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For fifteen years, the Conference of Defence Associations, of which RCMI is an associate member, has organized a Graduate Student Symposium at RMC in Kingston every October. For the past two years, RCMI has dedicated the January issue of its journal Sitrep to a selection of papers coming out of that symposium, representing the work of some of the best young minds in Canadian defence and security studies.
At its January 30 meeting, the RCMI Board of Directors decided to create an award, named for our late Director Col Peter Hunter, in addition to the three already awarded by CDAI for the best presentations of the year. The Royal Canadian Military Institute Col Peter Hunter Award, in the amount of $750, will be awarded by the standing CDAI judging panel chaired by LGen Richard Evraire. The first Hunter Award will be presented at the 16th Graduate Student Symposium in October 2013, and the presentation will later be published as an Otter Paper. The Award was announced by President Col Gil Taylor at the CDA Board Meeting in Ottawa on February 20th.
The RCMI is proud to announce this award in furtherance of our historic mandate as a forum for discussion, research and education on defence, security and foreign affairs. In making this investment in Canada's young scholars, we are happy to be associated with other supporters of the Symposium including Bombardier Aerospace, the Hon. Hugh Segal, and the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute.