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About Michael 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.

Who won the war in Europe?

From the Legion Magazine.

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Who won the war in Europe? Historians weigh in

Who won the war in Europe?
Historians weigh in

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

History isn’t always what we might assume it to be, and there appears to be no consensus among nations over the question of which country contributed most to the Allies’ Second World War victory in Europe.The North American public tends to assume that the United States played the greatest role in bringing about VE-Day. But don’t tell that to a Russian.

Front Lines approached Legion Magazine’s stable of respected war historians with the question: Who played the greatest role in the Second World War’s Allied victory in Europe—the United States, the United Kingdom, or the Soviet Union? And why? Here are their answers:


Canada and the Second World War: The Battles
Prisoners of War

Prisoners of War
Stories by Sharon Adams and Todd E. Caissie

Canadians taken captive in the First and Second World Wars experienced brutality and starvation in prison camps, sometimes suffering years of confinement that compromised their health and sanity.

This new special web feature uncovers the true stories of Canadians who were captured in WW I and WW II through captivating narration and informed research on their experiences. The site also includes a bonus story on the fascinating treatment of PoWs on Canadian soil.


This week in history
This Week in History

May 24, 1944

Lieutenant-Colonel John Mahony successfully holds his company’s position amid counterattacks at the Melfa River in Italy. For these actions, he receives the Victoria Cross.


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Insights from Michael Litt, Co-founder of Vidyard [VIDEO]

From one of our fellow Bay area organizations focused on Canadians.

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As a valued C100 community member, we want to share with you this week’s episode of “our stories_” – a video series that features real-life stories of successes, failures and insights to enhance global success of Canadian startups.

You’ll want to watch this clip that features Michael Litt, CEO & Co-Founder of Vidyard  – a software company headquartered in Kitchener, Canada that creates software to host and analyze video performance. Michael talks about the need for alignment between values and performance and why it’s so difficult to terminate employees that don’t align with company culture.

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Celebrate the 100th Memorial Cup

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The origin story

The Memorial Cup is one of hockey’s oldest and most cherished prizes. It was first presented in 1919, in remembrance of the Canadian soldiers who died fighting in the First World War. In honour of this year’s 100thpresentation, Canada Post is celebrating the Memorial Cup’s rich history with a nostalgic stamp and Official First Day Cover.

100th Presentation of the Memorial Cup

With a design evoking the Canadian flag, the stamp illustrates the Cup’s long history by showing players from different eras facing off on either side of the treasured trophy. The players are wearing uniforms of the Regina Pats, runners-up in the inaugural Memorial Cup and hosts of this year’s centennial event.

In 2010, the Memorial Cup was rededicated to the memory of all members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have given their lives while serving their country. In tribute, the back of the Official First Day Cover bears a photograph of two Canadian Armed Forces members accompanying the Cup.

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RCAF working toward new sniper pod placement on CF-188 Hornet

From the RCAF Association.

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RCAF working toward new sniper pod placement on CF-188 Hornet Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

In a two-by-three metre wind tunnel at the National Research Council of Canada’s (NRC) aerospace research centre in Ottawa, aerospace engineers are gathering data for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) to validate the placement of the sniper pod on the centreline station of the CF-188 Hornet. READ MORE

Canadians and the legendary Dambusters Raid Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Government of Canada
2018 marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Chastise, the legendary Dambusters Raid, which occurred on the night of 16/17 May, 1943. Seventy-five years ago, 19 Avro Lancaster bombers, with British, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand crews, departed from England on a daring nighttime bombing mission code named “Operation Chastise.” Their goal was to strike river dams, with the result of disrupting water supplies and industrial production and diverting resources from other aspects of the German war effort.  READ MORE

Les Canadiens et le légendaire raid des Briseurs de barrages Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

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L’année 2018 marque le 75e anniversaire de l’opération Chastise, le légendaire raid des Briseurs de barrages, qui a eu lieu pendant la nuit du 16 au 17 mai 1943. Il y a soixante-quinze ans, 19 bombardiers Avro Lancaster et leurs équipages constitués d’aviateurs britanniques, canadiens, australiens et néo-zélandais décollaient d’Angleterre pour mener une audacieuse mission de bombardement nocturne baptisée « opération Chastise ». La mission visait à endommager des barrages afin de nuire à l’approvisionnement en eau et à la production industrielle allemande, de même qu’à détourner des ressources d’autres pans de l’effort de guerre allemand.LIRE PLUS

UN Command names Canadian to key post in South Korea for the first time Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

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A Canadian soldier has been appointed deputy commander at the United Nations Command in South Korea, a post that will place Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre at the centre of deliberations over the future of the Asian Peninsula. The United Nations Command is the multinational force that was created in response to North Korean aggression more than half a century ago and which defended South Korea during the Korean War.  READ MORE

‘People, Policy, Program and Posture’ will be the RCAF’s anchor points Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

On May 4, 2018, LGen Al Meinzinger assumed command of the Royal Canadian Air Force from LGen Mike Hood, who has retired from the Canadian Armed Forces. Following are Meinzinger’s remarks from the change of command ceremony, held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa.  READ MORE

NORAD’s struggle for relevance on its 60th birthday Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) recently celebrated its 60th anniversary. On May 12, 1958, the United States and Canada, recognizing that it made more sense to defend the airspace of North America together rather than separately, signed the first NORAD agreement.  READ MORE

Aircraft used by Snowbirds aerobatic team, on the go since 1963, will be kept flying until 2030 Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

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The 55-year-old planes used by the Canadian military’s iconic Snowbirds aerobatic team will be kept flying until 2030. Aircraft avionics will be modernized on the CT-114 Tutors to comply with upcoming aviation regulations and the life of the aircraft extended for another 12 years, according to April 2018 Royal Canadian Air Force documents obtained by Postmedia. The avionics upgrade is required if the planes are to continue flying in North American airspace. It is unclear at this point what other work will also be needed to be done on the aging aircraft. READ MORE


Biennial General Meeting Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Notice is hereby given, as required by the Constitution and By-Laws, that the 2nd Biennial General Meeting of the RCAF Association will be held in Calgary, Alberta, 12 to 14 October 2018, with convention headquarters located at the Hotel Arts as described below.  READ MORE

100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force now includes a third airshow — the Shuttleworth Collection’s ‘military pageant’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

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On Aug. 17, 1917, South African General Jan Smuts presented a report to the British government’s War Council setting out his ideas on the future of air power. The report was duly approved and led to the formation of the world’s first air force being born on the April 1, 1918. The Royal Air Force (RAF) was formed by the amalgamation of the squadrons and military personnel of the British Army’s “Royal Flying Corps” (RFC) with the Royal Navy’s “Royal Naval Air Service” (RNAS).  READ MORE

Air Cadet League 2018 Campaign Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Envisioned as Canada’s premier and world class youth development movement, the Air Cadet program seeks to encourage and enhance the development of well-adjusted, civic minded youth in undertaking leadership roles in a great Canada and a better world. The Air Cadet League of Canada’s mission is to promote Canadian youth to develop an interest in aviation and aerospace and to provide opportunities to engage in enriching program elements such as physical education, music and public speaking. Since 1941, the Air Cadet League of Canada has supported the Royal Canadian Air Cadets, both financially and through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, to ensure that Canada’s Supporting Air Cadets makes a difference in the lives of young people. Let’s work together to make sure that every Cadet has the opportunities — donate today!  READ MORE

‘I wouldn’t be here if I hadn’t been an Air Cadet’ Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

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Were you an Air Cadet? The Air Cadet League wants to know where being an Air Cadet has taken you; join the Air Cadet Alumni and share your “Cadet Story” with us.  READ MORE


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Canada and the Royal Family

From the Legion Magazine.

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Everything you need to know about Canada’s royal heritage—from the earliest patrons of New World explorers to the latest on the British monarchy—is featured in The Royals: The Fight to Rule Canada, a 100-page oversized premium issue.


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Take a trip to Canada’s seedy underbelly and meet the perpetrators of some of the country’s most notorious felonies and misdemeanors. From the earliest assassins and duellists to the latest scammers and bunglers, Crime, Canadian Style scopes out the bad seeds and delivers them to justice—while you ride shotgun.


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Canadians in Tech | TSX | Canadian tech news

From one of our fellow Canadian organizations in the Bay area.

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This evening in Palo Alto
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CiT is an evening event hosted every month to celebrate all things Canadian and all things tech. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us tonight, May 17th, for some drinks and good conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticket only event, so please RSVP below if you wish to attend.
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An Evening Celebrating Canada in AI with special guests, The Honourable Minister Navdeep Bains, Element AI and D-Wave Systems.

This past Monday, C100 had the pleasure of hosting an incredible group of Canadians in Palo Alto for an evening about AI. Some event photos are included below. If you were not able to attend, don’t worry, we look forward to sharing updates about more C100 events of this nature the coming months, so stay tuned!

This week on ourstories_

Wealthsimple is one of Canada’s fastest growing startups. Mike Katchen, the founder & CEO believes Canadian entrepreneurs need more “naive ambition.” Find out what he has to say on this episode of “our stories_”.
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What’s happening in Canada?

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Tech Events in the Bay Area

Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange: A Growth platform for U.S. companies

If you have a growing business and need funding, then you should attend this evet happening June 5th from 3PM-7PM.

Find out the advantages of Canada’s capital markets, including unique timing for small & medium-sized and early-stage companies, as well as cost and deal structure advantages of going public in Canada.



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