Professor Dane Rowlands and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) have been recognized for demonstrating “exceptional support for Reservist employees and students” by the Canadian Forces Liason Council.
The School was given an award for Best Practices in Educator Support (Support to Student Reservists) at a provincial awards ceremony in Toronto in March.
NPSIA supported Corporal Turcotte “on short notice when he was called to deploy on Operation PROVISION, the whole-of-government support to resettling Syrian refugees in Canada. NPSIA allowed Cpl Turcotte extensions to complete his work, to file them online from CFB Kingston and did not penalize him marks for this absences from class,” according to a statement.
Corporal Turcotte, a student in the program, was part of a company of soldiers sent to CFB Kingston in November 2016 to prepare an emergency reception centre for refugees. His job was to ensure communications support for the company.