Royal Military College, Canada

Royal Military College, Canada

Project Co-Director:
Dr. Mariya Marinova
+1 514 754 9631


The Royal Military College (RMC) is Canada’s largest federal university founded in 1874. It is a bilingual teaching and research institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs in the social sciences and humanities, sciences, and engineering to members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and civilians. RMC’s primary mission is to prepare future leaders for the CAF. The Regular Officer Training Plan encapsulates four pillars: Academics, Military, Physical Fitness and Bilingualism.

Faculty members conduct inquiry-based, basic and applied research and provide expert advice to support the needs of the CAF, Department of National Defence and Canadian society in many areas such as defence policy, cyber, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear, nuclear, electronic warfare, space, ammunition, environment, aerospace, critical infrastructure, political science, business and economics, literature and culture, military studies as well as military history. Research, knowledge, creative works and publications from professors and researchers at RMC are recognized nationally and internationally as being of the highest quality and value.

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (CCE) is committed to the education of Officer Cadets in the stimulating and broad fundamental and applied areas of CCE relevant to their mission as future officers in the CAF. The programmes bring emphasis on Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Life Science and Environment for the Chemistry Programme and Materials, Nuclear and Ammunition Engineering for the Chemical Engineering Programme. Through strong links with different stakeholders, the CCE department has developed programmes, certificates, and courses to disseminate knowledge to military members answering a very broad range of CAF needs. The majority of research and innovation performed in the department aligns with Canada’s Defence Policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE), ranging from environmental impact/remediation to energy sources (fossil, nuclear, alternative and renewable), synthesis of fuels from waste and carbon dioxide, energy storage and carbon sequestration, to explosives and ammunition. In addition, the expertise of the professors and researchers in CCE is often linked to logistical and operational needs within the Department of National Defence.