Aug/Sep Issue: Our Changing North
Aug21

Aug/Sep Issue: Our Changing North

In this issue, we are excited to share articles geared toward the Arctic. Our main feature is an interview with BGen Patrick Carpentier, Commander of the Joint Task Force (North). BGen Carpentier talks about his main focus areas, the role of Strong, Secure, Engaged, in the Canadian Arctic, communication challenges, and security and threats to the North. Other articles...

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Today’s skilled worker shortage and the 90’s technology “Brain Drain”: What can we learn from Nortel?
Aug20

Today’s skilled worker shortage and the 90’s technology “Brain Drain”: What can we learn from Nortel?

Canada, one of the most educated populations in the world, is yet again experiencing a skills shortage spanning junior developers to specialized cybersecurity practitioners and senior executives. According to employee surveys, the problem has been compounded by employers not providing adequate training, and externally academia struggles to educate students due to high competition from industry for qualified instructors in...

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Dec/Jan 2018 issue: Cyber, Data and C4ISR
Jan11

Dec/Jan 2018 issue: Cyber, Data and C4ISR

Over the past few months, I have been collaborating with a few prominent figures from the military and industry in defining our theme and agenda for C4ISR and Beyond 2018. I’m excited to announce that we have a sterling lineup in place for this upcoming event that will delve into the theme of Beyond Sensors. Over the past few...

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Do you know where your suppliers are?
Jun30

Do you know where your suppliers are?

Trump’s Trade war will force country of origin tracking in supply chains. I wrote an article in the Toronto SUN newspaper a few months ago titled, “How America won the chicken war and why Trump will try it again”. The crux of the article was about a tax that the Germans imposed on American chicken after the Second World...

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A new technology in Canada to modernize HF radio
Jun09

A new technology in Canada to modernize HF radio

Since its modest introduction in the early 1900s, high-frequency (HF) communications have come a long way. Today, with the advancement of technology, HF radios are seen as an invention of the past and for many, it should remain there, but that is not the case. HF has evolved with technology and today is a viable communications tool for both...

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Arctic Ports for Canadian Seapower – Part 2
May24

Arctic Ports for Canadian Seapower – Part 2

By Timothy Choi My previous post explored some of the benefits that could be accrued from establishing ports in the Arctic, not least in possibly strengthening Canada’s claim to a contested extended continental shelf if it were to reach UN arbitration. As I noted in my last article, a state’s ability to respond to maritime security emergencies in the area in...

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