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The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers an advanced web-based course for family historians and professional genealogists in Canadian military records in which students cover the Royal Military Colleges of Canada records; medals and additional published sources. The course is offered as a component of the Canadian Certificate in Genealogical Studies. Military records constitute a major source of genealogical material in Canada. Emphasis will be on the correlation between personnel records, land transactions and nominal roles from the period of New France to the Korean Conflict. At the end of this course, students will be able to search for their ancestor from a nominal role to the land acquisition or pension from various records groups located at the National Archives or the provincial archives (including records of those who fought against the government of the day). Students use other sources such as medal registers, battalion histories, militia pay lists, etc. to help them build a better genealogy.



The 2009 Space Studies Program will be hosted by and held at NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, California, from 22 to August 28. The International Space University (ISU) Summer Session Program (SSP) provides a unique venue to expand a student’s knowledge on a variety of space disciplines, meet with space experts from around the world, and hone academic and communication skills in an international setting. The CF, and DND as a whole, must develop and maintain a cadre of space knowledgeable and capable personnel to meet the challenges of implementing, operating, projecting and protecting critical space capabilities. Candidates for DJCP sponsorship (includes scholarship and TD expenses) are to apply through the Canadian Foundation for the ISU (CFISU). The CFISU prerequisites and procedures apply as detailed on the
their Web site at http://www.cfisu.ca/ . The CFISU will process DND candidates with all other scholarship applicants and provide recommendations to DJCP and they will inform applicants of their selection status.


The 2009 edition of the RCMP’s Musical Ride Open House to be held January 26 should prove to be a crowd pleaser drawing thousands of visitors and bringing in food for the Ottawa Food Bank. Held annually at the RCMP stables and riding school in Ottawa, the event provides an opportunity for visitors to talk to the riders and see the world famous Musical Ride horses up close. Other displays highlight the RCMP Police Dog Services, Emergency Response Team, the Explosives Disposal and Technology Branch, Emergency Medical Response Team, Fire Safety House (Ottawa Fire Service), and the Ottawa and Ontario Provincial Police. The RCMP Musical Ride tours throughout Canada, the United States and other international venues, performing at approximately forty to fifty locations a year between the months of May and October.  Source


DCC is seeking bids @ Royal Military College of Canada

Defence Construction Canada (DCC) is seeking bids for various surface works (45233200); Masonry work (45262522); Hardware (44316400) and Construction work for school buildings (45214200) at Royal Military College of Canada. The work includes, but is not necessarily limited to the supply of labour, material, supervision and equipment necessary to repair the stone masonry buttresses on Fort Haldimand, R31, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario. For DCC Tender Board Projects, Plans and Specifications (P&S) are picked up at the DCC Site Office located at the following address: Building H-36, Room 106 6 Moro Street CFB Kingston Kingston, Ontario K7K 7B4 Telephone: (613) 546-2281. Those wishing to obtain a set of Plans & Specifications for this project must place an order with MERX by logging on their website: www.merx.com. The MERX order confirmation number authorizing the order of Project #IE090477 must be presented to the DCC Site Office when picking up P & S. A site visit will be held on January 21, 2009 at 10:00 hours, local time.

Official notice can be found HERE.


National Engineering Month is a national celebration of engineering excellence dedicated to reaching out to young Canadians, to let them know that engineering is an exciting, fun and rewarding career choice. Interested in volunteering for National Engineering Month? Find out how you can become involved in your community. Events will take place from February 28 to March 8, 2009.


La Mois national du génie est une célébration nationale de l’excellence en génie visons à atteindre les jeunes Canadiens et Canadiennes, pour leur indiquer que le génie représente un choix de carrière excitant, intéressant et enrichissant. Êtes vous intéressé à faire du bénévolat au cours du Mois national du génie? Découvrez comment participer aux activités qui se tiendront dans votre localité.



The Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY) is an outreach program that will expose chosen aboriginal candidates to an environment where they will have the opportunity to undertake academic education, acquire military skills, develop leadership abilities and engage in athletics. This program seeks to foster leadership and personal growth in a supportive and challenging learning environment, and provide Aboriginal individuals with the opportunity to serve Canada in a leadership role, potentially, but not necessarily through employment in the Canadian Forces (CF). This one year program is already offered at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, where the first group of 22 candidates began training in August 2008 at RMC Kingston. The Program will also be initiated at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean in August 2009 with a group of approximately 30 canditates.


Le Programme d’initiation au leadership à l’intention des autochtones (PILA) est un nouveau programme des FC, qui exposera les candidats sélectionnés à un environnement où ils auront l’occasion d’entreprendre des études, d’acquérir des compétences militaires, de développer des aptitudes en matière de leadership et de participer à des activités sportives. Le programme vise à favoriser le perfectionnement des étudiants en matière de leadership ainsi que leur croissance personnelle dans un milieu d’apprentissage agréable et stimulant, et fournit aux autochtones la chance de servir le Canada à titre de leader, le cas échéant, mais pas nécessairement, au sein des FC. Ce programme d’une durée d’un an est déjà offert au Collège militaire royal du Canada à Kingston (AILA), où le premier groupe de 22 candidats a commencé sa formation en août 2008 au Collège militaire royal du Canada. Le programme sera également offert au Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean (PILA) dès ao ût 2009 pour une trentaine d’étudiants.



The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, in collaboration with the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary, is hosting a one-day conference on its history on Thursday, January 29, 2009 at the Cassio Room, MacEwan Student Centre, University of Calgary. Focusing on how the Department defined and pursued Canada’s national interests over the past century, this symposium offers a compelling overview of the history of Canadian diplomacy by some of Canada’s leading scholars. Included among the conference’s 15 speakers is: 5105 Doctor JL Granatstein (CMR RMC 1961)
This is the third in a series of cross-country scholarly conferences marking the 100th anniversary of Canada’s foreign and trade ministry. For a complete program and registration information, please see

Le ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Commerce international, en collaboration avec le Centre d’études militaires et stratégiques de l’Université de Calgary, tiendra un colloque d’une journée portant sur son histoire. Cette activité aura lieu le mardi 29 janvier 2009, à la salle Cassio du MacEwan Center de l’Université de Calgary. Animé par d’éminents universitaires canadiens, ce colloque sera axé sur la façon dont le Ministère a défini et servi les intérêts du Canada au cours du siècle précédent. De plus, il offrira un survol impressionnant de la diplomatie canadienne. Parmi les 15 conférenciers présents, mentionnons :
5105 JL Granatstein (CMR RMC 1961) . Il s’agit du troisième d’une série de colloques nationaux organisés dans le cadre du 100e anniversaire du ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Commerce international. Pour obtenir un programme complet et de l’information sur les inscriptions, veuillez vous rendre au www.cmss.ucalgary.ca


The 2009 Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS)/American Society for International Law (ASIL) summer workshop on Global Public-Private Partnerships at the University of Alberta (July 20 to 29, 2009) seeks to encourage new directions in the analysis of international organization(s); establish and strengthen contacts between scholars and UN practitioners, and; stimulate advanced research in the area of Global Public-Private Partnerships. Applicants must submit a completed application form by March 2, 2009; four copies of a brief (3 to 4 pages, typewritten) research proposal; CV; and two letters of reference. Full details and application forms are available at www.acuns.org

The 2009 ACUNS Dissertation Award recognizes the excellence and promise of a young scholar at the Ph.D., J.S.D. or LL.M. level, engaged in the writing stage of their program. Applicants must submit three copies of each of the following: (a) a dissertation proposal; a representative dissertation chapter; or a description of the research, of no more than 25 pages in length; (b) CV; and (c) two letters of reference. One completed Award application form must also accompany the application by March 13, 2009. Full details and application forms are available at www.acuns.org

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