Atlantic Military Affairs Symposium,
Charlottetown 30-31 March 2012
Two-day event highlights the maritime role in the defence of Canada
Historians of Canada in peace and war from across Canada along with local soldiers, sailors and aircrew form the core of these events focusing on the role of Atlantic Canada in the defence of the nation. The event features presentations on subjects ranging from the 19th Century militia and our regional contribution in two world wars to the role of today's Atlantic Canadian reservists serving around the world.
The Gregg Centre launched this series in 2010, in partnership with the University of New Brunswick's Saint John Campus, the University of Prince Edward Island and Maritime Canadian Forces Reserve units to host annual two-day public conferences connecting Atlantic Canada's military history to the modern Canadian Forces.
30-31 March 2012, Charlottetown, PEI
The Prince Edward Island Regiment's Queen Charlotte Armoury,
On the Corner of Haviland and Water Streets
The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick, the University of Prince Edward Island, HMCS Queen Charlotte and the Prince Edward Island Regiment are teaming up to host the 3rd annual Atlantic Military Affairs Symposium in Charlottetown. The even includes local and national scholars along with Canadian Forces members presenting on subjects ranging from the Island's contribution in two world wars, the role of PEI army and naval reservists, security challenges Canada faces in today's world as well as the issue of Canada's new generation of veteran.
This AMAS features a keynote address on Friday, 30 March by Colonel David Patterson, recently returned from a year's service assisting with the surge of US forces into Kandahar and southern Afghanistan.
The organizers aim to bring together academics, Island Reservists, students, and the general public interested in how Prince Edward Island connects to Canada's military past and present. Featured speakers include The Gregg Centre's Marc Milner and Lee Windsor, Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Sprague, veteran of Operation Medusa in 2006, the RCAF Detachment commander aboard HMCS Charlottetown returned from service off the coast of Libya and Keith Hillier from Veterans' Affairs Canada.
Admission is free and all are welcome.
The Program: Charlottetown AMAS, 2012: Islanders at War and Peace