Annex D: Funding Results for Collaborative Networks

Network Directors: Stéfanie von Hlatky (Queen’s University) and Justin Massie (UQAM)

Network for Strategic Analysis

Kingston, ON

Defence Policy Challenges Addressed: Evolving Role of Major Powers, Defence Relations, The Future of Capacity Building

The Network for Strategic Analysis examines regional tensions that can impact international stability and Canadian security; opportunities to support international organizations; and, strategies for Canada to enhance its effectiveness in capacity building. It is the first fully bilingual MINDS Collaborative Network that looks to support DND/CAF’s work in both official languages.

Network Directors: Barbara Perry, Ontario Tech University; and David Hofmann, University of New Brunswick

Network for Research on Hateful Conduct and Right-Wing Extremism in the CAF

Oshawa, ON and Fredericton, NB

Defence Policy Challenges Addressed: Addressing and Preventing Hateful Conduct and Radicalization, Anticipating Future Challenges

The Network for Research on Hateful Conduct and Right-Wing Extremism in the CAF is examining policy issues related to hateful conduct and radicalization in the CAF. It is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of Canadian experts and practitioners operating within regional hubs. The network is conducting case studies, social media analyses, and interviews with members of the Defence Team to better understand the issue and inform responses.

Network Director: Philippe Dufort, Archipelago of Design

Innovative Methodologies for Defence Challenges Network

Ottawa, ON

Defence Policy Challenges Addressed: The Rise of the Grey Zone / Hybrid Warfare, Anticipating Future Challenges, The Future of Capacity Building

The Military Design & Innovation Collaboration Network aims to build upon an existing network of researchers and military practitioners to centralize efforts in the area of Military Design. Its topics of research are varied and extensive, and include utilizing design thinking in response to hybrid warfare, as well as in support of investments in people and capabilities over the next 10 to 50 years.

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