny Sheinfeld

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering / Chimie et génie chimique

Ottawa, ON

 

Angela Joan Harms Starchuk

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering / Chimie et génie chimique

Ottawa, ON

Jiajun Sun

Aeronautical Engineering / Génie aéronautique

Whitby, ON

 

Master of Applied Science  –  Maîtrise ès sciences appliquées

 

Joseph Jean-Luc Armstrong

 

Civil Engineering / Génie civil

Embrun, ON

Characterization and Environmental Risk Assessment of a Wastewater Treatment Lagoon Located at the Canadian Armed Forces 17 Wing Detachment Dundurn

Caractérisation et évaluation des risques environnementaux à une lagune de traitement des eaux usées basé au détachement Dundurn de la 17e escadre des forces armées canadiennes

 

Dr. N. Vlachopoulos

 

Curtis Richard Kaatz

 

Aeronautical Engineering / Génie aéronautique

Beausejour, MB

Redesign and Evaluation of a Combustion Chamber for a Turboshaft Engine

Conception et évaluation d’une chambre de combustion pour un turbomoteur

 

Dr. M. LaViolette

 

Alexi Levert-Beaulieu

 

Aeronautical Engineering / Génie aéronautique

Ottawa, ON

Optimization and Experimental Characterization of Leading Edge Tubercles in Transonic Flow

Optimisation et caractérisation expérimentale de tubercules sur le bord d’attaque d’une aile en régime transonique

 

Dr. R. Perez / Dr. A. Asghar

 

Patrick Joseph Albert Nadeau

 

Civil Engineering / Génie civil

Quyon, QC

Geotechnical Centrifuge Modelling of Contaminant Transport Through Frozen Soil

Modélisation de transport de contaminant dans des sols gelés par centrifugeuse géotechnique

 

Dr. R. Beddoe / Dr. S. Creber

 

Anthony Robert Nagle

 

Mechanical Engineering / Génie mécanique

Kingston, ON

Three-Dimensional Modeling of Interlaminar Normal Stresses in Curved Laminate Components

Modélisation tridimensionnelle des contraintes normales interlaminaires dans les composants de matériaux de composites courbés

 

Dr. D. Wowk

 

William Phippen

 

Mechanical Engineering / Génie mécanique

Napanee, ON

Determining Random Vibration Response of Terrestial Land Rovers from Ground Inputs

Détermination de la réponse aux vibrations aléatoires des véhicules terrestres à partir des entrées au sol

 

Dr. D. Wowk

 

Gillian Frances Rideout

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering / Génie électrique et informatique

Goulds, NL

Graphical Processor Unit (GPU) Implementation of the Minimum Variance Distortionless Response (MVDR) Beamforming for Multiple Input Multiple Output Radar (MIMO Radar)

Implémentation sur processeur graphique (GPU) de l’algorithme de formation de faisceaux (MVDR) pour le radar à entrée multiples et à sortie multiple (MIMO)

 

Dr. M. Hefnawi

 

Dean Theodore Vogelsang

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering / Génie électrique et informatique

Kelowna, BC

A Comparison of Two Stochastic Global Optimization Methods for the Generation of Electronic Countermeasures Techniques

Une comparaison de deux méthodes stochastiques d’optimisation globale pour la production de techniques de contre-mesures

 

Dr. J. Bray

 

Cameron Michael Whitehead

 

Civil Engineering / Génie civil

Cranbrook, BC

PER- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Fate and Transport

Transformation et transport des sustances per et polyfluoroalkylées

 

Dr. M. Hulley /  Dr. K Weber

 

Master of Business Administration – Maîtrise en administration des affaires

Muhammad Ali Abdullah

Ottawa, ON

Eduard Emanoil Anca

Kanata, ON

Sarah Amélie Armes

Halifax, NS

Thomas George Booth

Ottawa, ON

Anthea Chang

Victoria, BC

Jacqueline DeBruin

Ottawa, ON

Brent David Esau

St. Catharines, ON

Aymen Fares

Ottawa, ON

Jacob Ryan Furlan

Hamilton, ON

Ian Patrick Gütz

Lawrencetown, NS

Swarnali Khan

Milton, ON

Jean-Mathieu Simon Kuhn

Toronto, ON

Thomas Alexander LaCroix

Wainwright, AB

Christopher Dennis Mullally

Fort McMurray, AB

Andrew Nicholas Jacob Pohran

Ottawa, ON

Luc Ramey

Halifax, NS

Joshua Nathanael Robbins

Glen Williams, ON

Raissa Sarkisian

Kingston, ON

Evan Thomas Patric Shields

Belleville, ON

Neil Patrick Sinclair

Manotick, ON

Aaron Daniel Vasily

Kingston, ON

Jay Harvey Kenneth Waters

Winnipeg, MB

Master of Defence Studies  –  Maîtrise en études de la défense

Selena Seher Aral

Calgary, AB

Youri Audy

Québec, QC

Lisa Marie Baspaly

Gander, NL

Dale Michael Campbell

Hickson, ON

Peter Francis Dawson

Halifax, NS

Sarah Degen

Toronto, ON

Lydia Évéquoz

Mont-Saint-Michel, QC

Kit Hancock

Bowmanville, ON

Charles James Kerber

Thunder Bay, ON

Katherine Mary Elizabeth Krenn

Winnipeg, MB

Shane C. Myatt

Ottawa, ON

Ryan Christopher Palmer

Regina, SK

Sandy T. Shearer

Hamilton, ON

Alfred Siu-Hung Wong

Edmonton, AB

Master of Public Administration – Maîtrise en administration publique

Derek Christopher Bales

Wainwright, AB

Marc Bilodeau

Normandin, QC

James Joseph Bremner

Oshawa, ON

Stephen R. Dearing

Vancouver, BC

Kyle Stewart Raymond English

Kingston, ON

Ronald Peter Salter Keane

London, ON

Brian Harold Millar

Tyne Valley, PEI

Michael Mark Ragotte

Ottawa, ON

Jianan Shen

Montréal, QC

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Baccalauréat ès arts (avec spécialisation)

Andreas Fernando Richard Foerster

Valley, NS

History

Bachelor of Arts – Baccalauréat ès arts

Thomas David Braidwood

Whistler, BC

Psychology

Evan Alexander Joseph Gobeil

Winnipeg, MB

Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts (General)

Baccalauréat ès arts (général)

Elyse Germaine Charrier

Ottawa, ON

Krista Terri Elaine Gardner

Arnprior, ON

Yvon Voyer

Cowansville, QC

Bachelor of science (general) – Baccalauréat ès sciences (général)

Jonathan Edgar Alexander Bush

North Vancouver, BC

Bachelor of engineering – Baccalauréat en génie

Shirzad Khimjee

Ste-Sophie, QC

Génie civil

Elisabeth Leblanc

Québec, QC

Génie aéronautique

Bachelor of military arts and science – Baccalauréat ès arts et sciences militaires

Kevin Andrew Barry

Saint Albert, AB

 

Marc Cadot

Montréal, QC

 

Nicholas Clee

Embrun, ON

 

Altantulga Jargalan

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

 

Etienne Marcoux

Sherbrooke, QC

 

Thomas John McCorriston

Comox, BC

 

Danick Tremblay

Varennes, QC

 

AWARDS – PRIX

Dr. Ron Weir Teaching Award in Engineering Le prix d’enseignant M. Ron Weir en génie
During his 45 years at the Royal Military College of Canada in uniform and as a civilian, Dr. Ron Weir, chemical engineer and combat engineer, taught and mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate students. A two-time winner of the Class of 1965 Teaching Excellence Award, he could motivate students, stimulate their intellectual curiosity, ignite their desire to learn, and expand their thirst for knowledge. He successfully adapted his teaching methods to reach students from all backgrounds.  The award is given in this spirit as recognition of teaching excellence in the Faculty of Engineering.  Au cours de sa carrière de 45 ans comme officier militaire et comme professeur civil au Collège militaire royal du Canada, le professeur Ron Weir, Ph.D., ingénieur chimique et ingénieur de combat, a été un enseignant et un mentor pour plusieurs étudiants du premier cycle et étudiants des cycles supérieurs. Récipiendaire à deux reprises du Prix de la Classe de 1965 d’excellence en enseignement, il pouvait motiver les étudiants, stimuler leur curiosité intellectuelle, enflammer leur désir d’apprendre et amplifier leur soif de savoir. Il savait adapter avec succès ses méthodes pédagogiques afin d’être accessible aux étudiants de tous les milieux. Dans cet esprit, ce prix est décerné en reconnaissance de l’excellence en enseignement dans la Faculté de génie.

Dr. Scott Knight

The Colonel the Honourable John Matheson – Academic Leadership Award

 

Le prix leadership académique – Le colonel l’honorable John Matheson
The Academic Leadership Award was established upon the suggestion of Colonel, the Honourable John Matheson, to recognize outstanding leadership by a member of the Royal Military College academic faculty in support of the objectives of the Royal Military College of Canada. La récompense scolaire de conduite a été établie sur la suggestion du colonel, l’honorable John Matheson, pour identifier la conduite exceptionnelle d’un membre du corps enseignant du Collège militaire royal à l’appui des objectifs du Collège militaire royal du Canada.

Dr. Cecile Malardier-Jugroot

The Royal Military College of Canada Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Graduate Scholarship La Bourse des études supérieures – Département de génie mécanique et génie aérospatial du Collège militaire royal du Canada
The ‘Royal Military College of Canada Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Graduate Scholarship’ was created through the generosity of an anonymous donor to recognize academic excellence and research promise in a candidate taking a Master’s or Doctoral degree in the disciplines of Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering. La ‘Bourse des études supérieures du département de génie mécanique et génie aérospatial du Collège militaire royal du Canada’ fut créé par la générosité d’un donateur anonyme afin de reconnaître le candidat aux études supérieures en génie mécanique ou aéronautique, qui démontre d’excellentes qualités académiques et de promesse comme chercheur.

Nicholas Daniel Proulx & Luke Howard Peristy

The Canadian Forces Logistics Branch – Medal of Academic Excellence in the MBA Programme La médaille d’excellence académique à la maîtrise en administration des affaires – Branche de logistique des Forces canadiennes
The Canadian Forces Logistics Branch Medal of Academic Excellence in the MBA Programme is awarded annually to the graduating student of the MBA (Master of Business Administration) programme who has achieved the highest academic standing. La médaille d’excellence académique à la maîtrise en administration des affaires de la branche de logistique des Forces canadiennes est décernée à l’étudiant ou l’étudiante qui reçoit son diplôme du Programme de MAA (Maîtrise en Administration des Affaires) et qui a obtenu la plus haute note académique

Sarah Amélie Armes

The Colonel Geoff Parker – Memorial Award  Le Prix commémoratif – colonel Geoff Parker
The Colonel Geoff Parker Memorial Award is presented to an officer of the Canadian Forces who displayed outstanding leadership, professionalism, perseverance and academic excellence in the pursuit of technical studies, following the completion of a graduate degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Royal Military College of Canada.  The award is given in memory of Colonel Geoff Parker, CD, MEng of the Royal Canadian Regiment who obtained a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and was tragically killed in action in Kabul, Afghanistan on 18 May 2010. Le prix commémoratif Colonel Geoff Parker est décerné annuellement à un officier des Forces canadiennes qui s’est démarqué par son leadership exceptionnel, son professionnalisme, sa persévérance et sa réussite extraordinaire dans ses études lors de la poursuite d’études techniques, après avoir complété un diplôme d’études supérieures du département de génie électrique et de génie informatique du Collège militaire royal du Canada.  Le prix est remis en mémoire du colonel Geoff Parker, CD, MEng du Royal Canadian Regiment qui a obtenu une maîtrise en génie électrique du Collège militaire royal du Canada et qui fut tragiquement tué au combat à Kaboul en Afghanistan le 18  mai 2010.

 Dean Theodore Vogelsang

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