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April 2020

Distinguished Speaker 29 April 2020

April 29 @ 13:00 - 15:00
virtual

Dr Adam Lajeunesse, Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Canadian Arctic Marine Security, Mulroney Institute of Government, Saint Francis Xavier University, will present “Arctic Sovereignty: New Challenges and Opportunities.”  His bio is at http://adamlajeunesse.com/bio.html.  Registration required - registration now closed.

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May 2020

Distinguished Speaker 20 May 2020 – Canadian Ocean Science and the Role of AOPS

May 20 @ 13:00 - 15:00
virtual

Jim Hanlon, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship, will present "Canadian Ocean Science and the Role of AOPS." Canada possesses the longest ocean coastline in the world and the 7th largest exclusive economic zone.  Much of our ocean territory is in regions with very low coastal population density and sparse infrastructure.  Basic ocean information is only available for select small regions of Canada’s ocean territory.  Our understanding of the currents, thermodynamics and chemical fluxes that drive weather…

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June 2020

Distinguished Speaker June 2020

June 24 @ 13:00 - 15:00
virtual

Brigadier-General Roch Pelletier, Commander 5th Canadian Division will be our Distinguished Speaker.  The title of his talk is "Commander 5th Canadian Division – Army Reserve Update."  The talk will start at 1 pm Halifax time, Wednesday, 24 June, then be followed by Q&A and finish by 3 pm.  All timings are Halifax time/ADT/UTC(GMT) -3. Registration is required.  There is no fee to attend this event.  To register, email [email protected] by close of business Monday, 22 June.  As the subject line…

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July 2020

Distinguished Speaker 15 July 2020

July 15 @ 13:00 - 15:00
virtual
Distinguished Speaker 15 July 2020

Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier, Royal Canadian Navy (retired), Chief Executive Officer, Federal Fleet Services Inc., will present "MV Asterix - Government of Canada leased replenishment vessel."   The presentation will cover the innovative approach to convert the ship and the operational tempo of the ship over the last few years. Registration is required.  To register, email RUSI(NS) by close of business Monday, 13 July.  When registering, please provide your name and your association or unit.  The event will be by Zoom.  Event…

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August 2020

Distinguished Speaker 19 August 2020 – The Canadian Rangers

August 19 @ 13:00 - 15:00
virtual

Dr Peter Kikkert, Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Arctic Policy, Brian Mulroney Institute of Government, St Francis Xavier University, will present "The Canadian Rangers: Cornerstone for Community Disaster Resilience in Canada’s Remote and Isolated Communities." Dr Kikkert's bio is at https://bmig.ca/kikkert/. The involvement of the Canadian Rangers in the broader response to COVID-19 highlights a role that they have been playing for decades: by virtue of their presence, capabilities, and the relationships they enjoy with(in) their communities, Rangers regularly support other…

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