Social Science & Humanities Research at RMC: Supporting Canada`s Defence & Security, Today & Tomorrow - Transcript/Captions

Social Science & Humanities research at the Royal Military College of Canada supporting Canada's defence & security, today & tomorrow.

(Aerial shot of the RMC peninsula.)

Faculty and graduate students at the Royal Military College of Canada, or RMCC, are carrying out innovative, high impact and pluridisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences. This Research is aimed mainly at increasing our understanding of Security, Defence and Society.

(As the narrator speaks there is an aerial clip of the RMC peninsula. Then, a clip of Canadian troops in Afghanistan, followed by civilians and two personnel in uniform walking on a street.)

Text on screen: Dr Christian Leuprecht, Department of Political Science

(Dr Christian Leuprecht, with a view of the RMC Peninsula, seen from Fort Henry.)

Dr Christian Leuprecht, Department of Political Science:

As a centre of excellence in national defence, national security and border security, RMC is providing evidence and expertise to protect us from terrorism, organized crime and cyber-attacks. We are also working on making policing more sustainable, affordable, efficient, and effective, and on the skillsets the Canadian Forces will need to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Text on screen: Maj Hans Christian Breede, PhD, Department of Political Science

(Dr Hans Christian Breede, on the RMC Parade Square in front of the McKenzie building.)

Maj Hans Christian Breede, PhD, Department of Political Science:

Failed states have been and continue to be the dominant setting into which we send our soldiers. Understanding the social pressures and dynamics in these places not only prepares our soldiers for future operations, but also enables us to understand our own pressures that we are facing here at home, as economic and demographic changes mount.

(CF Troops in Bison on Wolfe Island Ferry. Troops are looking towards RMC Peninsula and Fort Henry. )

Research on interior security and international peace finds its sources in the study of the history of Canada.

Text on screen: Dr Roch Legault, Department of History:

(Dr Roch Legault, with a view of Fort Henry from the Senior Staff Mess.)

Dr Roch Legault, Department of History:

I am interested in all things related to military French Canada from the Seven Year War till our days. I am exploring the historical interface between the whole of society versus the military world. To do this I used the lenses of military leadership, in particular generalship, and social history. Military leadership works best, thoughts and actions, when it understands its dependence on civilian society.

(Female troops firing a 9mm pistol. CF Troops on a Ruck Sack March. )

RMCC also provides renowned researchers in the emerging fields of the leadership of women in the profession of arms and military and Veteran Health.

Text on screen: Krystel Carrier, PhD Candidate, War Studies:

(Krystel Carrier, in front of the RMC Memorial Arch.)

Krystel Carrier, PhD Candidate, War Studies:

I am investigating the experience of women who serve in the Canadian Forces who deployed beyond the wire during the combat mission in Afghanistan. Canada is one of the very few countries in the world that allows women to serve in the combat arms. The information I am gathering will help us deliver and design programs for female veterans, and to learn more about the opportunities and challenges associated with women's presence on the battlefield.

Text on screen: Dr Stéphanie Belanger, Department of French Studies:

(Stéphanie Bélanger, with views of the Martello tower at Point Frederick on the RMC Peninsula and RMC clock tower over McKenzie building.)

Dr Stéphanie Belanger, Department of French Studies:

RMCC supports collaborative research and as such is the co-founder of the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, a very dynamic and pluridisciplinary institute composed of 28 universities from across Canada, and of many government partners, and advisors. In line with my function as the associate director of this institute, my research focuses on the impact of the culture of war on the well-being of the actors involved.

(View of RMC MacKenzie Tower and cannon and a clip of RMC Officer Cadets marching through the RMC Memorial Arch.)

The Faculty of Arts at RMCC is building a rich research agenda focusing on areas that benefit the general public, national and international security and the governance, history and economics of defence.

Text on screen:

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