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Name Faculty
Subject of expertise
Relevant publication(s)
Language(s) spoken Email Telephone
Dr Alice Gianotti (she/her) Second Language Training
French Language Teaching
French, English alice.gianotti@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 3745;
(613) 217-1084
Dr Stephanié Chouinard (she/her) Political Science and Economics
Canadian Politics
Chouinard, Stéphanie, 2019, « Le fédéralisme », dans Aude-Claire Fourot, Jérémie Cornut, et Rémi Léger (dirs.); Le Canada dans le monde, Montréal : Presses de l’Université de Montréal, pp. 45-62.
Provincial Politics
Chouinard, Stéphanie, 2021, “ ‘For the People’ : le tournant populiste du Parti progressiste-conservateur de l’Ontario sous le leadership de Doug Ford ”, dans Frédéric Boily (dir.), Les droites provinciales en évolution, 2015-2020 : Conservatisme, populisme et radicalisme, Québec : Presses de l’Université Laval, pp. 51-66.
Official Languages
Chouinard, Stéphanie, 2021, “ Cinquantième anniversaire de la Loi sur les langues officielles: À l’aube d’une réforme, quel legs et quel avenir pour les langues officielles au Canada? ”, Revue internationale d’études canadiennes, vol. 59, pp. 22-28.
Judicial Politics
Chouinard, Stéphanie, et Danielle McNabb, 2023 “Can equity-seeking groups become “haves” in Canada’s judicial system? A study of Francophone minority communities’ strategic intervention in the domain of language rights”, Revue d’études constitutionnelles / Review of Constitutional Studies
French, English stephanie.chouinard@rmc-cmr.ca (613) 451-6000, ext 5311
Dr Walter Dorn (he/him) Defence Studies
Peacekeeping and UN peace operations; Arms control and weapons verification; International security and the United Nations; Africa, C.A.R., D.R. Congo, Gaza, Haiti, Ukraine, and other conflict regions
English, French walter.dorn@rmc.ca
Dr Chantel Lavoie (she/her) English, Culture and Communication
Children's literature and culture
Writing through Boyhood in the Eighteenth Century: Age, Gender, and Work (University of Delaware Press, 2023);
“Thinking, Doing, and Delaying Insemination in L’Engle’s Many Waters,” in Dimensions of Madeleine L'Engle: New Critical Approaches, ed. Suzanne Bray. McFarland, 2016: 51-64;
“Lies, Lies, Lies: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly in Harry Potter” in Reading Harry Potter Again: Critical Essays II, ed. Giselle Anatol. Santa Barbara: CLEO, 2009: 77-87;
“Safe as Houses: Sorting and School Houses at Hogwarts,” in Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays, ed. Giselle Anatol. Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2003: 35-49.
French, English chantel.lavoie@rmc-cmr.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 3843
Dr François Caron (he/him) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Environmental Radioactivity
SLOWPOKE-2 Manager
SLOWPOKE-2 Facility
Small modular reactors - economic evaluation
Team Report
Reactor emissions and waste management
French, English fcaron@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6351;
Prof Lubomyr Luciuk Political Science and Economics
War Criminals
Contemporary Ukraine
Ukrainian Canadian/Canadian Ethic and Immigration History
English lluciuk@cogeco.ca (613) 546-8364
Dr Tanya Grodzinski (she/her) History and War Studies
Servicemen in Canada and the Commonwealth
Anglo-American War of 1812
Naval History
The Canadian Army 1946 to 2001
English tanya.grodzinski@rmc.ca (613) 530-6734
Dr Barbara Zeeb (she/her) Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Litalien & Zeeb 2020
Pang et al. 2023
English, German zeeb-b@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6713;
Houchang Hassan-Yari Political Science and Economics
Middle East: strategic issues and actors
Arab-Israel conflict
Islamic Republic of Iran: Revolutionary Guards and their proxies
Security and defence issues in a reconfiguring Middle East
English, French hassan-yari-h@rmc-cmr.ca (613) 384-9219:
(613) 770-3506
Dr Pierre Jolicœur (he/him) Political Science and Economics
États postsoviétiques
Secession, independance movement
French, English pierre.jolicoeur@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6970
Dr Adelhid Nicol (she/her) Military Psychology and Leadership
Nicol & De France, 2022; Nicol & De France, 2018; Nicol, De France, & Gagnon, 2021; Nicol & Rounding, 2013
Nicol, De France, & Mayrand Nicol, 2022; Deng, Ford, Nicol, & De France, 2023
Prejudice and naval/officer cadets
Nicol & De France, 2020; Nicol & Rounding, 2014; Deng, Nicol, & Suurd Ralph, 2023; Deng, Ford, Nicol, & De France, 2023
English, French nicol-a@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6410
Dr Ribal Georges Sabat (he/him) Physics
Electro-optic warfare
Imaging and spectroscopy
Optical materials
Optics and nanotechnology
English, French sabat@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6721
Capt/Dr Arthur Gullachsen (he/him) History and War Studies
WWII Normandy Campaign
A.W. Gullachsen, An Army of Never-Ending Strength (2021)
A.W. Gullachsen, Bloody Verrieres Vol . I (2022)
A.W. Gullachsen, Bloody Verrieres Vol. II (2023)
Military history of Germany
Canadian military history
Canadian Army casualties and reinforcements in WWII
English arthur.gullachsen@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 8404
Dr Mariya Marinova Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Biomass conversion processes
doi: 10.3389 / fbioe.2020.619066
Renewable products
Process integration
Circular economy
French, English mariya.marinova@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 3847
Dr Viet-Hung Vu (he/him) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mechanics of solids
viet-hung vu (0000-0003-4847-0696) - ORCID
Machinery and structures vibration
Dynamics and fatigue
Structural health monitoring
French, English vu@rmc.ca (514) 836-0910
Dr Ali Dizboni (he/him) Political Science and Economics
Middle East, Iran, religion, extremism, proliferation, conflict, terrorism, democratization, and military dimensions
English, French dizboni-a@rmc.ca (613) 484-5160
Maj/Dr John Keess (he/him) History
The Cold War
Keess, John "Strategic Parasitism, Professional Strategists and Policy Choices: The Influence of George Lindsey and Robert Sutherland on Canadian Denuclearisation, 1962-1972." Canadian Military History 29, 1 (2020)
Canadian defence policy
John Keess (2020) International Society, Health, and Defiance:An English School Analysis of Melian and Belgian Responses to Wartime Ultimata, Diplomacy & Statecraft, 31:3, 405-428, DOI: 10.1080/09592296.2020.1782671
Canadian International History Committee, “PRISONERS OF THE PAST? A Conversation about History and Policy,” 12 April 2022, https://cihhic.ca/category/canadian-eyes-only/;
Keess, John. “Freed by Limits: The Strategic Realities of the Canadian Army, Close Engagement,  and the Potential for a new way of thinking about Canadian Land Power.” Canadian Army Journal, 19, no.3 (2022): 62-71
Keess, John. “In Defence of Victory: A Reply to Brigadier-General Carignan’s ‘Victory as a Strategic Objective.’” Canadian Military Journal 18, no. 3 (2018): 37–46.
English john.keess@rmc.ca (613) 281-3624
Capt Jessie Dumont (she/her) Space Science
Space Domain Awareness / Orbital Mechanics
Space Engineering / Space Systems
Military & Civilian Space Operations
French, English jessie.dumont@rmc-cmr.ca;
(613) 541-6000, ext 6925
Dr Nicholas Vlachopoulos (he/him) Civil Engineering
Geotechnical / Geomechanical Engineering
Underground Excavation Stability and Support Design for Weak Rock Tunnelling
Vlachopoulos, N., Vazaios, I., Forbes, B. and Carrapatoso, C. 2020. Rock Mass Structural Characterization through the use of a Methodology including Discrete Fracture Network, LiDAR and Distributed Optical Sensing. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering 38(6), 6231-6244, DOI: 10.1007/s10706-020-01431-1, Fall, 2020.
Numerical Analysis / Modelling of Environmental and Geotechnical Problems (improvements to modelling techniques)
Vlachopoulos, N., Carrapatoso, C., Holt, S,W., Cruz, D., Forbes, B. 2020. An Investigation into Support Interaction of Ground Support through Numerical Modelling and Laboratory Testing, Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering 38(6), 5719-5736, DOI: 10.1007/s10706-020-01389-0; Summer, 2020.
Improvement of ground characterization techniques using machine learning and Artificial Intelligence
Farmakis, I., DiFrancesko, P-M, Hutchinson, D.J., and Vlachopoulos, N., 2022. Rockfall Detection using LiDAR and Deep learning. Journal of Engineering Geology, August 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2022.106836
Hazard Assessment and Risk Management in Geotechnical Works
Vlachopoulos, N., Tatone, B.S.A., Lisjak, A.,Mahabadi, O.K.,Cruz, D., Forbes, B., Carrapatosso, C. 2020. The Performance of Axially Loaded, Fully Grouted Rock Bolts Based on Pull-Out Experiments Utilizing Fiber Optics Technology and Associated Numerical Modelling of such Support Elements. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. DOI: 10.1007/s10706-019-01098-3.
Optimizing tunnel, mining and underground bunker design(s) and construction techniques
Su, Ya, Su, Yonghua, Zhao, M. Vlachopoulos, N. 2020. An Estimation Approach to the Ultimate Radial Displacement for Tunnels Excavated in Weak Rock Masses, Journal of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, RMRE-D-19-01092, 2 Nov 2020.
Improving design, maintenance and operation for military geotechnical works
Vlachopoulos, N., Cruz, D., and Forbes, B. 2017. Utilizing a Novel Fiber Optic Technology to Capture the Axial Response of Fully Grouted Rock Bolts. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Submitted 26 July 2017, JRMGE-2017-225, V10 N3 2018.
Responsible Tunnelling to include Sustainable Solutions
Vlachopoulos, N., and Diederichs, M.S. 2009. Improved longitudinal displacement profiles for convergence confinement analysis of deep tunnels. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 42(2): 131–146. DOI:10.1007/s00603-009-0176-4.
Environmental Engineering (RMC Green Team)
Green Building / Sustainable Development Technologies
Vlachopoulos, N. and Basso, T. 2015. An Investigation into Sustainable Building Evaluation Strategies for use within the Canadian Forces and the Department of National Defence. Canadian Military Journal. Vol. 15, No. 2, Spring 2015.
Optimization of Military Infrastructure – Domestic and Deployed
Helmer-Smith, H., Dagenais, MA. & Vlachopoulos, N. 2023. Long-term deflection monitoring of a heritage, timber truss structure, and development of an integrated emergency alarm program. Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13349-023-00689-2
Reduction of Greenhouse Gases due to Military Operations
St-Jean, K., Moore, K., Vlachopoulos, N. and Skordaki, E.M. 2023. Fuel Efficiency Monitoring of Military Transport Aircraft Within the Canadian Armed Forces. Annual Conference for the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, Moncton, New Brunswick, 24-27 May 2023.
Monitoring of Energy Usage and Alternative Technologies
English, French, Greek vlach@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6398
Dr Caroline D'Amours (she/her) History
Military Culture
« La question de l'engagement du Canada français » dans Claude Quétel (dir.), La Seconde Guerre mondiale vue autrement, Paris, Éditions, Buchet Chastel (2022), p. 30-45.
French Canadians and the World Wars
« Canadian Military Culture and Tactical Training, 1940 – 1944: The Making of Infantry Junior NCOs », Journal of Military History, vol. 82, no 4 (octobre 2018), p. 1175-1198.
Combat training of the Canadian Army during the World Wars
« Idéalistes, pragmatiques et les autres : Profil des volontaires du Régiment de la Chaudière, 1939-1945 », Histoire sociale, vol. 51, no 103 (mai 2018), p. 125-147.
French, English caroline.damours@rmc-cmr.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 3763
Prof Sean Watt (he/him) Civil Engineering
Hydraulics, Hydrology, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Flood Forecasting and Warning, Ice, Low Impact Design/Development, Stormwater Management, Floodplain Delineation, Water Control Structures
English, French sean.watt@rmc-cmr.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6600
Prof Marc LaViolette (he/him) Mechanical and aeronautical engineering
Thermodynamics, Internal combustion engines, Gas turbine, Steam engine, History of Mechanical Engineering
French, English laviolette-m@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6373
Lt-Col Mike Dunning (he/him) Applied Military Science
Applied Military Science
Army Technical Staff Officier (ATSO) and Army Technical Warrant Officer (ATWO) programs
English, French michael.dunning@rmc-cmr.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6555
Dr Sarah Johnson (she/her) English, Culture, and Communication
Early Modern Drama; Early Modern Literature
Staging Women and the Soul-Body Dynamic in Early Modern England. Ashgate, 2014.
“Militant Complaint in Margaret Cavendish’s Bell in Campo.” Women’s Writing, vol. 28, no. 3, 2020, pp. 352-67.
“Pride and Gender in Fletcher’s Bonduca.” Modern Philology, vol. 115, no. 1, 2017, pp. 80-104.
“The Female Body as Soul in Queen Anna’s Masques.” SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, vol. 53, no. 2, 2013, pp. 357-77.
“‘A Spirit to Resist’ and Female Eloquence in The Tamer Tamed.” Shakespeare, vol. 7, no. 3, 2011, pp. 309-24.
“‘Away, stand off, I say’: Women’s Appropriations of Restraint and Constraint in The Birth of Merlin and The Devil Is an Ass.” Early Modern Literary Studies, vol. 15, no. 1, 2009, 30 paragraphs.
“Female Bodies, Speech, and Silence in The Witch of Edmonton.” Early Theatre, vol. 12, no. 1, 2009, pp. 69-91.
English, French sarah.johnson@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6448
Dr Mourad Djebabla (he/him) History and War Studies
First World War, Memory, November 11, Domestic Front, Military thought, Military history
French djebabla.mourad79@gmail.com (438) 863-9996
Dr Alexandra Zidenberg (she/her) Military Psychology and Leadership
Forensic and correctional psychology
Wormith & Zidenberg - The historical roots, current status, and future applications of the risk-need-responsivity model (RNR);
Zidenberg et al. - Correctional and forensic contexts of d/Deaf persons: implications for assessment and treatment;
Zidenberg - Avoiding the deaf penalty: a review of the experiences of d/Deaf individuals in the criminal justice system
Zidenberg et al. - Cost analysis of the Saskatoon Mental Health Strategy (MHS) court
Sexual violence; Gender-based violence; Human sexuality
Sparks et al - Involuntary Celibacy: A Review of Incel Ideology and Experiences with Dating, Rejection, and Associated Mental Health and Emotional Sequelae;
Sparks et al - One is the loneliest number: Involuntary celibacy (incel), mental health, and loneliness;
Wright et al - Speak Out: Lessons on How to Support Canadian 2SLGBTQI Youths Who Face Gender-Based Violence;
Zidenberg et al. - Tipping the Scales: Effects of Gender, Rape Myth Acceptance, and Anti-Fat Attitudes on Judgments of Sexual Coercion Scenarios;
Zidenberg & Olver - Measurement and correlates of zoophilic interest in an online community sample
Tattoo stigma
Zidenberg et al - “No ragrets”: Public perceptions of tattooed mental health professionals.
English, French alexandra.zidenberg@rmc-cmr.ca;
(613) 541-6000, ext 6017
Dr Grazia Scoppio (she/her) Department of Defence Studies
Education and professional development in the Canadian Armed Forces
Scoppio, G. & Lagerlof, B. (in press). “The first Partnership for Peace Consortium workshop on Women Peace and Security in Professional Military Education: reflections, considerations and the way ahead.” Canadian Military Journal;
Scoppio, G. & Covell, L. (2016). Mapping Trends in Pedagogical Approaches and Learning Technologies: Perspectives from the Canadian, International and Military Education Contexts. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Vol. 46, No. 2;
Scoppio, G. & Luyt, I. (2015). Mind the gap: enabling online faculty and instructional designers in mapping new models for quality online courses. Education and Information Technologies Journal, DOI 10.1007/s10639-015-9452-y
Organizational diversity, gender and culture in the military
Scoppio, G., Otis, N., Yan, Y. & Hogenkamp, S. (2020). Experiences of Officer Cadets in Canadian Military Colleges and Civilian Universities: A Gender Perspective. Armed Forces & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/0095327X20905121;
Scoppio, G. (2018). Embracing Indigenous Culture in Military Organizations: The Experience of the Mãori in the New Zealand Military. In Jean-François Savard & Whitney Lackenbauer (Eds.) “The Role of Indigenous People in Armed Forces – Canadian and International Perspectives” Special Issue, Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, Vol. 19, Issue 2;
Scoppio, G., Otis, N., & Yan, Y. (2018). Looking at recruiting and selection for the Canadian Military Colleges through the lens of Gender Based Analysis Plus. Res Militaris, the European Journal of Military Studies. Vol.8, No.1. https://resmilitaris.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ res_militaris_article_scoppio-otis-yan_recruiting_for_cmcs_through_gba_plus-1.pdf
Immigrants, security and the military
Scoppio, G. & Greco, S. (Eds). (2022). The Power of Diversity in the Armed Forces: International Perspectives on Immigrant Participation in the Military. McGill-Queen’s University Press. The Power of Diversity in the Armed Forces;
Scoppio, G., Otis, N. & Yan, Y. (2022). The Military as a Path to Citizenship, Integration, and Identity: Visible Minorities and Immigrants’ Perspectives about the Military in Canada. In Grazia Scoppio & Sara Greco (Eds.) The Power of Diversity in the Armed Forces: International Perspectives on Immigrant Participation in the Military. McGill-Queen’s University Press;
Scoppio, G. & Winter, W. (2020). “Immigrants to Canada: Welcomed citizens or security threats?” In Yiagadeesen Samy & Howard Duncan (Eds.), International Affairs and Canadian Migration Policy – Canada Among Nations. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan.
English, French, Italian scoppio-g@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6824
Dr/Prof Jane Boulden (she/her) War Studies and Political Science
Nuclear Weapons
Boulden, Thakur, Weiss, The United Nations and Nuclear Orders, United Nations University Press, https://archive.unu.edu/unupress/sample-chapters/UN_nuclear_orders_introduction.pdf
United Nations Peacekeeping
“Rwanda: Lessons Observed. Lessons Learned? Journal of International Peacekeeping, 22, 2018, pp. 265-281.
“The Protection of Civilians and Stabilization in Peace Operations Mandates: An Analysis of Their Impact on Consent, Impartiality, and the Use of Force,” Peace Research, vol. 50, no. 2, 2018, pp. 9-28.
Boulden, Peace Enforcement, Praeger.
United Nations Security Council
“Past Futures for the UN Security Council,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, vol. 21, Fall 2020, pp. 80-85.
“The Rise of the Regional Voice in UN Security Council Politics,” Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy & International Relations, Summer/Fall2012, Vol. 13 Issue 2, pp. 63-71.
“Double Standards, Distance and Disengagement: Collective Legitimization in the Post-Cold War Security Council,” Security Dialogue, vol. 37, no. 3, September 2006, pp. 409-423.
“Mandates Matter, An Exploration of Impartiality in UN Operations,” Global Governance, vol. 11, no. 2, 2005, pp. 147-160.
United Nations sanctions
Norms and Sanctions in Charron and Portella, eds., Multilateral Sanctions Revisited, McGill-Queen's, 2022.
Jane Boulden, Andrea Charron, guest editors, “UN Sanctions, New Dilemmas and Unintended Consequences,” International Journal, vol. LXV, no. 1, Winter 2009-2010.
International conflict management
Jane Boulden, ed., Responding to Conflict in Africa, the United Nations and Regional Organizations, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Canadian Foreign Policy
“Canada, the United Nations and World Order,” in Robert W. Murray, Paul Gecelovsky, eds., The Palgrave Handbook of Canada in International Affairs, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, pp. 161-177.
English jane.boulden@rmc.ca;
(613) 449-3385
Dr/Prof Marc-André Dagenais (he/him) Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering
Bridges (mobility of military convoys / support to military bridging)
Everitt, A., Dagenais, M.-A., Wight, G., MacDonald, A. (2023). “Comparative Dynamic Load Effects of Tracked and Wheeled Military Vehicles on Bridges”. Journal of bridge engineering ASCE. DOI: 10.1061/JBENF2.BEENG-6394
Pinkney, B., Dagenais, M.-A., Wight, G. (2022). “Dynamic Load Testing of a Modular Truss Bridge Using Military Vehicles.” Engineering Structures, Elsevier. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.113822
Pinkney, B., Dagenais, M.-A., Wight, G. (2020). “Dynamic Loading Effect Testing of a Modular Truss Bridge: Procedures and Resultant Data Set.” Journal of bridge engineering ASCE. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001656
Everitt, A., Dagenais, M.-A., Wight, G. (2020). “Dynamic Load Effects of Wheeled and Tracked Military Vehicles on a Steel Girder Composite Bridge”. Journal of bridge engineering ASCE. DOI : 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001672
High performance concrete
Tremblay, J.S., Dagenais, M.-A., Wight, G. (2020). “Ballistic Resistance of UHPFRC Panels Subjected to Amor-Piercing Projectiles”. Journal of materials in civil engineering ASCE. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0003600
Michaud, D., Fam, A., Dagenais, M.-A. (2020). “Development length of sans-coated GFRP bars embedded in Ultra-High-performance concrete with very small cover. Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.121384
Beirnes, M., Dagenais, M.-A., Wight, G. (2018). “Cold Temperature Effects on the Impact Resistance of Thin, Lightweight UHPFRC Panels.” International journal of impact engineering. Volume 127 (110-121).
Dagenais, M.-A., Massicotte, B., Boucher-Proulx, G. (2018). “Seismic Retrofitting of Rectangular Bridges Piers with Deficient Lap Splices using Ultrahigh-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete.” Journal of Bridge Engineering ASCE. 23(2)
Dagenais, M.-A., Massicotte, B., (2016). “Cyclic Behaviour of Lap Splices Strengthened with Ultrahigh Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete.” Journal of structural engineering ASCE. 143(2)
Dagenais, M.-A., Massicotte, B., (2014). “Tension Lap Splices Strengthened with Ultrahigh-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Concrete.” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering ASCE. 27(7)
Structural health monitoring
Helmer-Smith, H., Dagenais, M.-A., Vlachopoulos, N. (2023). “Long-term deflection monitoring of a heritage, timber truss structure and development of an integrated emergency alarm program” Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13349-023-00689-2
Helmer-Smith, H., Vlachopoulos, N., Dagenais, M.-A., and Forbes, B. (2021). “In-situ load testing of a WWII era timber Warren truss in the development of a structural health monitoring program.” Engineering Structures., 239: 112274. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.1122742
Helmer-Smith, H., Vlachopoulos, N., Dagenais, M.-A., and Forbes, B. (2021). “Comparison of Multiple Monitoring Techniques for the Testing of a Scale Model Timber Warren Truss” FACETS 6: 1-24. DOI: 10.1139/facets-2021-0001
French, English Marc-Andre.Dagenais@rmc.ca (514) 245-8844
Dr/Prof Emeritus Randall Wakelam History
Canadian Military History, Air Power History, Military Procurement, Military Education
English, French randall.wakelam@rmc-cmr.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6615
Dr James (Jim) Denford Management
Artificial Intelligence Policy and Governance
Denford, JS, Dawson, GS and Desouza, KC. (2023) “A cluster analysis of national AI strategies.” In Brookings Institution TechTank.
Denford, JS, Dawson, GS and Desouza, KC. (2023) “WEIRD AI: Understanding what nations include in their artificial intelligence plans.” In Brookings Institution TechTank.
Dawson, GS, Desouza, KC and Denford, JS. (2022) “Understanding artificial intelligence spending by the U.S. federal government.” In Brookings Institution TechTank.
Fatima, S, Desouza, KC, Dawson, GS and Denford, JS. (2022) “Interpreting National Artificial Intelligence Plans: A Screening Approach for Aspirations and Reality,” Economic Analysis and Policy.
Fatima, S, Desouza, KC, Dawson, GS and Denford, JS. (2022) “How countries are leveraging computing power to achieve their national artificial intelligence strategies.” In Brookings Institution TechTank.
Fatima, S, Desouza, KC, Dawson, GS and Denford, JS. (2021) “The people dilemma: How human capital is driving or constraining the achievement of national AI strategies.” In Brookings Institution TechTank.
Fatima, S, Desouza, KC, Dawson, GS and Denford, JS. (2021) “Winners and losers in the fulfillment of national artificial intelligence aspirations.” In Brookings Institution TechTank
Fatima, S, Desouza, KC, Denford, JS and Dawson, GS. (2021) “What Explains Governments Interest in Artificial Intelligence? A Signalling Theory Approach,” Economic Analysis and Policy.
Fatima, S, Desouza, KC, Dawson, GS and Denford, JS. (2021) “Analyzing artificial intelligence plans in 34 countries.” In Brookings Institution TechTank.
Public Sector IT Governance, Strategy and Leadership
Denford, JS, Dawson, GS, Desouza, KC and Mancharan, AP. (2022) “Assessing the Relevance of Governmental Characteristics to Address Wicked Problems in Turbulent Times.” In Public Management Review.
Denford, JS and Schobel, KB. (2021) “Public Sector CFOs and CIOs: Impacts of Work Proximity and Role Perceptions,” Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change.
Denford, JS, Dawson, GS and Desouza, KC. (2020) “Centralization and Decentralization Decisions: Multiple Contingencies for IT Governance.” AIS Transactions on Replication Research.
Denford, JS, Dawson, GS and Desouza, KC. (2019) “Performance Impacts of Structure and Volition in Implementing Policy through IT-Enabled Government-to-Citizen and Government-to-Employee Interactions,” Economic Analysis and Policy.
Denford, JS, Desouza, KC and Dawson, GS. (2018) “Learning from IT Centralization: Who Should Own the Data?” Cutter Business Technology Journal.
Desouza, KC, Denford, JS, and Krishnamurthy, R. (2018) “How the US Federal Communications Commission managed the process of IT modernization.” Chapter 22 in Urbach, N and Röglinger, M (Eds) Case Studies on Digitalization - How Companies Rethink Their Business for the Digital Age.
Dawson, GS, Denford, JS, Williams, C, Preston, D and Desouza, KC. (2016) “An Examination of Effective IT Governance in the Public Sector Using the Legal View of Agency Theory.” Journal of Management Information Systems.
Dawson, GS, Denford. JS and Desouza, KC. (2016) “Governing Innovation in U.S. State Government: An Ecosystem Perspective,” Journal of Strategic Information Systems.
Denford, JS. (2016) “Idea to Retire: Decentralized IT Governance.” In Brookings Institution TechTank.
Dawson, GS and Denford, JS. (2015) A Playbook for CIO-Led IT Innovation in the Federal Government. Washington, DC: IBM Center for the Business of Government.
Dawson, GS, Denford, JS and Desouza, KC. (2014) ""Four Lessons for State Government Innovation."" In Brookings Institution TechTank.
Dawson, GS, Denford, JS and Desouza, KC. (2014) ""Are Rock Star CIOs the Secret to Public Innovation?"" In Brookings Institution TechTank.
Desouza, KC, Dawson, GS and Denford, JS. (2014) ""The 'Rock Star' Government CIO, Redefined."" Information Week.
Schobel, KB and Denford, JS. (2013) “The Chief Information Officer and Chief Financial Officer Dyad in the Public Sector - How an Effective Relationship Impacts Individual Effectiveness and Strategic Alignment.” Journal of Information Systems.
Intersection of Information Technology and Knowledge Management
Levallet, N, Denford, JS and Chan, YE. (2021) “Following the MAP (Methods, Approaches, Perspectives) in IS Research,” Information Systems Research.
Chan, YE, Denford, JS and Wang, J. (2019) “The Co-evolution of IT and Knowledge with Agility in Micro and Small Enterprises,” Journal of Information and Knowledge Management.
Denford, JS and Ferris, AE. (2018) “Absorption, Combination and Desorption: Boundary Spanning Capacities in Knowledge Cycles,” Journal of Knowledge Management.
Chan, YE, Denford, JS and Jin, JY. (2016) “Competing through Knowledge and Information Systems Strategies: A Study of Small and Medium-Sized Firms,” Journal of Information and Knowledge Management.
Denford, JS. (2013) “Building Knowledge: Developing a Knowledge-Based Dynamic Capabilities Typology.” Journal of Knowledge Management.
Denford, JS and Street, CP. (2013) “Dynamic Knowledge Capabilities in Strategic Alliances.” Chapter 4 in Das, TK (Ed) Managing Knowledge in Strategic Alliances.
Denford, JS and Chan, YE. (2011) “Knowledge Strategy Typologies: Defining Dimensions and Typologies.” Knowledge Management Research and Practice.
Alavi, M and Denford, JS. (2011) “Knowledge Management: Process, Practice and Web 2.0.” Chapter 6 in Easterby-Smith, M and Lyles, MA (Eds) The Blackwell Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management.
English, French jim.denford@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6970
Dr Richard Bathurst (he/him) Civil Engineering;
Social Science and Humanities
Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
Bathurst, R.J., Hatami, K. and Alfaro, M.C. 2021. Geosynthetic-reinforced soil walls and slopes - seismic aspects, Chapter 19, Handbook of Geosynthetic Engineering, Third edition, Editor: S.K. Shukla, ICE Publishing, London, UK, 371-415.
Tada, T., Miyata, Y. and Bathurst, R.J. 2018. Energy grade line analysis of tsunami run-up on the Sendai Plain after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. Coastal Engineering 140: 306-315
Earthworks Engineering
Bathurst, R.J. 2023. Chapter 24 Geosynthetics: 5th Edition Canadian Foundation Engineering Manual, 2023.
Bathurst, R.J. 2023. Chapter 21 Reinforced Soil Walls (MSE walls): 5th Edition Canadian Foundation Engineering Manual, 2023.
Miyata, Y., Bathurst, R.J. and Takano, D. 2021. Ports, waterways and coastal structures. Chapter 17, Handbook of Geosynthetic Engineering, Third edition, Editor: S.K. Shukla, ICE Publishing, London, UK, 343-351.
Van Dyk, A., Bathurst, R.J., Maher, M. and Boone, S. 2017. Design, Construction, Maintenance and Inspection Guide for Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls, Transportation Association of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 136 p.
Damians, I.P., Bathurst, R.J., Adroguer, E.G., Josa, A. and Lloret, A. 2018. Sustainability assessment of earth retaining wall structures. Environmental Geotechnics 5(4): 187-203
Bathurst, R.J., Zeeb, B., Reimer, K. and Rowe, R.K. Case Study of a Novel Geocomposite Barrier System for Hydrocarbon Containment on Brevoort Island, Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites in Arctic and Cold Climates - ARCSACC 2005, Edmonton, Alberta, 8-10 May, 2005, 10 p.
English bathurst-r@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6479
Dr Adam Chapnick (he/him) Defence Studies
Canadian Foreign Policy; Canada-US relations; UN Security Council; Canadian politics
English chapnick@cfc.dnd.ca (416) 482-6800, ext 6853
Dr Christian Leuprecht Political Science and Economics
Defence, National Security, Intelligence, Cyber, Demography, Border Security, Arctic/Antarctic, Geopolitics, NATO, Financial and Economic Crime
Intelligence as Democratic Statecraft (OUP, 2021)
Patterns in Border Security (Routledge, 2022)
Polar Cousins: Antarctic and Arctic Geostrategic Futures (University of Calgary Press, 2022)
Security. Cooperation. Governance. (University of Michigan Press, 2023)
Dirty Money: Financial Crime in Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2023)
English, French christian.leuprecht@rmc-cmr.ca (613) 541-6000; ext 6428;
(800) 352-8979
Dr Stéphanie Bélanger (she/her) French Language, Literature and Culture
Military and Veteran Health Research
C0-founder, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research - Co-fondatrice, Institut canadien de recherche sur la santé des militaires et des vétérans
Co-Editor in Chief, Stéphanie A.H. Bélanger and David Pedlar, Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, University of Toronto Press, since Feb 2015, 5 issues per year. Open Access: https://jmvfh.utpjournals.press/toc/jmvfh/current
Stéphanie A. H. Bélanger, Pierre Jolicoeur and Stéphanie von Hlatky, The New Directions in Foreign Policy, Military, and Security Studies series, proposing to examine topics in foreign policy, military and security studies in the contemporary era, and offering fresh perspectives on foreign affairs and global governance with an emphasis on the human dimensions of war – including the health and well-being of soldiers, factors that influence operational effectiveness, civil-military relations and decisions on the use of force ,as well as the ethical, moral and legal ramification of ongoing conflicts and wars. Funded in June 2016.
French, English stephanie.belanger@rmc.ca (613) 539-2936
Dr Joel Sokolsky Political Science and Economics
Canadian Defence Policy
Joseph T, Jockel and Joel J. Sokolsky Canada in NATO, 1949-2019, Montreal , McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021
Modern Naval policy
"Joel J. Sokolsky “The International Fraternity of the Uniform: Implications for Civil–Military Relations,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, March 2021 https://oxfordre.com/politics/view/10.1093/acrefore/ 9780190228637.001.0001/acrefore-9780190228637-e-1875
American foreign and defence policy
Joel Sokolsky “Multilateral-Richard Gary Colbert (1915-1973),” John B. Hattendorf and Bruce A. Elleman, Eds., Nineteen-Gun Salute: Case Studies of Operational, Strategic, and Diplomatic Naval Leadership during the 20th and Early 21st Centuries (Newport, RI: Naval War College Press, 2010).
English sokolsky-j@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6911
Dr Frédéric Labarre (he/him) War Studies/Political Science
Strategic history, NATO-Russia relations, Central and Eastern Europe, South Caucasus, Gopolitics and Geostrategy, anti-missile defence, and defence reform.
"The Battle of Tskhinvali Revisited", Small Wars Journal, Oct. 2014. "Defence Innovation and Foreign Policy." In: Black and Johns, eds. Russia after 2012… London: Routledge 2013. "The Sources of Neo-Mercantilism", in Black and Johns, eds. Manotick: Penumbra Press, 2009. "Is Missile Defence Moral?" International Affairs (Journal of the CIIA), Vol. 60, summer 2005.
English, French flabarrephd@gmail.com
(343) 580-7776
Dr François Rivest (he/him) Mathematics and Computer Science
Artificial Intelligence
Gasmallah, G., Rivest, F., Zulkernine, F., & Breton, M. (2023, to appear) Quantifying Path Smoothness in Video Object Tracking by Detection. The 36th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (CanAI 2023).
Suman, S, Etemad, A., & Rivest, F.. (2022, early access) Towards Personalization of User Preferences in Partially Observable Smart Home Environments. IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence.
Zwicker, J., & Rivest, F. (2022) Interval Timing: Modelling the Break-run-break Pattern Using Start/stop Threshold-less Drift–diffusion Model. Journal of Mathematical Psychology 108. [JCR 5-YIF 2.61]
Hogan, I., Qiao, D., Luo, R., Moattari, M., Carthy, M., Zulkernine, F., Rivest, F., Breton, M. (2021), FireWarn: Fire Hazards Detection Using Deep Learning Models. 2021 IEEE Third International Conference on Cognitive Machine Intelligence (CogMI).
S. Suman, A. Etemad, F. Rivest. (2021, early access) Potential Impacts of Smart Homes on Human Behavior: A Reinforcement Learning Approach. IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence.
English, French francois.rivest@rmc.ca (613) 541-6000, ext 6232
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