Canadian Military Colleges Review Board


December 6, 2023 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian Military Colleges Review Board (CMCRB) is comprised of five external education and culture experts and two internal Department of National Defence (DND)/Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members. The CMCRB will make recommendations pertaining to Recommendation 28 and the first part of Recommendation 29 of the Independent External Comprehensive Review (IECR) Report.

The CMCRB will analyze the costs, benefits, advantages and disadvantages, both to the CAF and Canada, of continuing to educate Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP) naval/officer cadets at Canada’s two military colleges – Royal Military College (RMC) Kingston and RMC Saint-Jean.

Chairperson – Dr. Kathy Hogarth

Dr. Kathy Hogarth holds a PhD in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has more than 20 years' experience as an adult-education specialist at the University of Waterloo, Renison University College, King’s University College, York University and Wilfrid Laurier University, specifically in the roles of professor, lecturer, dean, and special advisor on anti-racism and inclusivity. Dr. Hogarth’s most recent position was Associate Vice President, Global Strategy at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is a published author in numerous academic journals in the areas of social work, psychology, anti-racism, diversity and inclusion, and has spoken widely at national and international conferences on the topics of racial representation, multiculturalism, and the lived experiences of racialized peoples in Canada.

Young Adult Socialization Expert - Dr. Chantal Beauvais

Dr. Chantal Beauvais has 20 years' experience in university management most recently as Rector at the University of Saint-Paul where she was responsible for implementing the strategic vision of the university, including transformative change in its day-to-day operations. As a professor of philosophy, she relaunched the faculty and department by creating new programs in philosophy and ethics. Dr. Beauvais also established a partnership with the First Nations Education Council of Quebec that led to the co-creation and co-delivery of an undergraduate certificate in First Nations Leadership. She has experience in university governance, including as past Chair of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean Board of Governors and is involved in public sector associations and committees focused on social integration and the accessibility of higher education to marginalized people. She sits on several boards of directors, including the Gîte-Ami in Gatineau, a community organization that works with disadvantaged people.

Culture Evolution Expert – Mr. Michael Goldbloom

Mr. Michael Goldbloom, C.M. served as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Bishop’s University from August 2008 to July 2023. Prior to that he was Vice-Principal Public Affairs at McGill University. He began his professional career as a labour lawyer and was subsequently President of the YMCA de Montreal. Mr. Goldboom has extensive experience in Canada’s news industry, initially as a journalist and editorial writer, and subsequently as Publisher of The Gazette in Montreal and of the Toronto Star. In 2013 he received the Order of Canada in recognition of his work in building bridges between Montreal’s English- and French-speaking communities. He is experienced in institutional leadership, strategic planning, labour relations, governance, government relations, equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives, finance and risk management. Mr. Goldbloom has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada since 2018.

Executive Expert – Dr. Renée Légaré

Dr. Renée Légaré is a human resources executive with more than 25 years of experience in various industries, including healthcare, security, transportation and education. Her background is in talent development and management, behaviour and change management practices, and organizational development and design. As the Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer at The Ottawa Hospital, Dr. Légaré built a responsive and agile human resources department responsible for 12,000 employees, and oversaw the performance and engagement of more than 15,500 staff working at more than 19 locations. Her speciality is performance management and culture change, specifically as it relates to health and safety, retention, reward and recognition and staff morale. Dr. Légaré’s most recent work is with the Telfer School of Management as a seconded professor in leadership development.

Academic Expert – Dr. Martin Maltais

Dr. Martin Maltais holds a Doctorate in Educational Administration and Evaluation from the Université Laval in Québec City. Prior to joining the CMCRB, he was a professor of financing and education policies at the Lévis campus of the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR). Author of several reports and research projects, he has experience in the development of higher education, research and digital policies. Dr. Maltais was a member of the Council of Directors and served on the executive committee of UQAR. He holds other membership roles at various Canadian university governing bodies and is a visiting research fellow at international universities in Europe and the United States.

DND Public Service Executive – Ms. Suneeta Millington

Ms. Suneeta Millington studied Humanities at the University of Calgary before obtaining her Juris Doctor from the University of Western Ontario. She joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 2006 and was called to the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Barrister & Solicitor in 2007. Fluent in English, French and Spanish, Ms. Millington has experience in international peace and security, international law, multilateral negotiation and diplomacy, organizational management, and corporate governance. She has held a range of positions in Canada and abroad, including at the UN in New York and Geneva; Global Affairs Canada headquarters; CAF Office of the Judge Advocate General; Canadian Special Operations Forces Command; and International Security Policy at DND. Most recently, she served as Director of Operations at the Privy Council Office, providing advice and support to the Prime Minister and Cabinet in relation to Foreign & Defence Policy.

Military Representative – Colonel Kyle Solomon

Colonel Kyle Solomon is an Army Engineer who graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) Kingston in 1997 with a degree in Chemical and Materials Engineering. He has command experience at the Troop, Squadron, Unit and Formation levels and broad staff experience across DND/CAF. He has international deployments to Kosovo and Afghanistan, and domestic operations’ experience in Quebec. Colonel Solomon is a registered Professional Engineer and holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Military Arts and Science, and a Master of Business Administration. He is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army School of Advanced Military Studies. Prior to his secondment to the CMCRB, he was the Commandant of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College.

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