Author Archives: Michael K. Barbour

About Michael K. Barbour

Michael K. Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California. He has been involved with K-12 online learning in a variety of countries for well over a decade as a researcher, teacher, course designer and administrator. Michael's research focuses on the effective design, delivery and support of K-12 online learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier turns 20

An item from the Legion Magazine.

Front Lines
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier turns 20

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier turns 20

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

More than 20 years ago, The Royal Canadian Legion set out to honour some 115,000 Canadians who made the ultimate sacrifice in two world wars, Korea, South Africa and Afghanistan. The effort culminated in a ceremony in France, where the remains of an unknown Canadian soldier killed at Vimy Ridge in 1917 were exhumed from his grave and brought home to Canada.


Military Milestones
Jitter and snatch patrols in Korea

Canadian pilots respond to crisis in Kosovo

Story by Sharon Adams

On June 2, 1999, intense diplomatic negotiations began in the Balkans, bringing to an end 78 days of military bombing in Kosovo, in which Royal Canadian Air Force pilots took part.

In 1989, Serbian president Slobodan Milošević repealed constitutional autonomy of the province of Kosovo; Kosovo’s ethnic Albanians, who had long suffered persecution by Serbs, began protests that grew increasingly violent throughout the civil war marking the breakup of Yugoslavia.


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This week in history
This week in history

June 6, 1944

About 450 Canadians are among the Allied paratroopers
who land behind German coastal defences on D-Day.


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We are sorry that you were not able to attend Canada’s D-Day Story: A Webinar Presented by the Juno Beach Centre Association

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C100 Stands with the Black Community: Statement from our Co-chairs Andre Charoo and Shari Hatch Jones, and Executive Director Laura Buhler

A statement on the current events from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

C100 Stands with the Black Community: Statement from our Co-chairs Andre Charoo and Shari Hatch Jones, and Executive Director Laura Buhler 

Dear Michael,

As we write to you today, helicopters circle overhead and protestors kneel, march, and chant for racial justice. We would like to use this opportunity to affirm C100’s values and our stance on diversity and inclusion; and to open the door to frank discussions with our own community about how C100 can be an agent of service in the fight against racism in our society.

Together with you, we are angered and saddened by the appalling death of George Floyd last week, by the shootings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, the still-mysterious death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet among others, and we are deeply distraught by the racist treatment of Christian Cooper by a Canadian woman in Central Park in New York. We know many of you feel deep pain and inner turmoil that such hatred and racism is a reality today. We feel that pain with you.

To Black members of our community at large, C100 stands with you. We stand against racism and prejudice, individual and systemic, in all its forms. Unequivocally, C100 affirms that #BlackLivesMatter. As an organization, we aim to embody the very best expression of our Canadian ideals, standing for diversity, respect and inclusion. 

As an organization, this means that we are committed to actively seeking out opportunities to support diversity in our programs, in our own business practices, and in the communities we touch. As a community, we encourage all of our members, in whatever role you play or where you sit to use your platform to advocate for positive change. Actions may range from personal to public, from seemingly minor to the transformational. But each is an act in the elimination of racism from our society, our system, and our own hearts. This appeal is not specific to citizens of one country or another, but to our very humanity, and to the global citizenship we each hold.

The C100 community is one whose individual members hold some of the most esteemed positions in leadership in the technology world. And so we’d like to open the door to your ideas about how we can best support each other and our communities at this time, how we might be able to use the C100’s unique platform of entrepreneurs, investors, and senior leaders to impact the issue of anti-Black racism. However you might be moved to be an agent of change in the fight against racism. If you think C100 can amplify your impact, we want to hear from you.

Canadian leaders in our community have stepped up and we hope their actions inspire you in some way.

Shopify will donate $500K to the NAACP and $250K each to the Black Health Alliance and to Campaign Zero, which campaigns against police violence in the U.S.

Stewart Butterfield (CEO, Slack) and his partner Jen Rubio pledged $1M in donations and will match up to $300K to ten organizations, including the NAACP and #BlackLivesMatter.

Lastly, we’d like to draw attention to the Black Innovation Fellowship, an initiative run by C100’s Partner, the DMZ, an incubator and accelerator based Ryerson University in Toronto. Here, they have profiled a few Black founders in their community who are giving a “new meaning to inclusive technology”. 

In solidarity and support for the movement, the three of us have made financial contributions to the following organizations: National Bail FundBlack Visions Collectivethe NAACPCampaign Zero, and have signed the Color of Change platform of structural demands and reforms on the policing system.


Laura Buhler, C100 Executive Director

Andre Charoo, C100 Co-chair

Shari Hatch Jones, C100 Co-chair


Announcing the 2020 Rita Ross Prize winner; personal finances during COVID-19

An item from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

Canadian Studies Announcements
In this issue:
  • Fallon Burner wins Rita Ross Prize for Canadian Studies
  • Affiliate event: Personal Finances during COVID-19 for Canadians
Fallon Burner Wins Rita Ross Prize in Canadian Studies
We are pleased to announce that Fallon Burner is the 2020 recipient of the Rita Ross Undergraduate Prize in Canadian Studies. Named in honor of our program’s longtime associate director, the prize recognizes outstanding original research on a Canadian topic by a UC Berkeley undergraduate student.
Ms. Burner’s winning project, “Healing Through Language: Revitalization and Renewal in the Wendat Confederacy”, was undertaken as a year-long capstone honors thesis for Berkeley’s history department, and was partially sponsored by Canadian Studies. The thesis examines the history of the languages of the Wendat Confederacy, showing the vital role that language plays in the Indigenous community, how its history is tied to issues of erasure and survival, and the role that language revitalization projects have in addressing transgenerational trauma. It also advocates for increasing Native voices in the field of history, and suggests ancestral language proficiency is a key aspect of this process.
Ms. Burner, herself a Wendat descendant, accordingly made learning to speak Wendat a central goal of her project. During her research, she conducted oral histories with members of the Wendat community at several locations, most notably at the Wendake Reserve in Québec. She also attended a First Nations Language Keepers Gathering in Saskatoon to discuss Indigenous language programs with representatives from other Canadian Indigenous communities. Ms. Burner presented the results of her research at a special panel hosted by Canadian Studies in late April, where it drew significant interest.
Now an official Berkeley graduate, Ms. Burner will be continuing her research at the University of Saskatchewan next year under Dr. Kathryn Labelle. She expressed her “profound gratitude” to Canadian Studies for providing “crucial funding in the early stages of this project”; in return, we extend our warmest congratulations to Ms. Burner for her excellent scholarship, and wish her well in her continued academic endeavours.
Chesterfield Chat: Personal Finances During COVID-19 and Cross-Border Considerations for Canadians
Panel | June 10 | 4:00 p.m. | Online – RSVP required
The Digital Moose Lounge and Royal Bank of Canada are hosting a webinar providing financial advice for Canadians living and working in the Bay Area during COVID-19.
The panel will be moderated by David Stewart, current Canadian Studies Advisory Board chair and DML board member. Other speakers will be Heather Pelant, partner at Baker Street Advisors, and Alain Forget, head of sales and business development at RBC USA.
Learn more and register here. For more information, please contact the Digital Moose Lounge directly at
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Canadian Studies Program | Univ. of California, Berkeley, 213 Moses Hall #2308, Berkeley, CA 94720


Your Marine Club News for June 2020

An item from a fellow veterans organization in the Bay Area.


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This MonthTHANK YOU! You recently received a Memorial Day message from us, asking for your support as we continue to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice, to keep their names alive for future generations. Your loyalty and generosity continue to hearten us as we stay focused on getting through this most challenging time.

Our commmitment to be “a tribute to those who have gone before; and a service to those who carry on” is unwavering. Thank you for showing us that we truly are in this together!

If you didn’t get the chance to make a gift and are able to, please CLICK HERE.

We wish you and your loved ones good health!

Crossroads of the Corps

Your Association and Club News for Winter 2020


Watch your mailbox for the Summer 2020 edition of Crossroads of the Corps. Inside, you’ll find a 15th anniversary retrospective of our Gold Star Parents event, Board Member and staff profiles, and much more. Be sure to share your copy of the magazine, especially with Veterans who are not yet members.


Your Home Away From Home

Planning a Stay at Your Club


Throughout the pandemic crisis, the Marines’ Memorial’s Hotel facilities have remained open for essential travel. Rest assured that we follow all recommended safety/hygiene guidelines. As we look forward, with the summer season upon us, we want you to feel safe and confident in planning a vacation stay at your Club. Given the uncertainties around future travel, we have devised a modified cancellation policy, effective through 30 June 2020. Please click the link below for details. We look forward to welcoming you back with all of the warmth and hospitality you deserve!



Let’s Stay Connected

A Greeting from Your Marines’ Memorial Family


We miss you! Click on the link below to see some familiar faces and hear our hopes for you and for the day we get to see you again at your Club.


Take a Virtual Tour of the Living Memorial


If you have not yet seen this excellent video tour, hosted by Col Brendan Kearney, USMC (Ret.), why not take a moment now? It’s a great reminder of the power of honoring our legacy, and of what makes the Marines’ Memorial Club so unique.


Explore Our YouTube Channel


Are there events you’ve attended, enjoyed and would like to revisit? Or a few you couldn’t make it to? Well, settle in: there are dozens of videos here, including Meet the Author, Commemorations, George P. Shultz Lecture Series, other special Speaker Events, and more.


Let Us Hear from You!


As we shelter in place, many of us are doing our best to “make lemonade,” tackling home projects, getting back to hobbies we’ve missed, or embarking on new learning adventures. A 95-year-old we know has become a whiz at Zoom so she can see her great grandchildren. How about you? What are you doing to stay sane, entertained, productive, and socially connected?


Special Combined Federal Campaign Drive Ends 3 June


May’s monthlong celebration of US service members has passed, but the Combined Federal Campaign’s special fundraising drive continues for just a few more days. If you haven’t already, please consider a donation directed to the Marines’ Memorial Foundation through the CFC.


Renew Your Membership or Upgrade to a Lifetime Benefactor Membership


This is truly a win-win! Benefactor membership privileges include: Lifetime Membership, a special Benefactor Holiday (2 nights plus $50 for dinner in the Leatherneck Steakhouse), Suite Upgrades at no charge (based on availability), 15% Discount on Food and Beverage, 15% at Marine Club Store, and Advance Reservations for select MMC events.


New Members: Another Great Idea for Gift Certificates


At the beginning of March, we launched our 2020 Membership Drive, with a goal of 250 new members by 30 June. While many things have changed, one has not: the outstanding longterm value of a Marines’ Memorial membership. Consider helping a veteran you know to make the decision to join by gifting them their first year of membership! Gift certificates are available now by phone, and an online purchase option is coming soon.

Buying a gift certificate for a Hotel Stay in the future is also a great way to feed your optimism for better times ahead. Likewise for booking a future hotel stay. We understand the situation is fluid and we will be flexible with any needed reservation changes.




Follow Marines’ Memorial on Social Media


Like our Facebook page or follow us on Instagram for updates on upcoming events and updates. Click on the links below or search marinesmemorial. 


More for Members

Leadership for Youngsters


Marines’ Memorial Foundation Board Member MK Palmore offers this entertaining guide for young people and their parents. It is based on the Marine Corps’ 14 leadership traits and is well worth a look. You can designate a portion of the purchase price to support Marines’ Memorial through Amazon Smile!


Gold Star Parents Event on


In a piece honoring Gold Star Families published on Memorial Day, Scott Huesing paints a vivid picture of both the anguish and solace of attending this year’s Gold Star memorial service. Scott, a retired Marine infantry officer, is also the author of “Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of U.S. Marines in Iraq’s Deadliest City”.


Wedding on a Budget? Take a look at our Skyline Package.

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Let’s be optimistic and look forward to a beautiful 2020 wedding season. Consider your Club’s Skyline Wedding Package. Available Sunday and Monday evenings only, your all-inclusive celebration for 50 to 90 guests takes place on the Club’s 12th floor, with stunning views, expert event coordination, exceptional service, and gourmet catering.


Reciprocal Clubs Worldwide: Download the List 


When the all-clear comes, the travelers among us will be making plans. As a member, you have reciprocal privileges at over 250 private clubs around the world! The complete listing of our Reciprocal Clubs, including addresses and contact information, is available for download here.

In Our Theatre |


The Marines’ Memorial Theatre is dark for now, but we’ll be back. Watch this space and the Theatre’s website for updates.

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Just announced – June 10th! Financial Planning and Cross-border Considerations for Canadians

An event from one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay Area.

Canadians in the Bay Area have so many questions during this pandemic! We hope you can join us for our next virtual event.
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