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  • Dr. Joey Bray: Ron Weir Teaching Excellence Award in Engineering


The Royal Society of Canada welcomes the 2016 Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists


The RSC has named the incoming 80 members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Those named to the College represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.

RMCC profs, Dr. Stéphanie A.H. Belanger and Dr. Christian Leuprecht are part of the prestigious group. Ostensibly the most prestigious academic recognition in the country for a scholar at this stage of their professional careers.

We contacted the college Principal, Dr Harry Kowal to get his reaction. “I am very proud to see Dr. Stéphanie Belanger and Dr. Christian Leuprecht inducted by the Royal Society of Canada as Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.”

The 13th Principal of the Royal Military College of Canada went on to say: “This recognition speaks volumes to their outstanding contributions in their respective discipline and reflects extremely well on the College.”


Bélanger, Stéphanie A.H.

As a specialist in the testimony of war, soldier identity, and military ethics, Stéphanie Bélanger has made a unique contribution to the international research community in her field of study, while engaging a nationwide pluridisciplinary team of researchers. She has developed the largest collection of modern war testimony. She ensures the impact of her research as the Co-Scientific Director (interim) of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research.

Spécialiste du témoignage de la guerre, de l’identité du soldat et de l’éthique militaire, Stéphanie Bélanger a apporté une contribution unique à la communauté de recherche internationale, non seulement dans son domaine d’étude, mais dans bien d’autres domaines également. Elle a développé la plus grande collection de témoignages modernes de la guerre. Son poste de co-directrice scientifique intérimaire de l’Institut canadien de recherche sur la santé des militaires et des vétérans lui permet de s’assurer que ses recherches sont entendues.

Leuprecht, Christian

Christian Leuprecht is one of Canada’s most prolific scholars in the comparative study of security and defence. He has made innovative contributions to applying network science to transnational illicit networks, clustering heterogeneous semi-structured national security datasets, cybersecurity, the governance of borders, national security policy and administration and political demography. His work has appeared in top-tier journals and he is consulted by government, parliamentary committees, allies and the United Nations.

Christian Leuprecht est parmi les chercheurs les plus prolifiques au Canada en études comparées de la sécurité et de la défense. Il a contribué des innovations à l’application de la science des réseaux aux réseaux illicites transnationaux, à la formation des grappes des bases de donnés hétérogènes en sécurité nationale, à la cybersécurité, à la gouvernance des frontières, aux politiques publiques et l’administration de la sécurité nationale, ainsi qu’en démographie politique. Ses publications sont parues dans les périodiques scientifiques de premier rang et il est consulté par des gouvernements, des comités parlementaires, des alliés, et les Nations Unies.

Together, the members of the College will address issues of particular concern to new scholars, artists and scientists, for the advancement of understanding and the benefit of society, taking advantage of the interdisciplinary approaches fostered by the establishment of the College.

“This year’s members join the College at an exciting time as a number of College supported projects are launching and looking for participants to strengthen the teams with various expertise and perspectives” said College President Alidad Amirfazli.

The Presentation of this cohort, sponsored by Concordia University, will take place on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Kingston, Ontario. To register for this event, please click here.

A complete list of the 2016 cohort of the College and their citations is available here.

Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences; in addition to Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership, The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Its mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world.


Dr. Joey Bray: Ron Weir Teaching Excellence Award in Engineering

On September 1st 2016, the Dean of Engineering presented Dr. Joey Bray with the Ron Weir Teaching Excellence Award in Engineering. This annual award recognises teaching excellence in the Faculty of Engineering.

The Award recipient was selected from a list of nominees, one from each engineering department. For 2016 the members of the selection committee were: Kela Weber, Philippe Lamarche, Aboelmagd Noureldin, and David DuQuesnay.

At a special ceremony, Dr Kela Weber spoke on behalf of the selection committee about the spirit of the award, which is named after Dr. Ron Weir, a retired long serving member of the faculty who is well recognized for teaching excellence.

The selection criteria for the award include, among other factors, the extent to which the nominee demonstrated the ability to stimulate learning and present practical applications of engineering principles to students of varied backgrounds, abilities, and motivations. A wooden plaque commemorating the Award hangs outside the Dean’s office.

Congratulations to Dr Bray.

Joey Bray:  le Prix Ron Weir d’excellence en enseignement en génie

Le 1er septembre 2016, le Doyen du génie a présenté au professeur Joey Bray, Ph.D., le Prix Ron Weir d’excellence en enseignement en génie. Ce prix annuel reconnaît l’excellence en enseignement dans la Faculté de génie.

Le récipiendaire du prix a été choisi parmi une liste de candidats, un de chaque département d’ingénierie. Pour 2016 les membres du comité de sélection étaient: Kela Weber, Philippe Lamarche, Aboelmagd Noureldin, et David DuQuesnay.

Lors d’une cérémonie spéciale, le Dr Kela Weber a parlé au nom du comité de sélection de l’esprit du prix, nommé d’après le professeur Ron Weir, Ph.D., un membre de longue date de la faculté, maintenant à la retraite, qui est reconnu pour son excellence en enseignement.

Les critères de sélection pour l’attribution comprennent, entre autres facteurs, la mesure dans laquelle le candidat a démontré la capacité de stimuler l’apprentissage et de présenter des applications pratiques des principes d’ingénierie à des étudiants d’horizons, de capacités et de motivations diverses. Une plaque en bois commémorant le prix est suspendu à l’extérieur du bureau du doyen.

Félicitations au professeur Bray.