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Focus on Ethics 2016: Time to Talk

– Mark your calendars — national ethics awareness activities for Defence Team personnel will be taking place from October 24-28. Titled Focus on Ethics 2016: Time to Talk, the week-long event is presented by the Defence Ethics Programme’s (DEP). Incorporating the theme of “Towards Ethical Excellence in Defence,” guest speakers will include Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett, Lieutenant-General …

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Ethically, what would you do? Getting what you want

–   Captain Sarah Finch-Ouellette, a new administration officer in the base commander’s office, has been assigned to coordinate the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC), which raises funds for charities in the community. The Commander has said to Capt Finch-Ouellette that he would like to strongly encourage people to contribute to the campaign, and …

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CAF pilot conquers new peaks

– Canadian Armed Forces members are known to be proud of their jobs, but one CH-146 Griffon pilot is taking this notion to new heights. Capt Antoine Labranche, a pilot with 438 “City of Montreal” Tactical Helicopter Squadron (438 Tac Hel Sqn) and seasoned mountaineer, has just conquered three legendary peaks in Europe: Mont Blanc in …

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In-line skating is a good alternative to running

– I have been running regularly for over 20 years and I now find that if I run more than two days in a row my hips get sore. I am considering in-line skating several days a week to see if this reduces the impact on my body. My problem is that in-line skating looks almost …

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22 push ups from RMCC

– Royal Military College of Canada held a campus-wide 22 Push-up Challenge on the parade square September 9. The social media movement was originally designed to bring awareness to the average number of 22 American veterans who commit suicide every day, and to get people to think about mental health amongst international veterans, first responders and …

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ADM(S&T) provides solutions for Defence projects

– Many Defence Team members are not aware of the collaboration and history the Assistant Deputy Minister (Science &Technology) has with the DND and the CAF. So we would like to change this, by showcasing just a small portion of the great work that the ADM(S&T) groups are doing with various partners across the country. We …

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Genetic sequencing could help diagnose PTSD

– Defence research scientists are developing a study on how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be linked to certain genes, which may help with diagnosis and treatment. Every person has a particular set of genes that act like recipes for a variety of traits. Some human genes are different depending on the person. These are the …

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities – December 3

–   The Defence Team is celebrating this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD) under the theme “Achieving the Future we Want”. What’s happening in your area to commemorate IDPWD? The Defence Champion for Persons with Disabilities, Len Bastien and the joint military/civilian National Employment Equity Commemorative Events Coordination team are interested to know and can …

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Neck pain research yields solutions

– Neck pain is a common complaint among CH-146 Griffon helicopter pilots and flight engineers, and the CAF is looking for solutions to the problem. Experts from Defence Research and Development Canada’s (DRDC’s) Toronto Research Centre and the Canadian Forces Environmental Medicine Establishment (CFEME) have studied this problem that can affect up to 75 per cent …

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Promising results in DRDC study on traumatic brain injury

– Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) scientists are analyzing specific proteins in rats that help to measure the effects of traumatic injury on the brain. Primary blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury (PbTBI) is an important topic of study because exposure to a blast is a potential hazard for many CAF members, both on exercise and …

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