Newsletter 32

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Office of the Dean for Research 22 décembre 2022 Newsletter No 32


The first event for the winter semester of the Centre for Security and Crisis Governance (CRITIC) Lecture Series will be held on January 23, 2023 at 2:00 pm. CRITIC will host Professor Margaret Moore (Queen’s U.) who will present her work on “Biodiversity Crisis and Duties to Address it”. The hybrid conference will take place in De Léry Auditorium C-2037 and on Teams.


The Centre for Security and Crisis Governance (CRITIC), in collaboration with the Royal Military College of Canada and Bishop’s University, is organizing the Canadian Undergraduate Security Conference (CUSC). Here are the four topics that will be discussed on February 11: Climate and Environmental Security; Great Power Politics; Peacekeeping; Security and New Technologies. This event is intended for Quebec, Canadian and international undergraduate students. After five editions presented at Bishop’s University, the event will now alternate between RMC Saint-Jean and RMC Canada. This one-day conference aims to provide a forum for undergraduate students to present their research results, interact with researchers and experts and expand their networks with other students, professors and professionals working in the field of international security.



Béatrice Richard will be part of the research project “Penser ou agir pour la paix au Québec”, which has received a grant of over $300,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Led by Professor Carl Bouchard of the Université de Montréal, this interdisciplinary project brings together a dozen co-researchers and collaborators, including Professors Jean Lamarre and Caroline Doucet of the History Department of the Royal Military College of Canada. It will be carried out over a four-year period, from 2022 to 2026. At the end of this period, the team will produce the first interdisciplinary research on peace and pacifist commitment in Quebec since the beginning of the 20th century.

Edwin Parrado Mora, with his collaborators, has been awarded a grant for the research project “Le développement de compétences interculturelles par l’entremise d’un projet d’immersion linguistique et culturelle : l’école d’été à Bogotá, en Colombie”. The project aims to understand the intercultural perceptions of UQAM-Javeriana Summer School participants before and after their stay in Colombia. The scholarship is awarded by the École de langue de la Faculté de communication of the Université du Québec à Montréal.



November - December

Danic Parenteau wrote with a contributor the opinion piece “Time to reset the Canadian military colleges as military academies”, published by the CDA Institute think tank.

Chantal Lavallée gave a presentation on “Les enjeux civils et militaires de l’intégration des drones dans l’espace aérien européen” at the conference Regards croisés sur la gouvernance des technologies émergentes organized with Simon Hogue at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean on November 7. The latter also presented his research on “La surveillance civile dans la guerre en Ukraine: la frontière brouillée entre observateurs et participants à la guerre”. Both colleagues acted as panel chairs for this conference.

Mourad Djebabla organized a student colloquium on November 8 and 10 on the theme of 1942: une année charnière with Serge Bernier as guest of honour. HIF203 students participated with presentations that were grouped into the six workshops of the meeting, namely: war effort, plebiscite of 1942, Canadian minorities, Dieppe, at sea and Canadian women. The meeting was open to the RMC Saint-Jean community, but also to the parents of the students who appreciated this exercise to see another aspect of their children’s education.

Chantal Lavallée moderated the roundtable “Drones et nouvelles technologies militaires : quels enseignements tirés de la guerre russo-ukrainienne ?” organized by the Network for Strategic Analysis (NSA) on November 11.

Chantal Lavallée spoke at the “Regional Dynamics: Europe” seminar at the Canadian Forces College on November 14

Simon Hogue published the article “Analyse sociotechnique des applications de traçage de la COVID-19: Protection de la vie privée et matérialisation de la méfiance envers l’État” in the journal Criminologie.

Chantal Lavallée gave a presentation on “The European strategy for drones” at the conference Drones in Civilian Airspaces: Security, Regulation and Imagination organized by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) on November 24 and 25. Also at this conference, she acted as moderator for the “Technological futures” panel.

Bruno Charbonneau moderated the event “Africa: Climate change and safeguarding human security” organized by the NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) and the NATO Strategic Direction-South Hub on November 29-30 in Naples, Italy.

Bruno Charbonneau gave the lecture “Climate change: Science, Geopolitics, Security” at Bishop’s University on December 5.

Christian Boudreau published with his collaborators the article “Universal quantum computation with symmetric qubit clusters coupled to an environment” in the journal Physical Review A.

Special mention to Chantal Lavallée for her role as external reviewer for the journal Defence Studies.

The Dean of Research team wishes you Happy Holidays!

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