OÙ: Pavillon Dextraze du Campus du Fort Saint-Jean
QUAND: Jeudi le 20 décembre 2007 de 11h00 à 14h00
Coût: Membre $10.00, Non-membres $15.00. Payable sur place à André Durand
Tenue: Veston et cravate
Particularités: Joignez vous au personnel cadre et enseignant de l’année préparatoire afin de servir aux élèves officiers, un succulent repas de noël dans la plus pure tradition militaire. Nombre limité à 20 anciens/ anciennes. Réservation à 12944 André Durand aptl 7 décembre 2007 : ranger.durand@videotron.ca


DMCJ DE NOËL DU CHAPITRE DE MONTRÉAL DU CLUB DES CMR (suite au dîner de noël de l’escadron Richelieu)
OÙ: Vieux Mess du Campus du Fort Saint-Jean
QUAND: Jeudi le 20 décembre 2007 de 15h00 à 21h00
Coût: Élèves officiers du CMR Saint-Jean et CMR Kingston gratuit. Membres $5.00, Non membres $10.00. Paiement sur place
Tenue: Veston cravate ou tenue décontractée
Particularités: Chaque participant aura un repas de poulet BBQ. Réservations obligatoires aptl 17 décembre 2007: André Durand, ranger.durand@videotron.ca ou au 450-359-7452
Prix de présence. Présence de la boutique du Club des CMR. Profitez de l’occasion pour commander/acheter des articles ou tout simplement adhérer au Club des CMR. Voir le lien suivant :


The Association des universités de la francophonie canadienne profile on founding member, the Royal Military College of Canada follows:From its establishment in 1876 and until the early 1970’s, the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario was dedicated to educating officers of the Canadian Forces. The institution only offered programs of studies in English and was known by its English designation of Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). In 1995, when the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean (located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec) and the Royal Roads Military College (located in Victoria, British Columbia) were closed, the RMC became Canada’s only military university and only federal university. It was therefore given the mandate of providing university level programs in both official languages to members of the Canadian Forces. The Royal Military College started by offering engineering courses in French in the 70’s, but since 1995, all programs of studies at the RMC (undergraduate and graduate studies) have been offered in French and in English. Although the main campus is located in Kingston, the RMC offers classroom courses on Canadian Forces bases in Canada and courses via the Internet all around the world. This allows the RMC to reach the Francophone members of the Canadian Forces wherever they may be in Canada or abroad, at sea, on land, in action or on mission. The importance of bilingualism at the Royal Military College has resulted in a steady increase, over the last decade, in the proportion of Francophone professors (civil and military) and Francophone civilian employees. Today, there are almost as many
Francophone employees as English-speaking employees. The institution has approximately 190 full-time professors of which one in five are military personnel.

The RMC takes its community responsibilities seriously and is committed to the local community, including the Francophone community in the Kingston region. On June 28, 2006, the Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs of Ontario, Madeleine Meilleure, announced that, starting in 2009, Francophones living in the region will be able to access certain provincial services – mainly health and social services – in French under the French Language Services Act. The
number of Francophones living in the area has continually increased in the past years and, with a population now exceeding 5,000, the Francophone community meets the language requirements of the Ontario law. In a very real sense, the RMC has contributed to this evolution; the majority of faculty members and military and civilian personnel
are either Francophone or bilingual. Many Francophone officer cadets also study at the RMC and several Francophones work at the Canadian Forces Base in Kingston. Their presence contributes in a significant manner to the vigour of the cultural and community life of the Francophone community in the Kingston region. In a different perspective, officer cadets at the RMC participate in the theatre group the Bas Blancs. Each year, they invite Francophones and Francophiles of the Greater Kingston area to enjoy a play in French at the Théâtre l’Octave of the Centre Culturel Frontenac. Finally,
wishing to provide better service to its Francophone clientele, the RMC has become a founding member of the Association des universities de la francophonie canadienne (AUFC). The RMC is always willing to participate in any joint ventures that may help Francophone members of the Canadian Forces who work in provinces other than Quebec to enroll in programs of studies in French. The RMC contributes, wherever possible and within its means, to the vitality of the other
academic institutions of the AUFC by increasing the number of study programs and university courses offered in French outside Quebec.

With a staff of more than 500 full-time employees, the RMC is one of the most important employers in the Kingston area. Research Over the years, RMC faculty have received important levels of research funding not only from the Department of National Defence and different research councils but also from private and public sources. Funding levels are very significant; the Royal Military College ranks second in Canada for research funding per faculty member (for universities
without faculties of medicine). Major assets The RMC offers, in French and everywhere in Canada and around the world, complete degree programs (undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate), adapted to the needs of the Francophone members of the Canadian Forces. Members are also offered, year-round, university level professional development
courses in French, regardless of location whether in Canada, abroad or at sea.



The Veterans’ Week launch, held in the Senate Chamber, included a large delegation of distinguished Veterans, Royal Military College Cadets and Canadian Forces Representatives who have recently returned from serving in Afghanistan.http://news.gc.ca/web/view/en/index.jsp?articleid=358339&categoryid=16

Combat drives Armed Forces to drink
Times Online – UK

Among men in the military, “heavy drinking” was more prevalent in the Army and the Royal Navy/Royal Marines than the RAF, and the consumption of high levels …


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