MacKay Salutes the 94th Class of the Royal Mil­i­tary Col­lege of Canada

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The Hon­or­able Peter MacKay, Min­is­ter of Na­tional De­fence and Chan­cel­lor of the Royal Mil­i­tary Col­lege of Canada, pre­sented more than 300 grad­u­at­ing stu­dents with their Bach­e­lor’s, Mas­ter’s and Doc­tor­ate de­grees at the Col­lege in Kingston on May 16.

The grad­u­ates in­cluded com­mis­sioned of­fi­cers, civil­ians as well as of­fi­cer cadets and naval cadets who will be com­mis­sioned as of­fi­cers in the CAF. Min­is­ter MacKay called on the Class of 2013 to ap­ply what they have learned at RMC as fu­ture lead­ers for Canada and the CAF.

“The Royal Mil­i­tary Col­lege of Canada had high ex­pec­ta­tions of all of you, and you have all met those chal­lenges head-on,” said Min­is­ter MacKay. “You will go on from here to be lead­ers, and I’m proud to cel­e­brate this sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone with you.”

The Min­is­ter also pre­sented Hon­orary Doc­tor­ates to rec­og­nize the con­tri­bu­tions of two out­stand­ing in­di­vid­u­als: Dr. Mar­garet Somerville, AM (Mem­ber of the Or­der of Aus­tralia), FRSC (Fel­low of the Royal So­ci­ety of Canada) Pro­fes­sor in the Fac­ulty of Medicine, and the Found­ing Di­rec­tor of the Fac­ulty of Law's Cen­tre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill Univer­sity; and Mr. Wil­liam (Bill) Coyle, Pro­vin­cial Vice Chair of the Cana­dian Forces Li­ai­son Coun­cil and ac­tive mem­ber of the com­mer­cial and mil­i­tary aero­space com­mu­ni­ties.

“I of­fer sin­cere con­grat­u­la­tions to our two hon­orary de­gree re­cip­i­ents,” said Min­is­ter MacKay. “Each of th­ese in­di­vid­u­als has lead with dis­tinc­tion in their fields, and made great strides for the bet­ter­ment of re­search and pro­fes­sion­al­ism.”

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