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August 2020

Distinguished Speaker 19 August 2020 – The Canadian Rangers

August 19, 2020 @ 13:00 - 15:00

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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October 2020

Distinguished Speaker October 2020 – Transition – A Step We All Take

October 28, 2020 @ 13:00 - 15:00

Commander Helga Budden, Commanding Officer, Canadian Armed Forces Transition Unit Nova Scotia/Newfoundland and Labrador, will speak to RUSI(NS) and guests about transition from the Forces with a presentation titled "Transition – A Step We All Take." For information on transition, see: "Military career transition." Registration is required.  There is no fee to attend this event.  To register, email RUSI(NS) by close of business Sunday, 25 October. As the subject line for your registration email, put: RUSI(NS) Distinguished Speaker 28 October…

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November 2020

Distinguished Speakers November 2020 – Arctic Continental Defense: Canada and US Perspectives

November 18, 2020 @ 13:00 - 15:00

Lieutenant-Colonel Steve Burke, Director of Operations, Joint Task Force North, and Mr Todd "Charley" Davis, Chief, NORAD Campaign & Arctic Branch, J5 Strategy, Policy & Plans, NORAD and USNORTHCOM , will present to the Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia and guest presentations under the general title "Arctic Continental Defense: Canada and US Perspectives." Our speakers will address the importance of collaboration and relationships for protecting northern and Arctic North America. Registration is required. To register, email RUSI(NS) by…

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December 2020

Distinguished Speaker December 2020 – Canadian Coast Guard Fleet Renewal

December 9, 2020 @ 13:00 - 15:00

Derek Moss, Canadian Coast Guard, will be our Distinguished Speaker.  The title of his talk is “Canadian Coast Guard Fleet Renewal.”  In 2019, the federal government announced the construction of 24 new ships for the Canadian Coast Guard, in addition to the ships already built or under construction as well as future builds yet to be formally announced. This brief will provide an overview of the different ships being designed and built as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy as…

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January 2021

Distinguished Speaker January 2021

January 20 @ 13:00 - 15:00

Major-General Michel-Henri St-Louis will be our Distinguished Speaker.  The title of his talk is “Against Daesh, and for the World Order": An Update on Operation IMPACT in the COVID-19 Era.” His bio is at: http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/about-army/comcadtc.page. The effects of COVID-19 on our communities are undeniable and occupy much of the public discussion in multiple social spheres. In this turmoil, it is easy to forget that many Canadians are working abroad on our behalf, striving to maintain security at home and abroad.…

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