The Commandant's Report 2012-2013

Annual review of faculty research activities and funding.

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Message from the Commandant

Colonel Jennie Carignan Commandant RMC Saint-Jean

I am proud to present this comprehensive report on the research activities and funding of the RMC Saint-Jean Faculty. This report underscores the scope and breadth of research that is conducted at the College and it is a clear testament to the fact that academics at RMC Saint-Jean is thriving.

Research is at the very heart of our institution and stimulates professor development in their area of expertise. Through their exceptional work, our professors have demonstrated that they are amongst the best in the academic world, and this has a direct impact on the quality of education offered to officer cadets attending this fine institution.

Academics is one of the components of the RMC Saint-Jean curriculum, together with Leadership, Sports and Bilingualism. The strength of the RMC Saint-Jean curriculum resides in the fact that it offers well-balanced training and education to the future leadership of the Canadian Armed Forces. We pride ourselves in developing well-rounded officer cadets who are endowed with a solid foundation of critical thinking skills, academic rigour and acumen required to face the complex and unforeseen situations they will face over the span of their career.

"The nation that will insist on drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards"

Sir William Francis Butler

Message fron the Academic Director

Lieutenant-General (Ret'd) Michel Maisonneuve Academic Director RMC Saint-Jean

This Report of the Commandant on the research activities and funding of the RMC 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. The grants received are also a testimony of the utility of this research.

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

Research and Appointments Committee


  • Chair of the Research Committee
  • Assistant Professor at RMC
  • Associate Professor, Department of Kinanthropology, UQAM
  • Member of the RMC Saint-Jean External Relations Bureau
  • Point of contact between RMC and RMC Saint-Jean
  • Member of Dakar Médical


  • Associate member, CRILCQ (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises)
  • Assistant Professor at RMC Saint-Jean and RMC
  • Visiting Professor at Université Laval's Department of Literatures
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Argument


  • Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario
  • Adjunct Professor, Mathematics Department, Moncton University, New-Brunswick
  • Member of the Academic Research Program (ARP) fund allocation committee of the Royal Military College of Canada, 2005-2009
  • Member of the Research Ethics Board (REB) for the Royal Military College of Canada (2003-2004)
  • Member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Member of the American Mathematical Society


  • Assistant Professor, RMC Saint-Jean and RMC
  • Member of the Northeast Modern Language Association
  • Member of the Popular Culture Association
  • Editorial Reader for College Literature, West Chester University
  • Member of WWI Studies Association
  • Advisory Editor, College Literature
  • Advisory Editor, Studies in the Novel
  • Member of the Modern Language Association
  • Executive Board Member, Canadian Society for Jewish Studies
  • Executive Board Member, D. H. Lawrence Society of North America

2012-2013 Year In Review

Research Grants Obtained Alone or in Teams
Articles published in refereed journals
Books and book chapters
Articles published in non-refereed journals
Conference proceedings
Oral and Poster Presentations
Honours and Awards
Students and teachers in science lab

Science Department

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 the officer cadets and to instill them with the knowledge and skills required to succeed in university Science & Engineering programs.

This year, we had the profound regret to lose our Director, Mrs. Monique Laberge, as she died in the Spring of 2013. We will always remember her as a passionate chemist, a real professional and a hard-working researcher. Her work was impressive and recognized all over the world. She was a strong asset for the College and will remain forever in our memories.

Departmental faculty actively develops state of the art educational materials and innovative teaching methods. They also organize various educational activities allowing officer cadets to acquire knowledge and broaden their scientific horizons. These activities include conferences, outings, science clubs, as well as integration of knowledge projects under the individual supervision of faculty members.

Our faculty members are also very active in the scientific/academic community, enhancing the reputation of the College. Professor Denis Lavigne is a long-time member of the Executive Board of the Association mathématique du Québec (AMQ) and acts as Vice President for a third consecutive year. He also supervised the annual AMQ congress held in October and supervises the provincial AMQ mathematics contest at the high school and college levels.

The effort of our research professors is focused on the following fields: In Biological Sciences (1 peer-reviewed publication in 2012), research is centered on muscle regeneration, gene therapy, inflammation, muscle physiology and pharma-cology. In Mathematics (1 peer-reviewed publication in 2013), the focus of research is on the mathematical modeling of energy-economy-environment technology systems.

Denis Lavigne
Science Department
RMC Saint-Jean


A. Articles published in refereed journals

Picard M, Jung B, Liang F, Azuelos I, Hussain S, Goldberg P, Godin R, Danialou G, Chaturvedi R, Rygiel K, Matecki S, Jaber S, Des Rosiers C, Karpati G, Ferri L, Burelle Y, Turnbull DM, Taivassalo T, Petrof BJ Mitochondrial dysfunction and lipid accumulation in the human diaphragm during mechanical ventilation. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2012, Vol. 186 (11), pages 2277-2287.

Chiodi, A., Gargiulo, M., Fionn, R., Deane, J. P., Lavigne, D., Rout, U. K., O'Gallachoir, B., "Modelling the impacts of challenging 2050 European climate mitigation targets on Ireland's energy System", Energy Policy, Volume 53, 169-189, February 2013.

B. Conference proceedings

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.

Danialou G. American Thoracic Society, May 2013, Philadelphia, USA.

Oral and Poster Presentations

Giguère, A., Kövesi, I., Laberge, M., "Modelling Mammalian Peroxidases," 57th Annual Conference of the Biophysical society; 2013 February 2-6; Philadelphia, PA., USA.

Kövesi, I., Giguère, A., Laberge, M., "Role of Conformational Dynamics in Mammalian Peroxidase Function," 57th Annual Conference of the Biophysical Society; 2013 February 2-6; Philadelphia, PA., USA.

Kanala, R.; Fragnière, E.; Moresino, F.; Smeureanu, I.; Lavigne, D.; Turin, N.; Waaub, J.-P. "First modeling insights on Social TIMES Romania country model," 32nd International Energy Workshop (IEW), Paris, June 2013.



Co-supervision of M. David Andrich's doctorate thesis with Professor Alain Comtois (Department of Kinanthropology, UQAM). Research topic: Effects of ghrelin on the contractile performance of the skeletal muscle.
Co-supervision of F. Chabot's master's level work with Dr. David Saint-Pierre (Department of Kinanthropology, UQAM). Research Topic: Effects of diet on the contractile performance of fast and slow muscles of the leg.
Co-supervision of Mrs. M. Vijovic's master's level work with Dr. S.N. Hussain (Faculty of Medecine, McGill University). Research Topic: Role of autophagy in skeletal muscle during septicemia.
Member of the PG4 projects assessment committee at the Canadian Defense Academy (CDA).
Member of the selection committee of the RMC Saint-Jean Dean of Studies and Research.
Member of the selection committee of the Head of the RMC Saint-Jean Science Department.

Lavigne, Denis

Vice President of the Association mathématique du Québec (AMQ).
Responsible for AMQ's high school contest.
Supervision of AMQ's college-level contest.
Supervision of the AMQ Annual Symposium held in October 2012 at Cégep Ste-Foy.


Lavigne, Denis

Department Head of the Science Department at RMC Saint-Jean.



Visiting professor at the Department of Kinanthropology, UQAM.

Students in front of pyramide du Louvre, Paris

Humanities and Social Sciences Department

The Humanities and Social Sciences Department 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 D.E.C. and the satisfaction of the prerequisites for their transition to Royal Military College of Canada, but also towards the objective of developing future officers who possess an excellent general culture. Emphasis is equally placed on 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:


  • Quebec intellectuals of the 20th Century;
  • the Conquest of Canada;
  • the culture of the Lower Canada Patriots;
  • national history;
  • history teaching;
  • commemoration policies;
  • political and cultural war studies.


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


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

Political Science:

  • the composition of the contemporary ideological field.


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


  • 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 Quebec and France;
  • cultural memory in Quebec;
  • 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;

Béatrice Richard
Humanities and Social Sciences Department
RMC Saint-Jean

Ocdts in front of l'Arc de triompe de l'Étoile


A. Articles published in refereed journals

Courtois, Charles-Philippe

"L'importance oubliée du patriotisme des Patriotes", special issue "MacDonald Roundtable", Canadian Historical Review, Vol. 94, nº 1, March 2013, p. 87-92.

Richard, Béatrice

"Dieppe. La fabrication d'un mythe" / "Dieppe. The making of a Myth", Canadian Military History, Vol. 21, nº 4, Autumn 2012, p. 33-46.

B. Books and book chapters


Courtois, Charles-Philippe

With Denis Monière and Robert Comeau, Histoire intellectuelle de l'indépendantisme québécois, t. II: 1968-2010, Montreal, VLB, 2012, 370 p. (Author of the introduction to the 3rd part, 1995-2010, "Le souverainisme, du blocage au déclin ?", p. 227-234 and a chapter, "Camille Laurin (1972)", p. 86-101.)
With Julie Guyot, La culture des Patriotes, Quebec, Septentrion, 2012, 228 p. (Author of the presentation "La culture des Patriotes: un objet encore méconnu ?", p. 11-24 and a chapter: "Nation et république chez les Patriotes", p. 85-118.)

Norris, Nanette

Words for a Small Planet: Ecocritical Views. Ed. Nanette Norris. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.

Book chapters

Caumartin, Anne

"L'actualité du souvenir. Modes de projection chez Kim Thúy", in PRZYCHODZEN, J. (dir.), Écritures québécoises, inspirations orientales. Dialogues réinventés ?, Quebec, PUL, 2013, p. 75-86.
"La mémoire par clichés dans L'énigme du retour de Dany Laferrière", in LINDBERG, Svante (dir.), Le roman migrant au Québec et en Scandinavie. Performativité, conflits signifiants et créolisation/ The Migrant Novel in Quebec and Scandinavia. Performativity, Meaningful Conflicts and Creolization, Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang Verlag, 2013, p. 53-62.
"'Une mèche où sifflent des étincelles'. Représentations de la suite dans Atavismes de Raymond Bock", in MALINOVSKÁ, Zuzana, S. COYAULT and Francis LANGEVIN (dir.) Histoires de familles et de territoires, Presov, Filozoficka fakulta Presovkej univerzity v Presove Lisy, 2012, p. 100-111.
"René Lévesque, essayiste" in STEFANESCU, A. and É. BÉDARD (dir.), René Lévesque. L'homme de la parole et de l'écrit, Montreal, VLB éditeur, 2012, p. 21 30.
"Rina Lasnier", "Madeleine Monette", "Aude", "Denise Bombardier", in DIDIER, Béatrice, Antoinette Fouque and Mireille Calle-Gruber (dir.), Dictionnaire des femmes créatrices dans le monde, Paris, Éditions Belin, 2013. (In press).
"Élisabeth Vonarburg", in DIDIER, Béatrice, Antoinette Fouque and Mireille Calle-Gruber (dir.), Dictionnaire des femmes créatrices dans le monde, Paris, Éditions Belin, 2013. On line publication.

Richard, Béatrice

"A Veteran's Challenge: From the Test of War to the American Dream", War Veterans in Postwar Situation, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2012.

Norris, Nanette

With Andrew Belyea. "Introduction: Ecocritical Spring and Evolutionary Discourse." Words for a Small Planet: Ecocritical Essays. Ed. Nanette Norris. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.
"The Legacy of the American War in Vietman: Tim O'Brien's 'Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong.'" Words for a Small Planet: Ecocritical Views. Ed. Nanette Norris. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.
"The Road to Paris in Tim O'Brien's Going After Cacciato." Paris in American Literature: On Distance as Literary Resource. Ed. Jeffrey Herlihy and Vamsi Koneru. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh-Dickinson University Press, 2013.
"War and the Liminal Space: Situating The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in the 20th Century Narrative of Trauma and Survival." C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia (New Casebooks). Ed. Lance E. Weldy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Parenteau, Ian and Parenteau Danic

"La société en mouvance: le clivage gauche-droite, la question nationale et la mondialisation", in Robert Bernier, Les défis québécois, PUQ, Quebec, 2013.

C. Articles published in non-refereed journals

Courtois, Charles-Philippe

"L'histoire politique nationale, un champ d'étude qui doit reprendre sa place", L'Action nationale (Montréal), Vol. CII nº 10, December 2012, p. 66-90.
"Quebec: Three Conquests. 1759, 1840 and 1982 explained", The Dorchester Review Ottaw, Vol. 2 nº 2, Autumn/Winter, 2012, p. 48-53.

Imbeault, Marc

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

Tremblay, Florent

"Opération HUSKY en Sicile, 70e anniversaire", Servir, Montreal and Ouest of Quebec province, Vol. 19, page 13, July 10th 2012.
"La Campagne d'Italie, 70e anniversaire", Servir, Montreal and Ouest of Quebec province, Vol. 19, p. 12, June 28th 2012.
"Dieppe, le débarquement manqué, 70e anniversaire", Servir, Montreal and Ouest of Quebec province, Vol. 19, p. 8, November 7th 2012.
"Opération HUSKY en Sicile,70e anniversaire", Adsum, Québec and Est of Quebec province, vol. 2012, p. 11, July 13th.
"La Campagne d'Italie, 70e anniversaire", Adsum, Québec and Est of Quebec, Vol. 2012, p. 12, March 28th.
"Dieppe, le débarquement manqué, 70e anniversaire", Adsum, Québec and Est of Quebec province, Vol. 2012, p. 8, November 7th.
"Je me souviens encore des beaux jours d'autrefois", Le Trait d'UNION, bulletin de liaison de l'enseignement privé du Québec, September 2012, p. 2 and 3.
Rencontres intergénérationnelles, Le Trait d'UNION, bulletin de liaison de l'enseignement privé du Québec, February 2013, p.7 and 8.
Merci à Jacques Gauthier, poète et animateur, Le Trait d'UNION, bulletin de liaison de l'enseignement privé du Québec, April 2013, p. 8.
Rencontres intergénérationnelles, Terres d'Espérance, Revue des Charités St-Vincent-de-Paul, February 2013, p. 8.

Oral and Poster Presentations

A. Conference Papers

Caumartin, Anne

With Karine Cellard, "L'essai canadien-français: vers de nouvelles frontières?" Colloque: Les années 1940: rupture culturelle et nouvelle ère médiatique, ACFAS, Université Laval, May 2013.
"Atavismes historiques. Petite analyse des tourments de Raymond Bock" Symposium: Ineffacer: l'oeuvre et ses fins en littérature française contemporaine, Dublin, December 2012.
"Un pour tous et sauve qui peut. Le sort de la mémoire collective dans La Sacrée (2011)" ACQS – Eighteenth Biennial Conference, Sarasota (FL), USA, November 2012.
"Une mèche où sifflent des étincelles", Symposium: La famille dans la littérature canadienne contemporaine, Clermont Ferrand, France, May 2012.
"Responsabilités du souvenir", Panel: Le cinéma national à la croisée des chemins, Symposium: Crossings, Frictions, Fusions, Long Beach (CA), USA, March 2012.

Courtois, Charles-Philippe

"La diversité ethno-culturelle dans la perspective de l'intérêt national", Chaire de recherche en immigration, ethnicité et citoyenneté (CRIEC), Université du Québec à Montréal, 16 May 2013.
250th anniversary of the Peace of Paris (1763-2013) Symposium, Boston & Providence :
Participation to the panel "'Nos amis les ennemis': Intercolonial Relationships before and after the War"; Faneuil Hall, Boston (Mass.), 6 June 2013.
Participation to the panel "Summation: Looking back, looking forward: the past, present and future of North America's Political Geography". John Carter Brown Library, Providence (R.I.), 7 June 2013.
"La culture des Patriotes", Café historique, Québec, Bibliothèque Saint-Jean-Baptiste, 7 March 2013.
"250 ans du Traité de Paris: conférence-débat", Montreal, Musée Pointe-à-Caillière, 9 February 2013.
"Retisser les liens entre le Québec et l'Amérique française, 45 ans après les États généraux, est-ce possible ?", Colloque Les États généraux du Canada français 45 ans plus tard, Université du Québec à Montréal, 12 October 2012.

Dilworth, Luke

"Writing Dreams." Journal of Military Experience Symposium, University of Eastern Kentucky, July 5, 2012. Workshop facilitator.
"Writing Taboos." Journal of Military Experience Symposium, University of Eastern Kentucky, July 6, 2012. Workshop facilitator.
"Starship Troopers and Gender." University of Eastern Kentucky. Women & Gender Studies / Veteran Studies Program. Masculinities and War. July 2012. Guest lecturer.

Imbeault, Marc

"Bilan de la recherche de l'Association pour l'éducation permanente dans les universités du Canada 2012-2013", prononcé lors du Congrès annuel de l'Association (2013), Université McGill, Montreal (Quebec).
"How to Get Money for Research, Do the Research, and Publish the Results", with Lorraine Carter (Nipissing University) and Walter Archer (University of Alberta), Congrès annuel de l'Association pour l'éducation permanente dans les universités du Canada (2013), Université McGill, Montreal (Quebec).
Female suicide bombings: A human challenge for counter-terrorism", Female Suicide Bombings Workshop, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
"L'éthique professionnelle militaire au Canada", Grand commandement des armées sénégalaises, Camp Dial Diop, Dakar, Senegal.
"Géopolitique du Canada et du Sénégal: Loin des yeux, près du coeur", École nationale des officiers d'active, Thiès, Senegal.
"Guerre en Afghanistan et risque nucléaire en Iran", Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Unité d'enseignement et de recherche en sciences de la santé.
"Géopolitique du Moyen-Orient: dynamique des conflits et perspectives d'avenir", Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Unité d'enseignement et de recherche en sciences de la santé.
"Géopolitique de l'Inde: rêves éclatés ou puissance du futur", Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Unité d'enseignement et de recherche en sciences de la santé.
"Le sort des populations civiles dans la nouvelle guerre juste". Une perspective canadienne. Symposium: Guerre juste, devoir de protéger et intervention armée. Collège universitaire dominicain, Ottawa, Ontario.
"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.

Norris, Nanette

"Diasporic Identity Construction: The Life Writing of a WWII German Veteran in Canada". War and Memory: artistic and cultural representations of individual, collective and national memories in twentieth-century Europe at war. Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, September 7-9, 2012.
"Masks We Wear: A Canadian Female Officer on Skype in Afghanistan." Midwest Modern Language Association, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 8-11, 2012.
"Irène Némirovsky's Suite Française: War and Emergent Modernism". Remapping Modernist Paris. American Comparative Literature Association, Toronto, April 4-7, 2013.

Parenteau, Danic

Conference paper presented as part of the École d'été de l'Institut du Nouveau Monde entitled "La contribution du Parti conservateur au "Nation Building" canadien"; August 2012.
Participation to the radio program Plus on est de fous, plus on lit, broadcast on Radio-Canada, on the theme of political discourses; August 2012.
Conference paper presented at the annual symposium of the Institut de recherche sur le Québec entitled "mondialisation, le néolibéralisme et la question nationale québécoise"; November 2012.
Conference paper presented at the biannual symposium of the American Council for Quebec Studies entitled "Un pays sans bons sens! Réflexions contemporaines sur le devenir du "pays" autour du documentaire de Pierre Perrault"; November 2012.
Conference paper presented at the Société Gatineau-Monde entitled "Le Québec et le monde à travers nos grands discours"; February 2013.
Participation to the radio program Le monde selon Mathieu, broadcast on Radio-Canada (Ottawa/Gatineau); February 2013.
Conference paper presented to the 2 R22R officer corps entitled "Le choc des super-puissances: États-Unis/Chine"; March 2013.
Participation to the radio program Plus on est de fous, plus on lit, broadcast on Radio-Canada (Martin Luther King's speech, "I have a Dream"); April 2013.
Participation to the radio program Plus on est de fous, plus on lit, broadcast on Radio-Canada (Nelson Mandela's speech, "I am the first accused"; April 2013.
"Gauche-droite au Québec aujourd'hui", conference paper presented to the Boards of the Fédération des travailleurs du Québec, April 2013.
Participation to the radio program Plus on est de fous, plus on lit, broadcast on Radio-Canada (René-Lévesque's speech, "Si je vous ai bien compris, vous êtes en train de me dire à la prochaine fois !"; May 2013.
"Nationalisme québécois et multiculturalisme canadien". Symposium: Les nationalismes québécois face à la diversité ethnoculturelle, May 2013.

Richard, Béatrice

"1er avril 1918. Émeute à Québec contre la conscription: résistance politique ou culturelle ?", 7e conférence de la série Dix journées qui ont fait le Québec, Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec, 31 January 2013.
"Le Québec face aux guerres: décrypter une culture de résistance", colloque (sur invitation), Québec et la guerre: la société québécoise, les institutions militaires et la guerre, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur les relations internationales du Canada et du Québec (CIRRICQ), 7 December 2012.

Tremblay, Florent

Indoctrination course to R22R, on 3 November 2012 at the Citadelle de Québec
Foundation of the Regiment: 22 Battalion (French Canadian)
Participation of the 22 Battalion to First World War, 1914-1918
R22R and Second World War, 1939-1945
The Korean War, 1950-1953
UN and NATO Missions, from 1956 to 2012

B. Symposiums

Caumartin, Anne

Symposium of literature students of Royal Military College Saint-Jean and Royal Military College of Canada (in coll. with Soundouss El Kettani). February 2013
Co-organizer of the panel Se souvenir de l'image: héritages du cinéma québécois (in coll. with F.-E. Boucher and S. Inkel) ACQS, Sarasota (FL), USA. November 2012.

Honours and Awards

Imbeault, Marc

Commemorative plaque offered by General Mamadou Sow, Chief of the Defense Staff of the Senegalese armies, as a token of gratitude for services rendered to the Senegalese Officer Corps.


Caumartin, Anne

Associate Professor in the Department of Literatures at Université Laval (3 years renewal).
Associate Professor in the Department of French Studies, RMC.

Imbeault, Marc

Associate Professor at the l'Unité d'enseignement et de recherche en science de la santé de l'Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

Norris, Nanette

Affiliate, Digital Memories Concordia University. Project, The Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling.

Richard, Béatrice

Associate Professor in the Department of History at Université Laval.
Associate Professor in the Department of History at Royal Military College of Canada.
Member of the Canadian Historical Association.

Tremblay, Florent (BA, BEd, MA, PhD, CD)

Researcher in residence, RMC Saint-Jean, 2005 – present day
Affiliate, Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto
Affiliate, Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes, CNRS-Paris

Research Funding

Humanities and Social Sciences Department's Research Funding
Project Title Source Amount Term
Regular member CRILCQ 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 (VolVII; 1934-1947,Essays) FQRSC (Support to research groups) $403,000 ($134,333/year) 2009-2012
La vie littéraire (Vol VII; 1934-1947, Essays) Standard Research Grant (SSHRC) $131,599 ($43,866/year) 2009-2012
Biographie de Lionel Groulx Fondation Lionel-Groulx $10,000 2011-2013
Identity and War Veterans in Canada ARP $4,555 Funding cut to 25% 2011-2014


Caumartin, Anne

Literary encounter with Yvon Rivard around his novel Le milieu du jour.
Literary encounter with Prof. Sarah Rocheville (Université de Sherbrooke): "Pourquoi une revue?"; Founding Member of the Cahiers littéraires Contre-Jour.
Member of the Projects Assessment Committee PRU (RMC).
Chair of the jury for the Alfred-DesRochers Literary Prize (Salon du livre de Sherbrooke, 2013).
Member of the jury for the Gabrielle-Roy Literary Prize for 2013 (Francophone section) of the ALCQ. The Gabrielle-Roy Literary Prizes recognize literary criticism works on Canadian or Quebec Literature published in French or English, in Canada or Abroad,
Member of the thesis jury (doctorate) of Mrs. Florence Tilch; Département des Littératures (Histoire), Université Laval, Thesis: "Récits de déserteurs et de volontaires: enquête sur la configuration narrative de deux figures de l'imaginaire franco-québécois", Thesis defense: January 2013.
Co-supervision of a doctorate thesis with Chantal Savoie, Département des Littératures, Université Laval, Marie-Andrée Bergeron: "Nous avons voulu parler de nous". Le discours éditorial de Québécoises deboutte !, Les têtes de pioche et La Vie en rose. Thesis defense: June 2013.
Encounter (round table) with masters' level students of Prof. Timo Obergøker (U. Cologne) at the CRILCQ: "Questions à la littérature québécoise contemporaine".
Assessment of articles for the journals Voix et images and Temps zéro.
Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Argumen.

Session Chair:

XVIth Biennal Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland, UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies (Dublin), May 2012.
Panel: Le cinéma national à la croisée des chemins, Symposium: Crossings, Frictions, Fusions Long Beach (CA), USA, March 2012.

Courtois, Charles-Philippe

Director of the "Cahiers des Amériques" series, éditions du Septentrion, Quebec. Editing of De la république en Amérique française. Anthologie pédagogique des discours républicains au Québec, 1703-1967, de Marc Chevrier and al., published in Spring 2013, 538 p.
Assessment of a masters' thesis in the field of Quebec History (Denis-Benjamin Viger et l'Union des deux Canadas). Summer 2013.

Imbeault, Marc

Chair of the Comité de l'information et de la recherche of the Association pour l'éducation permanente dans les universités canadiennes. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Member of the Reading Committee of Revue internationale de pédagogie universitaire.
Member of the Reading Committee of Armed Forces & Society.
Chair of the Selection Committee and presentation of the Prix de l'Association pour l'éducation permanente dans les universités canadiennes, awarded to the author of the best graduate research thesis in Continuing Education across Canada. Annual Conference (2013), McGill University, Montreal (Quebec).
Member of the Selection Committee of the Dean of Continuing Education at the Royal Military College of Canada.
Member of the Groupe de recherche sur le développement professionnel dans les Forces armées canadiennes of the Canadian Defense Academy.

Interviews (media)

Interview, "Canada joins the War on Drugs", Straight Good News, Toronto, November 2012.
Interview "Profil intellectuel", Le Canada Français, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, January 2013.
Interview "Les forces armées africaines", Le Quotidien, Dakar, February 2013.

Parenteau, Danic

Member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal Argument. December 2008.
Member of the selection committee of the Dean of Studies and Research, Royal Military College Saint-Jean.

Richard, Béatrice

Tutoring Slt. Gauthier Berthelin: Viabilité et pertinence du système de santé mentale canadien dans le traitement du stress opérationnel (International Internship, Royal Military College Saint-Jean, École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr Coëtquidan, January 2013);
Co-supervision of a doctorate thesis with Jocelyn Létourneau, Department of History, Université Laval, Quebec. Florence Tilch, "Récits de déserteurs et de volontaires: enquête sur la configuration narrative de deux figures de l'imaginaire franco-québécois", Thesis defense: 18 January at Université Laval, Highest honour and special commendation from the Jury.


Imbeault, Marc

RMC Saint-Jean Representative at the Annual Conference of the Réseau des cégeps et des collèges francophones du Canada, Collège Ahuntsic, Montreal (Quebec).
Mission in West Africa: Senegal. Camp Dial Diop (Dakar) and École nationale des officiers d'active (Thiès). Directorate - Military Training & Cooperation (DMTC). Department of National Defense.
Royal Military College Saint-Jean Representative at the Royal Military College of Canada Convocation and Officer Commissioning Ceremony (2013).

Parenteau, Danic

Visit to Benin (École militaire interarmes (ÉMIA with two RMC Saint-Jean officer cadets, February 2013.
Responsible for organizing, planning and leading a mission to Djibouti sponsored by the Directorate - Military Training & Cooperation (Académie militaire interarmées d'Arta (AMIA)) with Colonel Guy Maillet, September 2012.


Courtois, Charles-Philippe

"La Conquête dans l'oeil du conquérant: Philip Buckner and John Reid (dir.): Remembering 1759 and Revisiting 1759, note critique", L'Action nationale, Vol. CIII, nº 5, May 2013, p. 104-115;
Laurent Veyssière and Bertrand Fonck (dir.), "La guerre de Sept Ans en Nouvelle-France, compte-rendu", Les Cahiers de lecture, vol. 7, nº 3, Summer 2013, p. 33-34.

Parenteau, Ian

Review of Dominic Boisvert, "Rompre! Le cri des "indignés", Montreal, Écosociété, collection "Résilience", 2012, 107 pages, in Les Cahiers de lecture de L'Action nationale, Vol. 7, nª 3, Summer 2013, p. 12.

Language Department

The Language Department 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 Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, 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 beginner to advanced. The goals of all language courses are to help 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 Armed Forces.

All college students in Quebec must take a minimum of two credited language courses: one general course aimed at developing commu-nicative competencies in four global linguistic skills, and one specific purpose course aimed at developing language knowledge, skills, and abilities in specific academic disciplines. The Language Department 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, Language Department faculty members develop new material, structure bilingual and cultural programs, organize cultural activities and events to promote bilingualism, act mentors to the students, manage projects, and conduct research, namely in the following areas:

  • language and culture teaching;
  • language and literature teaching;
  • the relationship between sociolinguistic competence and cultural intelligence;
  • teaching language through poetry;
  • integrating information and communication technologies (ICT) into the classroom;
  • education in a bilingual environment;
  • bilingualism and multilingualism; and
  • testing.

Sophie Normandin
Language Department
RMC Saint-Jean

Ocdts in front of the RMC Saint-Jean's obelisk
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