Category Archives: Recorded Zoom Webinars

During the COVID shutdown, these webinars were hosted on Zoom and recorded.

The Ukraine Conflict and Alleged War Crimes

One cannot follow the main-stream media about the Russo-Ukrainian War without the constant reference to “war crimes,” more often than not without any further analysis. The format tends to carry a byline that claims “experts say,” which is then followed … Continue reading

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Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Sciences (ROPOS) ROV – Doug Bancroft

From Global Science to Recovering Helicopters in the Arctic Doug is currently President and CEO of the Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility (CSSF). The CSSF operates state-of-the-art Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV). It has supported Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Natural … Continue reading

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Fighting BC Wildfires – John Flanagan

John Flanagan is a retired senior fire specialist with 40+ years in the BC Forest Service. John has worked in emergency management response operations during some of the most severe wildfires in BC’s history. His experience includes prevention, preparedness, suppression, … Continue reading

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Terrible Victory: First Canadian Army and the Scheldt Campaign, 1944 – RUSI-VI Webinar 2022-01-12

On September 13, 1944, First Canadian Army’s most horrific battle of the Second World War began in the Belgian and Dutch lowlands near Antwerp. The sixty-mile Scheldt waterway linking Europe’s greatest port to the North Sea was crucial to support … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: Canadian Strategic Lessons Identified and Not Learned – RUSI-VI Webinar 2021-11-10

This presentation examines the evolution of Canada’s unique whole-of-government (WoG) approach, in the context of international cooperation, in Afghanistan. Although that effort resulted in great gains when the Canadian Forces were actively involved in a combat role, the Canadian Government … Continue reading

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Canadians in the Spanish Civil War

Speaker: Dr. James Kempling The first Canadian volunteers arrived in Spain in early 1937 to fight Fascism, and by the time the Spanish Civil war ended, 1600+ Canadians had served. They were assigned initially to the American, Abraham Lincoln Battalion. … Continue reading

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Britain’s Shield: The Failure to Stop the Night-Time Blitz

Speaker: Dr. David Zimmerman, UVic This is the second presentation drawn from David’s book, Britain’s Shield: Radar and the Defeat of the Luftwaffe. The first presentation covered the British development of radar, which was only one part of a highly … Continue reading

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SS Werewolf Guerrilla Resistance 1944-47

Conventional wisdom suggests that the western Allies and the Soviets were the only ones who supported resistance movements. However, Hitler had his own version of SOE, as the Nazis encouraged guerrilla warfare against their enemies, especially as Europe was liberated … Continue reading

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GREYHOUND Movie Production with Gord Laco (RCN Ret’d) Naval Technical Consultant

NAC-VI and RUSI-VI members hosted this Zoom presentation on Wed April 14th at 1:00 PM (PST) with Gord Laco (a former RCN reserve Public Affairs Officer). Gord was the technical consultant regarding naval tactics and techniques for the film. The webinar covers … Continue reading

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US Space Force, Combatant Command and Canadian Collaboration

From the RUSI-VI online Zoom webinar featuring Brigadier General Kevin G. Whale recorded on Wednesday, 31 March, 2021. Space Operations Command (SpOC) is a field command of the United States Space Force (USSF). Headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado … Continue reading

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