RMC Prof becomes a ‘RSC Fellow’; Eliza Bruce article & sports

Feature photo by: Officer Cadet 28230 Victoria Pierrot


 RMC Prof. included on the list – first one in 64 years

Richard BATHURST – Department of Civil Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada professor was just recently  granted the honour of being elected to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), one of the highest honours for Canadian academics in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

College principal, Dr Harry Kowal on hearing the news.  “RMC is very privileged to have Dr Bathurst as a member of our faculty and I couldn’t be more proud of the work he is doing. On behalf of all his colleagues, I extend our heartfelt congratulations to him on this prestigious recognition of his scholarly work as he joins the Academy of Science as a newly elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Well done Richard!”

Dr Bathurst was also the recipient of the 2016 ‘The R.F. Legget Medal’ which is the most senior and prestigious award of the Canadian Geotechnical Society. The same Dr. Bathurst was a co-winner of the 2016 Cowan Prize for Excellence in Research which was presented at Currie Hall in November last year.
“I am delighted to receive this recognition. It is a great honour to be elected to Canada’s most prestigious academic society. I am very grateful to RMC for providing the opportunity and support to carry out the research that has led to this award”

According to the RSC website, the last person elected to FRSC who was connected to RMC was the late The Honourable George Stanley in 1953; an iconic name around the college who later went on to become the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, a post in which he served with great distinction.


Formal announcement from RMC…

Dr. Richard J. Bathurst elected to Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Richard J. Bathurst of the Civil Engineering Department at RMC has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Nous sommes ravis d’annoncer que M. Richard J. Bathurst, du Département de génie civil du CMR, a été élu membre de la Société royale du Canada.

Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.

L’élection à la Société royale du Canada constitue le plus grand honneur qui puisse être accordé à un universitaire qui travaille dans les domaines des arts, des lettres et des sciences.

 The citation reads: Professor Bathurst has made innovative and impactful contributions to the advancement and understanding of modern civil engineering geosynthetic reinforced earth retaining structures and slopes. His work demonstrates a multi-disciplinary approach to the design, analysis and sustainability of these structures. His many acclaimed contributions also include themes related to earthquake geotechnical engineering, probabilistic design, full-scale model earth structure testing, materials testing, soil-structure interaction, transparent surrogate granular soils and granular particle mechanics.

Le témoignage : Richard Bathurst a apporté des contributions novatrices et percutantes à l’avancement et à la compréhension des ouvrages de soutènement et des pentes renforcés de géosynthétiques. Son travail démontre une approche multidisciplinaire pour la conception, l’analyse et la durabilité de ces structures. Ses nombreuses contributions saluées par ses pairs comprennent également des travaux sur l’ingénierie géotechnique sismique, la conception probabiliste, l’étude à pleine échelle des ouvrages géotechniques, les essais sur matériaux, l’interaction sol-structure, les sols granulaires transparents de substitution et la mécanique des particules granulaires.

Dr. R.J. Bathurst  joins over 2000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. The fellowship of the RSC comprises distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.

R.J. Bathurst se joint à plus de 2 000 érudits, artistes et scientifiques canadiens remarquables élus par leurs pairs. Les femmes et les hommes membres de la SRC sont issus de toutes les disciplines intellectuelles. Ils se sont distingués par leur contribution aux arts, aux lettres, à la science et au service de la population canadienne.


RECSPO and whatnot

Article by: OCdt Eliza Bruce, 27472 (IV), CWBO, E-veritas correspondent

Eliza Bruce

This weekend might have been labeled a duty weekend, but would have been more appropriately labeled Wing Spirit Day, for all the comradery and shenanigans that have passed on the campus between the various academic years, the rest of the RMC family, and the larger community of CFB Kingston through the Kingston Family Fun Fest.

A favourite event was the Sports and Clubs RECSPO, which took place on the parade square Saturday morning, alongside the Wing BBQ. This brought first years and the rest of the officer cadets together through the enjoyment of food, the fun of the Friday’s “bathrobe night” (the ceremonial passing off of second year traditions, and forming cohesion between the second years and their ‘ac children’, a significant morale boost for those in the midst of FYOP).

The air of the peninsula was filled with shouts of laughter and rejoicing as the second years led the FYOP cadets towards treat, games, and the exchange of hilarious ‘bathrobes’, or costumes. By way of a few cheerful skylarks, this past week saw a beaver dame built by the cannon at Yeo Hall compliments of 11 Squadron, and Saturday morning saw 9 Squadron’s attempt to induct the Brucie Statue to the squadron with a pleasant coating of orange chalk.

The RECSPO itself was a huge success for recruiting the first year generation and a few persuaded senior and junior cadets to join a fresh team or different adventure.

There was a strong representation of all the college possibilities for involvement, including the Expedition Club, the RMC Bands, Women’s Rugby, War Games Club, the Windsurfing Club, Sandhurst, the Running Club, the Airsoft Club, the Flying Club, the Sailing Club, the Rock Climbing Club, the Fishing Club, the Tae-kwon-do Club, and the Chess Club, to name a few.

After those events wrapped up, the entire community of RMC and Kingston was afforded the fantastic experience of viewing a high quality airshow featuring the Skyhawks, Snowbirds, and a Canada 150 painted F-18.

As the thrusters cut through the air, spinning air and cloud apart in gravity-defying moves, no one could be anything by convinced that it was a fine Air Force day—indeed, a fine day to be in the military.


Recent results:

(M) Soccer:

(Wed) 6 Sep – RMC 0 @ Trent 0

(Sun) 10 Sep – Carleton @ RMC

(W) Soccer:

(Sat) 9 Sep – Ottawa 6 @ RMC 0

(Sun) 10 Sep – Carleton @ RMC

(M) Rugby:

(Sat) 9 Sep- Brock 45 @ RMC  17

(M) Hockey:

Sat 9 Sep Exhibition – RMC 0 @ MCGill 8

Upcoming games:

(M) Soccer:

Sat 16 Sep RMC @ Laurentian – 2:15 PM

(W) Soccer:

Sat 16 Sep RMC @ Laurentian – 12 noon

Sun 17 Sep RMC @ Nipissing – 12 noon

(M) Rugby:

Sat 16 Sep RMC @ Queen’s (Nixon Field) 1:00 PM

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