OTTAWA, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Association of
University Teachers (CAUT) is announcing the creation of an independent
commission on the governance of Canada's Royal Military College (RMC).
The distinguished members of the Commission are:
Robin Boadway, the David Chadwick Smith Chair in Economics at Queen's
Steve Nash, Lt-Colonel (Ret'd), Canadian Forces; formerly Commander,
Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit; Operations Officer and Deputy
Commander JTF2; and
Elinor Sloan, Professor of International Relations in the Department of
Political Science at Carleton University and a former defence analyst
in the Department of National Defence.
All three of the commissioners are graduates of the Royal Military
The terms of reference for the Commission are to examine the governance
structure of the Royal Military College, consider alternative models of
military college governance, and make recommendations with respect to
the preferred governance structure for RMC.
"At the best of times, it is a challenge to have a governance structure
for a military college that allows it, as RMC has been historically, to
be both an excellent university and a first-class institution for
training military officers," said James L. Turk, Executive Director of
CAUT. "The significant cuts being made by the federal government to the
budget of RMC are bringing to the surface questions about how RMC is
Turk said he is confident that the blue-ribbon commission can provide
useful advice to the parties that are involved in the governance of RMC
- the Department of National Defence, the Canadian Forces, and the RMC
Board of Governors.
While CAUT is creating the Commission and covering the costs of its
operation, the Commission will operate independently and will have sole
control of the content of its report, which CAUT will publish as
submitted. Members of the Commission are serving without remuneration
SOURCE: Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
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