International Centre inaugurated at Royal Military College Saint-Jean

April 21, 2017
Ottawa
National Defence
Canadian Armed Forces

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan announced today the appointment of Dr. Chantal Beauvais as Chair of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean Board of Governors. Dr. Beauvais will fill the position held by Lieutenant-General (retired) Richard J. Evraire since 2008.

Dr. Beauvais, who served as a Canadian Armed Forces chaplain, is also the rector of Saint Paul University in Ottawa.

Quotes

"Dr. Beauvais’s experience makes her a strong choice to lead the 18-member board providing me with critical advice and recommendations as I fulfil my role as Chancellor and President of the College."

- Harjit S. Sajjan, Defence Minister

“The success of Canadian Military Colleges helps us ensure the future officers of the Canadian Armed Forces are well-prepared to successfully lead our women and men. I am confident that Dr. Beauvais will help provide a high standard of preparation for our future leaders.”

- General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff

Quick Facts

  • Royal Military College Saint-Jean is a prime location for learning, providing high-quality education for future officers of the Canadian Armed Forces. The college-level curriculum prepares cadets to pursue their university studies at the Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston, Ontario.
  • The term of office of the Chair of the Board of Governors is four years and it may be renewed once.
  • In May 2016, the Department of National Defence announced to the House of Commons that the Government of Canada intends to give Royal Military College Saint-Jean full academic (degree-granting) status.

Associated Links

Royal Military College Saint-Jean: http://www.cmrsj-rmcsj.forces.gc.ca/index-eng.asp

Contacts

Media relations
Department of National Defence
Tel.: 613-996-2353
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Email: mlo-blm@forces.gc.ca

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