Newsletter 29

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Office of the dean for research June 30, 2022 Newsletter 29

Message from the Dean

Our last Newsletter of the academic year is full of research accomplishments, as always, and good news. RMC Saint-Jean has received conditional designation from the FRQs as an institution eligible to apply for research grants for its faculty; the Office of Research is now headed by a research professional; and the June 2022 ACCRU Annual Meeting accepted the college's application. ACCRU is both a voice to our stakeholders and a support network for higher education institutions like ours.


I wish you all a break from your regular work schedule and a wonderful vacation in preparation for the interesting challenges of the coming year, especially those posed by the change in culture and the Quebec law on academic freedom.


This past 10 June, the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) gave RMC Saint-Jean the conditional designation of “recognized managing institution” in the “universities” category. This designation, sought since 2015, is the result of many months of work by the Dean of Research, who will continue in their efforts to finalize the recognition process.

The “conditional” designation allows for the submission and evaluation of funding requests from RMC Saint-Jean. Just as a reminder, candidates for the Fonds Société et culture Research Support for New Academics 2023-2024 program must submit a notice of intent no later than 11 August. Researchers who want to submit a grant application can contact Rosemarie Hamel.

The Office of Research Services and Development (BRVR) is consolidating, and welcomes its new director, Maryse Tétreault. Under her leadership, the BRVR will conduct a review of the “Research” tab on the RMC Saint-Jean website. All professors are invited to contact Rosemarie Hamel by 6 July 2022 to update their individual profiles.

During its meeting this past 19 May, the Faculty Board announced the formal creation of the Comité de la recherche et des études supérieures (CRES). The CRES will do the work formerly done by the now defunct research advisory committee. The CRES will participate in the development of a strategic plan for research, research policy, and academic studies, in the integration of EDI principles (equity, diversity, inclusion), the development of social networks, the website, and research protocols. A call for interest will be sent after vacation.


The 2022-2023 Fonds de recherche EDS (FREDS) launched imminently. This year, FREDS is offering two funding options: per research project with funding possible for two years, or for one-time needs. The deadline to submit your request is 15 September 2022. Should you have any questions, contact Rosemarie Hamel.

The theme of the Programme de recherche Afrique francophone–Québec is female entrepreneurship. Funding ranges from $35,000 to $50,000. Deadline is 1 September 2022.

The themes of the Programme de collaboration de recherche CNRST-FRQ (Maroc-Québec) - 2022-2023 are health sciences, climate change adaptation and water management. Funding is worth up to $225,000. Deadline is 6 September 2022.

Soutien aux manifestations francophones dans les Amériques 2022 by the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, with the goal of promoting French activities in the Americas through conventions, symposiums, seminars, international or national workshops; French literature publications; cultural events; and/or Francophone cultural activities for students. Funding is worth up to €3000. Deadline is 15 September 2022.


May - June

Bruno Charbonneau participated in the Arctic Security convention organized by the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies, Anchorage, Alaska, from 2 to 6 May.

Danic Parenteau participated as a guest speaker at the Académie de printemps européenne – canadienne - Se souvenir pour l’avenir ! - L‘avenir du souvenir ? held from 6 to 12 May 2022 at the Europäische Akademie in Otzenhausen, Germany. He gave two lectures on the Québécois reception of Canadian multiculturalism as well as the management of ethnocultural diversity in Quebec.

Roch Legault gave a lecture titled “Histoire récente du Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, la 20e université au Québec” as part of a presentation about Enseignement supérieur au Québec: histoire et perspectives du 89e congrès de l'ACFAS, held at Université Laval on 11 May 2022.

Bruno Charbonneau participated in a round table discussion about “Afrique, élections, coups d’état” organized by Élections Québec & Réseau des compétences électorales francophones (RECEF) on 12 May.

Bruno Charbonneau and his colleagues published an article titled “The importance of food systems in a climate crisis for peace and security in the Sahel” in the International Review of the Red Cross.

Several colleagues participated in the Journée d’études Société du risque et gestion de crise at the Université de Sherbrooke on 20 May. RMC Saint-Jean was proudly represented by Bruno Charbonneau, Gawiyou Danialou, Simon Hogue, Roch Legault, Mulry Mondélice, Ian Parenteau and André Simonyi.

Routledge Handbook of African Peacebuilding

Bruno Charbonneau published the “Routledge Handbook of African Peacebuilding” with Maxime Ricard. Two public book launch events were held: one at the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie and the other at the Institut de recherche stratégique de l’École militaire.


André Simonyi presented a paper titled “Grey Zone Conflicts, Postmodernity and Complexity” at the Canadian Political Science Association Conference on 30 May.

Chantal Lavallée co-organized the international bilingual symposium with Océane Zubeldia on Gouvernance européenne des technologies émergentes: concepts, enjeux et pratiques, held at the Institut de recherche stratégique de l’Ecole militaire de Paris on 7 June 2022. During this seminar, Chantal Lavallée presented La stratégie européenne pour les drones: vers un écosystème civil-militaire, and acted as moderator for the round table on the integration of drones in European airspace. Bruno Charbonneau gave a lecture on “Sécurité climatique.”

Chantal Lavallée moderated the panel called “Agir en conscience : regards croisés autour des défis futurs” during a seminar titled Le combattant et les nouvelles technologies : évolutions, transformations et défis held at the Institut de recherche stratégique de l’Ecole militaire de Paris on 24 June 2022.


Our colleagues have made many expert contributions. We would like to highlight the participation of Bruno Charbonneau in round tables with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence and NATO, the participation of Chantal Lavallée in the Balado Conseils de sécurité du Réseau d’analyse stratégique and the séminaire de maîtrise at the Jean Monnet Centre in Montreal, the facilitation of symposiums by Danic Parenteau with the General Tadeusz Kościuszko Military University of Land Forces (AWL) in Poland, and the involvement of Margaret Wells in the provincial English as a second language teachers committee and the provincial steering committee for the RASCALS conference.

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