The Commandant's Report 2011-2012

Annual review of faculty research activities and funding.

Crest of the 60th anniversary of RMC Saint-Jean
 

For more information, please contact Gawiyou Danialou.
Telephone: (450) 358-6777, ext. 5752
Facsimile: (450) 358-7563
E-mail: gawiyou.danialou@cmrsj-rmcsj.ca

Royal Military College Saint-Jean
De Léry Building, Room A-2011
15 North Jacques-Cartier Street
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J3B 8R8

 
2012 Freedom of the City Ceremony
 

Commandant

Colonel Guy Maillet Commandant RMC Saint-Jean
 

This year, the Royal Military College Saint-Jean (RMC Saint-Jean) celebrated the 60th anniversary of its founding. RMC Saint-Jean's excellent reputation is not solely the result of the successes achieved by its graduates but also the result of its faculty which has and continues to leave no stone unturned to ensure that our students get the best education possible. This excellence and professionalism is not limited to the classroom. In fact, their many reviews of theses, articles in professional journals, chapters in larger academic works, books or presentation of papers at conferences, over the years, have contributed significantly to the world of research and hence to our institution's reputation and credibility. As this report demonstrates, the 2011-2012 academic year was a very good year in this regard.

Such results do not happen without serious efforts. Many hours as well as personal and professional discipline are required to produce which such regularity and quality. These professors that contributed these works deserve the most heartfelt congratulations. Their successes bring credibility and prestige to the institution and contributed significantly to the promoting the College at home and abroad. We are very proud to have them on our team.

Colonel Guy Maillet
Commandant
RMC Saint-Jean

Academic Director

Lieutenant-General (retd) Michel Maisonneuve Academic Director RMC Saint-Jean
 

This Report of the Commandant on the research activities and funding of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean faculty demonstrates the importance of these activities for our institution.

Research contributes to the professional development of the person who executes it, to the reputation of the institution where he or she serves, and to the quality of the education offered, while contributing to the advancement of knowledge in general. Royal Military College Saint-Jean faculty members provide the best teaching possible to officer cadets, but they also contribute to the general furthering of knowledge and its passage on to the scientific community in their respective discipline.

Either directing their own research programme or collaborating with research groups in other academic institutions, RMC Saint-Jean professors have demonstrated an enduring vitality for the College. The number and scope of the activities contained in this report attest to this fact.

Michel Maisonneuve
Lieutenant-General (retd)
Academic Director
RMC Saint-Jean

2012 End of Year Parade
 

Research Committee and Appointments

GAWIYOU DANIALOU PH.D.

  • Chairman of the Research and Appointments Committee
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at RMCC
  • Member of the RMC Saint-Jean Bureau of External Relations
  • Point of Contact between RMCC and RMC Saint Jean
  • Member of Dakar Médical

MONIQUE LABERGE PH.D.

  • Assistant Professor, RMC Saint Jean and RMCC
  • Head of Science Department
  • Member of the Center for Research in Molecular Modeling (CERMM)
  • Member of the Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics (CSFG)
  • Chairman of the Innovation in Teaching Committee at RMC Saint-Jean
  • Member of the RMC Saint-Jean Bureau of External Relations
  • Member of Ethics Committee at RMC Saint Jean
  • Member of the Search Committee for a faculty of Arts Dean, RMCC
  • Research Associate at Concordia University
  • Member of the Biophysical Society
  • Member of the American Chemical Society

ANNE CAUMARTIN PH.D.

  • Regular Member, CRILCQ (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises)
  • Assistant Professor at RMC Saint Jean
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at RMCC
  • Visiting Professor at the Department of literature of Université Laval
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Argument

PIERRE GRAVEL PH.D.

  • Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario
  • Adjunct Professor, Département de mathématiques et de statistique, Université de Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick
  • Member of the Academic Research Program Fund Allocation Committee of the Royal Military College of Canada (ARP), 2005-2009
  • Member of the Research Ethics Board (REB) of the Royal Military College of Canada (2003-2004)
  • Member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Member of the American Mathematical Society

NANETTE NORRIS PH.D.

  • Assistant Professor, RMC Saint Jean and RMCC
  • Member of the Northeastern Modern Language Association
  • Member of the Popular Culture Association
  • Editorial Reader for College Literature, West Chester University
  • Member of WWI Studies Association
  • Affiliate, Digital Memories Project, The Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University
  • Member of Modern Language Association
  • Member of Jewish Studies Association
  • D. H. Lawrence Society of North America

2011-2012 In Review

Research Grants Obtained Alone or in Teams
320 659 $
 
Publications
40
 
Articles Published in Refered Journals
7
 
Books and Book Chapters
7
 
Articles Published in Non-refereed Journals
20
 
Conference Proceedings
6
 
Oral and Poster Presentations
23
 
Assignments
39
 
Visits
8
 
Appointments
3
 
Honours and Awards
3
 
Students and teachers in chimestery labs
 

Department of Science

The mission of the Science Department is to offer the highest quality education in science to the officer cadets of the College. Courses are offered in one of the two official languages. The Department strives to promote the individualized acquisition of the scientific method by officer cadets and to develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed in university Science and Engineering programs.

This year, the Marian Olynyk Award for excellence in teaching recognized a departmental faculty member, Alexandre Giguère, for his outstanding teaching in Chemistry. This is the third consecutive year where the prize is awarded to the Science Department. Also, two of our professors, Sylvie Mainville and Bernard Mongeau, received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their contributions to our College and the Canadian Forces.

In addition to teaching, departmental faculty actively develop state of the art educational materials and innovative teaching methods. They also organize various educational activities allowing officer-cadets not only to acquire knowledge but also to broaden their scientific horizons. These activities include conferences, outings, science clubs as well as knowledge integration projects under the individual supervision of faculty members.

Our faculty is also very active in the scientific/academic community, thus enhancing the reputation of the College. Professor Denis Lavigne has been a member of the Executive Board of the Association Mathématique du Québec (AMQ) and acts as vice-president for a second consecutive year. He also supervises the annual AMQ congress held in October and supervises the college level AMQ mathematics competitive contest at the provincial level.

Monique Laberge, Ph.D.
Head
Department of Science
RMC Saint-Jean

 

From left to right: S. Mainville (programme director, mathematics), L. Séguin-Charbonneau (mathematics), V. Plante (lab technician), F. Jetzer (computer science, physics and mathematics), F. Ledoyen (physics and mathematics), D. Hébert (administrative assistant), A. Giguère (chemistry), G. Danialou (biology), P. Gravel (mathematics), P. Rempel (mathematics), C. Boudreault (mathematics), Major G. Gilbert (computer science), D. Lavigne (mathematics).

Above (from left to right): M. Laberge (department head, chemistry), B. Mongeau (dean of studies, physics and mathematics), P. Smith (chemistry), J. Vachon (chemistry).

Publications

A. Articles published in refereed journals

Danialou, Gawiyou

Chang N.C., Nguyen M., Bourdon J., Risse P.A., Martin J., Danialou G., Rizzuto R., Petrof B.J., Shore G.C. Bcl-2-Associated Autophagy Regulator Naf-1 Required for Maintenance of Skeletal Muscle. Human Molecular Genetics, 2012, Feb. 15, (Epub ahead of print).
 

Lavigne, Denis

Alessandro Chiodi, Maurizio Gargiulo, Fionn Rogan, J.P. Deane, Denis Lavigne, Ullash K. Rout, Brian P. Ó Gallachóir. Modelling the Impacts of Challenging 2050 European Climate Mitigation Targets on Ireland's Energy System, Energy Policy, online 21 Nov. 2012.
 

B. Books

Danialou, Gawiyou

Foreword of the book authored by Florent Tremblay: Les Canadiens français ont-ils été des lâches? Edwin Mellen Press, 2012, 462 pages.
 

Jetzer, Frédéric

A book and its translation: Introduction to Programming /Introduction à la programmation, RMC Saint-Jean, 262 pages,
 

C. Articles published in non-refereed journals

Danialou, Gawiyou

Okazaki T., Liang F., Li T., Lemaire C., Bourdon J., Danialou G., Shoelson S., Petrof. B.J., Effects Of Muscle-Specific Inhibition Of The NF-kB Pathway On Diaphragmatic Function In Murine Sepsis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2012; 185: A2703.
 
Picard M., Liang F., Hussain S.N.A., Goldberg P., Danialou G., Chaturvedi R., Matecki S., Jaber S., Des Rosiers C., Karpati G., Godin R., Taivassalo T., Petrof B.J. Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Lipid Accumulation in the Human Diaphragm During Mechanical Ventilation. Canadian Respiratory Journal. 2011; 18(2): e23.
 
Okazaki T., Liang F., Li T., Lemaire C., Bourdon J., Danialou G., Shoelson S., Petrof. B.J., Effects Of Muscle-Specific Inhibition Of The NF-kB Pathway On Diaphragmatic Function In Murine Sepsis. Canadian Respiratory Journal. 2011; 18(2): e23.
 

Lavigne, Denis

Amara, K.; Riopel, D.; Lavigne, D., Modèle d'optimisation des politiques de retour, Cahier du Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les réseaux d'entreprise, la logistique et le transport : CIRRELT-2012-20, May 2012.
 

D. Conference proceedings

Lavigne, Denis

Amara, K.; Riopel, D.; Lavigne, D., Modèle d'optimisation des politiques de retour, 9th International Conference on Modeling, Optimization and SIMulation (MOSIM), Laboratoire de l'Intégration du matériau au Système, Université de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, June 2012.
 
Amara, K.; Riopel, D.; Lavigne, D.; A Survey on Return Policies Practices and their Variations, 4th International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain, Université Laval, Quebec, August 2012.
 

Oral and Poster Presentations

Danialou, Gawiyou

T. Okazaki, F. Liang, T. Li, C. Lemaire, J. Bourdon, G. Danialou, S. Shoelson, B.J. Petrof. Effects Of Muscle-Specific Inhibition Of The NF-kB Pathway On Diaphragmatic Function In Murine Sepsis. American Thoracic Society Meeting, May 2012, San Francisco – USA.
 
Hussain S.N.A., Mofarrahi M., Sigala I., Kim H.C., Vassilakopoulos T., Maltais F., Bellenis I., Chaturvedi R., Gottfried S.B., Metrakos P., Danialou G., Matecki S., Jaber S., Petrof B.J., Goldberg P. Mechanical Ventilation–induced Diaphragm Disuse in Humans Triggers Autophagy, KSCCM (Hong Kong Society of Critical Care Medicine) Annual Scientific Meeting.
 

Laberge, Monique

Analysis of glucokinase collective motion, 12th Annual Symposium, CERMM (2012).
 

Lavigne, Denis

Introduction à la programmation algébrique via un langage de type GAMS, Training provided to two graduate students from École Polytechnique de Montréal, June 2012.
 
Introduction à la modélisation énergétique via l'utilisation d'un modèle de type TIMES, Seminar presented at École Polytechnique de Montréal, May 2012.
 

Research Funding

Science Department's Research Funding
Recipient Project Title Funding Source Amount Term
Laberge, Monique Rôle de la dynamique conformationnelle dans la fonction des peroxidases mammaliennes FQRNT $27 000/year 2009-2012

Assignment

Laberge, Monique

Lead Guest Editor for the World Scientific Journal for a special issue in Computational Biophysics (2012).
 
Member of the Editorial Board of the Open Journal of Biophysics (2012).
 

Lavigne, Denis

Internship supervision at the GERAD: Nathalie Turin, graduate student of the Haute École de Gestion de Genève, Switzerland, April-May 2012.
 
Co-supervision of the masters project of Kacem Amara at École Polytechnique de Montréal: Politiques de retour: modélisation des processus de création de valeur, masters thesis accepted in December 2011.
 
Referee for an article submitted to the journal Environmental Modeling & Assessment (Springer Netherlands), Summer 2011.
 
Vice-Chair of the Association Mathématique du Québec (AMQ).
 

Visits

Danialou, Gawiyou

Université d'Abomey Calavi, Bénin
 
École Nationale des Officiers (ENO), Toffo, Bénin
 

Appointments

Danialou, Gawiyou

Assistant Professor (UT2)
 

Lavigne, Denis

Assistant Professor (UT2)
 

Honours and Awards

Giguère, Alexandre

Recipient of the RMC Saint-Jean Marian Olynyk Award (excellence in teaching), May 2012.
 
 

Mr. Alexandre Giguère awarded the Marian Olynyk (for his outstanding teaching in Chemistry) in the presence of Major-General (retd) Jerry S. T. Pitzul and Mr. Michael Zaitsoff, husband of the late Marian Olynyk.

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences provides to officer cadets the range of humanities and literature courses essential to their education – not only for the completion of the requirements for the diploma of college studies (D.E.C.) and the satisfaction of the prerequisites for their transition to RMC at Kingston, but also towards the objective of forming future officers who possess an excellent general culture. Emphasis is equally placed on the mastery of written and oral expression. In addition to teaching, professors within the department also develop pedagogical material, organize various cultural activities, and conduct research in the following areas:

History:

  • the Québec intellectuals of the 20th Century;
  • the Conquest of Canada;
  • the culture of the Lower Canada Patriots;
  • National History;
  • History Education;
  • commemoration policies.

Semiotics:

  • literature semiotics;
  • music semiotics;
  • cinema semiotics;
  • cult studies (cult movies, music, novels) and popular culture.

Psychology:

  • neuropsychology;
  • music cognition;
  • neurogenetic disorders of music perception.

Political Science:

  • the composition of the contemporary ideological field.

Philosophy:

  • nationalism and cosmopolitanism in the era of globalization (political ideologies in the contemporary world).

Literature:

  • the culture of war in the 20th century;
  • the depiction of war in literature;
  • Women's literature (Simone de Beauvoir, Nancy Huston and Annie Ernaux);
  • the relationship between responsibility and literature in contemporary Québec and France;
  • cultural memory in Québec;
  • the boundary between nature and culture, as they play out especially in the relationship between Gothic and Romantic literature;
  • the revival of Victoria Welby's semiotic system;
  • essays on popular culture;
  • literary stylistics.

Alain Biage
Head
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
RMC Saint-Jean

 

Sitting in front: M. Zarza (economy), A. Caumartin (literature), L. Dilworth (literature).

Standing up: N. Norris (literature), A. Biage (literature, department head), L. O'Cain (administrative assistant), M. Provost (psychology), J. Krieber (political science), G. Denis (literature), M. Turgeon (philosophy), D. Parenteau (political science and philosophy), I. Parenteau (history and political science), C.-P. Courtois (history).

Publications

A. Articles published in refereed journals

Courtois, Charles-Philippe

"Le débat sur les sensibilités historiques au Québec : connaissance historique ou programme politique?", Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française, vol. 64, nº 1, Summer 2010, pages 71-82. [published in 2011].
 

Norris, Nanette

"Antisemitism on the Home Front in WWII", The Blue Knight Review /Revue du Cavalier Bleu [online], January, 2012. http://www.cmrsj-rmcsj.forces.gc.ca/cb-bk/art-art/2012/art-art-2012-2-eng.asp (Page consulted on 20 January 2012)
 

Parenteau, Danic

Translation from German to French: Danic Parenteau and M. Dumont, « Vittorio Hösle, "Être et subjectivité. Les implications métaphysiques de la crise écologique (Sein und Subjektivität. Zur Metaphysik der ökologischen Krise)", Laval théologique et philosophique, accepted for publication (forthcoming).
 

Parenteau, Ian

"Tableau d'ensemble de l'altermondialisme", Politique et sociétés, vol. 30, nº 2, 2011, pages 203–223.
 

B. Books

Courtois, Charles-Philippe et Danic Parenteau

Anthology: Danic Parenteau and C.-P. Courtois (dir.), Les 50 discours qui ont marqué le Québec, Montréal, CEC, 2011, 333 pages.
 

Norris, Nanette

Unionist Popular Culture and Rolls of Honour in the North of Ireland During the First World War: A Collection of Diverse Essays in Popular Culture. Ed. Nanette Norris. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2012.
 

Tremblay, Florent

Les Canadiens français ont-ils été des lâches = In Wartime, were French Canadians Cowards? Doc.Zones, Montreal, Sept. 2011, 432 pages.
 

C. Articles published in non-refereed journals

Courtois, Charles-Philippe

"Qu'est-ce que le trudeauisme?", Research Notes, Institut de recherche sur le Québec, October 2011, 10 pages.
 
"Les anglophones dans l'histoire du Québec" contribution to the special issue "Les anglophones du Québec: quelle place pour les anglophones dans le grand récit collectif des Québécois?", Enjeux de l'univers social, vol. 8, nº 2, Spring 2012, pages 24-28.
 

Norris, Nanette

"Pierre Laviolette, Royal Military College Saint-Jean", Veritas, Fall 2011, pages 12-14.
 
"How Free is Free", Review of The Free World by David Bezmozgis and Silver by Pablo Urbanyi, Canadian Literature. Forthcoming. Available online. http://canlit.ca/reviews/how_free_is_freey. (Page consulted on 17 June 2012).
 

Parenteau, Danic

"La place du Canada dans l'imaginaire politique québécois", Argumen, vol. 14, nº 2, Spring-Summer 2012, pages 5-12.
 
"Conservatisme et gauche politique. De la tradition au service des idéaux progressistes", Argumen, vol. 14, nº 1, Autumn 2011-Winter 2012, pages 27 to 35.
 

Tremblay, Florent

"Le Projet Mémoire", Servir, vol. 18, nº 12, 19 January 2012, p. 6, Adsum, 40th year, nº 14, 19 January 2012, p. 27.
 
"Projet Mémoire : la Bretagne et la guerre", Servir, vol. 18, nº 13, 1 February 2012, p. 8, Adsum, 40th year, nº 15, 1er février 2012, p. 14.
 
"Projet Mémoire : la guerre en Normandie – la libération", Servir, vol. 18, nº 14, 15 February 2012, p. 8, Adsum, 40th year, nº 16, 15 February 2012, p. 22.
 
"Projet Mémoire : sur les plages de Normandie – le débarquement", Servir, vol. 18, nº 15, 29 February 2012, p. 8, Adsum, 40th year, nº 17, 29 February 2012, p. 20.
 
"Projet Mémoire : en Normandie, après le débarquement", Servir, vol. 18, nº 16, 14 March 2012, p. 10, Adsum, 40th year, nº 19, 14 March 2012, p. 23.
 
"Projet Mémoire : Dieppe, le débarquement manqué", Servir, vol. 18, nº 17, 28 March 2012, p. 17, Adsum, 40th year, nº 20, 19 April 2012, p. 12.
 
"Projet Mémoire : la Campagne d'Italie – juillet 1943 en Sicile", Servir, vol. 18, nº 22, 13 June 2012, p. 10.
 
"Projet Mémoire : la Campagne d'Italie – l'hiver 1943-1944", Servir, vol. 19, nº 1, 28 June 2012, p. 12, Adsum, 41th year, nº 4, 11 July 2012, p. 16.
 
"Projet Mémoire : la Campagne d'Italie – fin de l'Op HUSKY, hiver 1944", Servir, vol. 19, nº 2, 11 July 2012, p. 16.
 

D. Conference proceedings

Dilworth, Luke

"From Slam to Sonnets: Teaching Language Through Poetry", 39th Annual SPEAQ Symposium, Bonaventure Hilton, Montreal, Quebec. 11 November 2011.
 

Tremblay, Florent

"Private Education in Quebec at the Secondary and College Levels", The Blue Knight Review /Revue du Cavalier Bleu, [online] 15 April 2012, http://www.cmrsj-rmcsj.forces.gc.ca/cb-bk/cr-rev/cr-rev-fra.asp (Page consulted on 15 April 2012). Review as RMC Saint-Jean representative at a workshop on private education in Quebec at the secondary and college levels: participation and discussions, 5-9 March 2012.
 

Oral and Poster Presentations

A. Communication

Caumartin, Anne

"Une mèche où sifflent des étincelles", Colloque La Famille dans la littérature canadienne contemporaine, Clermont-Ferrand, France, May 2012.
 
"Responsabilités du souvenir", Panel: Le cinéma national à la croisée des chemins, 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium: Crossings, Frictions, Fusions / Traversées, frictions, fusions, California State University, USA, March 2012.
 

Courtois, Charles-Philippe

Macdonald Roundtable of the Canadian Historical Association (CHA): "Le concept de Liberté au Canada à l'époque des Révolutions atlantiques (1776-1838)" authored by Michel Ducharme, recipient of the 2011 Sir-John-A. Macdonald Award of the CHA, CHA Annual Meeting, University of Waterloo, 30 May 2012 (panel of four members).
 
"Une Révolution plus tranquille, mais un rejet du passé national plus radical?", Colloque Fondation et rapport au passé au Québec et en France, organized by the Canada Research Chair in Globalization, Citizenship and Democracy (UQAM), Montreal, TELUQ, 15 March 2012.
 
"Honoré Mercier ou comment l'affaire Riel a modifié l'histoire du Québec et du Canada", Belles soirées de l'Université de Montréal, Longueuil campus, 10 November, and Laval campus of Université de Montréal, 11 November 2011.
 
"Qu'est-ce que le trudeauisme?", 4e colloque de l'Institut de recherche sur le Québec : Le rapatriement de la constitution 30 ans après, Holiday Inn, Montreal, 5 November 2011.
 

Girard, Annick

"Le Saint-Laurent à l'écran, une filiation symbolique", 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium: Crossings, Frictions, Fusions / Traversées, frictions, fusions, California State University, U.S.A., March 2012.
 
"Lip dub et musique populaire: travestissement du sonore et filiation esthétique", workshop: "Imagerie musicale populaire: processus symboliques et significations sociales", 9th International Conference of the International Association of Word and Image Studies (IAWI): The Imaginary, UQAM, August 2011.
 

Parenteau, Danic

"La contribution conservatrice au ‘nation building' canadien", Conference paper presented at the École d'été de l'Institut du Nouveau Monde (INM), Montreal, August 2012.
 
"La fin du Bloc Québécois mais pas de la question nationale", Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur la citoyenneté et les minorités (CIRCEM), University of Ottawa, November 2011.
 

B. Conferences

Tremblay, Florent

Conferences given as training to the young officers of the Royal 22e Régiment, La Citadelle de Québec, 3 November 2011.
 

Subventions

Humanities and Social Sciences Department's Research Funding
Project Title Funding Source Amount Term
CRILCQ - Regular Member FQRSC $51,600 ($8,600/year) 2012-2018
"Responsabilité et littérature. L'éthique des romans de filiation contemporains au Québec et en France" Standard Research Grant (SSHRC) $62,342 ($20,780/year) 2010-2013
La vie littéraire (Tome VII; 1934-1947, "Essais") FQRSC (Support to research teams) $403,000 ($134,333/year) 2009-2012
La vie littéraire (Tome VII; 1934-1947,"Essais") Standard Research Grant (SSHRC) $131,599 ($43,866/year) 2009-2012
Biographie de Lionel Groulx Fondation Lionel-Groulx $10,000 ($5,000/year) 2011-2013
Identity and War Veterans in Canada ARP $4,555 ($1,518/year) 3 years

Assignment

Caumartin, Anne

Referee for articles published in the journals Voix et Images and Temps zéro.
 
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Argument.
 
Doctorate thesis:
2008 -... Marie-Andrée Bergeron:
"Le romantisme révolutionnaire des essais de la revue La Vie en rose" (Université Laval, co-supervision with Chantal Savoie)
 
Doctorate thesis:
2010 –... Patrick Laquerre :
"Les lieux de mémoire dans Les Grands Soleils de Jacques Ferron" (UQAM, co-supervision with Lucie Robert)
 
Research assistantship nominations:
Doctorate level: Marie-Andrée Bergeron (Université Laval)
Undergraduate level: Jean-Simon Deveault (University of Ottawa)
 

Courtois, Charles-Philippe

Editing of a manuscript for Les éditions du Septentrion, Anthologie pédagogique de la République en Amérique française, forthcoming in autumn 2012.
 
Co-Chair of the "Cahiers des Amérique" series, Les éditions du Septentrion (Québec), June 2010 –
 
Manuscript assessment for the Presses de l'Université de Montréal, in Canadian History (Second World War, situation of Japanese Canadians). Winter semester 2011.
 
Supervision of postgraduate students: supervision of the master's thesis of Second Lieutenant Decourt, Saint-Cyr trainee at RMC Saint-Jean, on the Monongahéla Battle (1755) during the Seven Years War. Autumn 2011.
 

Norris, Nanette

Advisory Editor, College Literature.
 
Advisory Editor, Journal of Homo Sexuality.
 
Advisory Editor, Studies in the Novel.
 

Parenteau, Danic

Participation in the radio programme Plus on est de fous, plus on lit, on political speeches, Radio-Canada, broadcast on 30 August 2012.
 
12-hour course on military ethics for officers at the École militaire interarmes (ÉMIA) of Koulikoro (Mali).
 
Referee for an article submitted to the journal Politique et Société.
 

Parenteau, Ian

Defence Public Affairs Learning Centre Conference at the Basic Public Affairs Officer Course. Gatineau (QC), April 2012.
 

Tremblay, Florent

In Applied Linguistics, Dept. of Education, in the following:
 
Second language methodology training for non-legally-qualified Quebec teachers, McGill University, Montréal.
 
Consultant in Applied Linguistics, Kisubi Brothers University, Uganda, Africa.
 
Consultant Distant Learning in ESL, Kirambo Teachers'College, Rwanda, Africa.
 

Visits

Norris, Nanette

Journal of Military Experience Symposium, University of Eastern Kentucky, July 4-7, 2012. Workshop animator.
 

Parenteau, Danic

École Nationale d'Officiers (ÉNO), Toffo, Bénin (February 2012); Académie Royale Militaire (ARM) of Morocco (Mars 2012); and Académie militaire interarmées d'Arta (AMIA) in Djibouti (September 2012).
 

Appointments

Courtois, Charles-Philippe

Assistant Professor (UT2)
 

Continuing Studies Division

The Continuing Studies Division at Royal Military College Saint-Jean is affiliated to the Royal Military College of Canada. Its main mission is to deliver the courses of the Officer Professional Military Education Program of the Canadian Forces. In addition, a graduate course offered by the Canadian Forces College is delivered through the Continuing Studies Division.

This year, faculty members of the Division have conducted research in the field of history, philosophy and psychology. Several papers have been presented at conferences in Canada and abroad. In addition, it should be noted the publication of three articles and participation in a major research project on snipers within Canadian Forces by Professor Yves Simard. Finally, the important role played by Béatrice Richard, in the production of the documentary, Operation Jubilee. Dieppe August 19, 1942, presented on French television (FR3) in August 2012, should be noted.

Marc Imbeault
Coordinator
Division of Continuing Studies
RMC Saint-Jean

 

From left to right: M. Imbeault (coordinator, Division of Continuing Studies at RMC Saint-Jean), B. Richard (history), L. O'Cain (administrative assistant), Y. Simard (psychology).

Publications

A. Articles published in refereed journals

Richard, Béatrice

"70 ans après, le Raid de Dieppe revisité", Revue historique des armées, 266, 2012, pages 40-51.
 

B. Books chapters

Richard, Béatrice

"A Veteran's Challenge: From the Test of War to the American Dream", Nathalie Duclos (dir.), War Veterans in Postwar Situation: Chechnya, Serbia, Turkey, Peru, and Côte d'Ivoire, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2012, pages 117-136.
 
Béatrice Richard, dir. "Le cinéma des guerres mondiales au Québec", Bulletin d'histoire politique, Vol. 20 No 3, Spring 2012, pages 7-56.
 

C. Articles published in non refereed journals

Imbeault, Marc

"1812: Saint-Jean, Chateauguay et/and Lachine", Veritas, Summer 2012, pages 42-44.
 

Oral and Poster Presentations

Imbeault, Marc

"Éthique de l'antiterrorisme, Ennemi absolu et moralité du Djihad et de la contre–insurrection", Rencontre annuel des policiers militaires du Québec – Part I, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Area Support Unit.
 
"Éthique de l'antiterrorisme, Djihad, violence, torture et dignité de la personne", Rencontre annuel des policiers militaires du Québec – Part II, Valcartier Garrison.
 
"La formation des leaders en Afrique de l'Ouest", Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Conference, University of Nipissing (Ontario), Canmore, Alberta.
 
(Keynote speaker) "Vaincre avec Dignité : La défense du Canada et l'Énoncé d'éthique du ministère de la Défense nationale", La Milice à la défense des valeurs canadiennes : 200 ans d'histoire, Colloque du 35e Groupe-brigade du Canada, Valcartier Garrison.
 
"La nation québécoise et la démocratie", Nous?, Monument National (Montréal), broadcast live on Vox television.
 
"Bilan annuel de la recherche à l'AÉPUC/CAUCE", CAUCE 2012, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
 

Richard, Béatrice

"Du Québec au Chemin des dames: le parcours du légionnaire Paul Caron", Sur les chemins de la Grande guerre, Colloque de Guise (France), 22-23 March 2012.
 
"Les Guerres futures vues du Canada, 1899-1914", Guerres futures, guerres imaginées : vers une histoire culturelle de l'avant 1914 / Future Wars, Imagined Wars: Towards a Cultural History of the Pre-1914 Period, Centre international de recherche, Historial de la Grande Guerre (Péronne) / Institut Historique Allemand (Paris), 9-10 November 2011.
 

Research Funding

Continuing Studies Division's Research Funding
Recipient Project Title Funding Source Amount Term
Imbeault, Marc Éthique du contre-terrorisme PRU $4,950 ($1,650/year) 3 years
Imbeault, Marc (Main Researcher) Les nouveaux paramètres de la sécurité maritime au Canada PRU $1,940 2011-2012
Imbeault, Marc (Individual Funding) Les défis éthiques et politiques de l'engagement militaire du Canada PRU $1,640 2011-201
Imbeault, Marc (Individual Funding) La formation des leaders en Afrique de l'Ouest RMCC $1,000 2011-2012
Last, Davis (Marc Imbeault, contributor) Red Teaming Use-Case: Building a Strategic Foresight Capability in the Canadian Forces DRDC $50,000 ($16,666/year) 3 years
Moore, James (Marc Imbeault, contributor) Armed Non-state Actors: Understandings Strategic Roles and Operational Dynamics DRDC $170,000 ($56,666/year) 3 years

Assignment

Imbeault, Marc

Editor in Chief of the Blue Kight Review / Revue du Cavalier Bleu, Royal Military College Saint-Jean. http://www.cmrsj-rmcsj.forces.gc.ca/cb-bk/cb-bk-eng.asp
 
Chair of the Research and Information Committee of the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education.
 
Member of the Editorial Board of the Revue internationale de pédagogie de l'enseignement supérieure.
 
Researcher affiliated to the Centre d'études sur la sécurité, les forces armées et la société, Royal Military College of Canada.
 
Work Relations Advisor at RMC Saint-Jean.
 
Member of the Official Languages Committee at RMC Saint-Jean.
 

Richard, Béatrice

Commissioner at the Canadian Commission of Military History (CCMH), 2012-2016.
 
Advisory historian and interviews for the documentary film directed by Jérôme Prieur: Opération Jubilée. Dieppe 19 août 1942 (52'). Mélisande Films, Paris (France). Documentary film on the Dieppe raid, broadcast on French television (FR3) on 20 August 2012.
 
Interview with Robert Comeau, "Nouveaux regards sur notre histoire", radio programme of the Société historique de Montréal broadcast on Radio Ville-Marie on 12 November 2011.
 

Simard, Yves

Collaboration to the research project on snipers directed by Pr Peter Bradley at Royal Military College of Canada.
 
Collaboration to the research project on ethics directed by Pr Peter Bradley at Royal Military College of Canada.
 

Visits

Imbeault, Marc

École nationale des officiers d'active, Thiès, Senegal.
 
Université de Dakar, Senegal.
 

Language Center

The Language Centre at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean offers twenty academic courses in English and French Second Language. These post secondary courses are accredited by the Ministry of Education of Quebec, and they are compulsory; students must pass their language courses in order to receive a college diploma. On arrival, students are streamed in accordance with their proficiency levels in the second language, and they are subsequently placed in one of four levels of instruction ranging from beginning to advanced. The goals of all language courses are to help to prepare students for university studies in a wide range of disciplines and to develop students' abilities to communicate effectively as future officers in the Canadian Forces.

All college students in Quebec must take a minimum of two credited language courses: one general course aimed at developing communicative competencies in four global linguistic skills, and one specific purpose course aimed at developing language knowledge, skills, and abilities in specific academic disciplines. The Centre also offers four non-credit courses to officer cadets who must continue to upgrade their second language proficiency levels in order to meet National Defense standards.

In addition to teaching, faculty members in the Language Centre develop new material, organize bilingual and cultural programs, manage projects, and conduct research in the following areas:

  • teaching language and culture;
  • the relationship between sociolinguistic competence and cultural intelligence;
  • teaching language through poetry;
  • integrating information and communication technologies and multimedia into the classroom;
  • bilingual education;
  • language acquisition; and
  • mentoring.

Dorothy Zalcman Howard
Head
Language Center
RMC Saint-Jean

Oral and Poster Presentations

Zalcman Howard, Dorothy, Andrea Legros, Luke Dilworth, Maia Williamson

"From Sonnets to Slam: Teaching Language Through Poetry", SPEAQ Annual Conference, Montreal, 12 November 2011.
 

Honours and Awards

Zalcman Howard, Dorothy

Biography, Canadian Who's Who, 2011-2012.
 
Member, The Honour Society of Beta Gamma Sigma, 2011-2012.
 

Other

Zalcman Howard, Dorothy

Assistant Editor, Revue du Cavalier Bleu / The Blue Knight Review.
 

Gala Leadership 60

Crest of Gala Leadership 60
 

Le 20 novembre dernier, le Gala Leadership 60 a eu lieu au Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean (RMC Saint-Jean) afin de souligner le 60e anniversaire de fondation du Collège. Cet événement haut en couleur a permis de célébrer le patrimoine de cette institution, son histoire, ses pères fondateurs et ses diplômés.

Présidé par Geoffrey Molson, président-directeur général des Canadiens de Montréal, le Gala Leadership 60 a accueilli plusieurs dignitaires, notamment l'honorable Peter MacKay, ministre de la Défense nationale, le général Tom Lawson, le nouveau chef d'état-major de la Défense, et le lieutenant-général (retraité), l'honorable Roméo Dallaire, sénateur. Le gala a été organisé par la Fondation des Anciens du RMC Saint-Jean et la Fondation du Club des RMC du Canada, deux organismes philanthropiques qui appuient généreusement le Collège.

« Cette soirée demeurera dans les annales du Collège comme l'une des plus mémorables, a expliqué le Colonel Guy Maillet, commandant du RMC Saint-Jean. »

Le Marec, Capitaine Éric

« Un 60e anniversaire célébré avec panache », Servir, vol. 19, nº 11, 12 décembre 2012, p. 3.
 
 

From left to right:

 

From left to right: Lieutenant-General (retd) Michel Maisonneuve, Geoffrey Molson

 

From left to right: Colonel Guy Maillet, Honorable Peter Mckay

 

On the occasion the 60th foundation anniversary of RMC Saint-Jean, College staff and officer cadets formed a giant "60" on the Parade Square.

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