• Atlantic Military Affairs Symposium:

Islanders at War and Peace, Charlottetown 2012

30-31 March 2012


Friday, 30 March 2012

Keynote Address: Inside the Surge: A Canadian Perspective on the American Transition in Southern Afghanistan, Colonel David Patterson, (1st Canadian Division HQ, CFB Kingston)

Saturday, 31 March 2012

8:15 - 8:45 a.m.          Coffee

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.          Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Don Desserud, Dean of Arts, UPEI,
  • Dr. Marc Milner, Director of the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society, UNB     

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.         Panel I: Atlantic Canada and the Second World War

  • September '42 in the St. Lawrence: War Comes to Canada's Shores, Dr. Marc Milner, The Gregg Centre, UNB
  • The Prince Edward Island Regiment's Sister Regiment in Action: The 8th New Brunswick Hussars in Action in Italy, 1944, Dr. Lee Windsor, The Gregg Centre, UNB

10:45 - 12:15 p.m.        Panel II: The Canadian Forces Abroad Since the Cold War

  • From Bosnia to Kandahar: The Royal Canadian Regiment at the Edges of War, Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Sprague, CF Liaison Officer to Veterans Affairs Canada
  • HMCS Charlottetown and the Libyan Uprising, Major Allison Dymond, Sea King Detachment Commander on HMCS Charlottetown

12:15 - 1:00 p.m.         Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.           Panel III: Responding to the New Generation of Canadian Veterans

  • The Transformation of Veterans Affairs to Meet the Needs of the New Veteran, Keith Hillier, Assistant Deputy Minister, Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Serving Veterans Still in Uniform, Lieutenant-Colonel Christopher Hand, Joint Personnel Support Unit, NB/PEI

All are welcome to attend. Admission is free. For more information, please contact Dr. Lee Windsor.