Lecture Series :: 2013
2013 Winter Lectures
21 Feb 2013: Canadian Forces Mentors in Sierra Leone - Colonel Mike Vernon
Lecture: Calgary filmmaker and retired Colonel Mike Vernon will team up with CWO Emmet Kelly to assess the Canadian Forces mentoring mission in Sierra Leone, and the mission's first major test: intervention in Somalia.
7 Mar 2013: Graffiti: Art or activism? - Curator of Art, Lindsey Sharman
Lecture: Curator of Art Lindsey Sharman will give a talk on The Founders' Gallery's latest exhibition, Walls Between People. Sharman will focus on political graffiti covering these walls, including works by UK street artist Banksy.
21 Mar 2013: In the Shadows of Walls - Marcello Di Cinto
Lecture: Calgary writer Marcello Di Cinto, author of Walls: Travels Along the Barricades (2012), will take visitors through The Founders' Gallery exhibit, sharing the personal stories of the people he met who live in the shadows of the walls.
4 Apr 2013: Korea: The Other War - Norman Leach
Lecture: This year, 2013 marks the 60th Anniversary of the armistice that brought the Korean War to a ceasefire. Join Norman Leach as he discusses the people, politics, and battles on land, sea and air of the Korean War. Through video and interactive storytelling Norman brings to life the history of those who sacrificed to bring peace and freedom to South Korea.
18 Apr 2013: Deception on D-Day - Dr. John Ferris
Lecture: The Military Museums is proud to host Dr. John Ferris and his lecture Deception on D-Day as part of the ongoing Winter Lecture Series. Dr. Ferris will assess Allied efforts to mislead the Nazis through Operation Fortitude. He will examine Allied and German planning for the invasion of France, and explore the question: How did deception affect the outcome of the battle at Normandy?
2 May 2013: Canadians in Desert Storm: The Desert Cats - Col(ret.d) Don Matthews
Lecture: In this lecture, Col (ret.d) Don Matthews will discuss the lessons that can be learned from Canada’s involvement in the Gulf War that would apply to the new squadron of fighter planes. From the perspective of a fighter pilot, he will explore the question: what capabilities should a new fighter have?
16 May 2013: Seeing Soldiering - Althea Thauberger
Lecture: According to Vancouver artist Althea Thauberger, the serving men and women who appear in her latest exhibition are not just subjects; they are also collaborators.
In this upcoming exhibition in The Founder's Gallery, Seeing Soldiering, Thauberger invited the individuals depicted in her works to provide their own perspectives on what it means to serve in the military. What results is a multitude of perspectives on the interior and exterior life of a soldier, and the universal struggle between individual and group identity.
Pieces in the exhibition include The Art of Seeing Without Being Seen, a photomural that depicts Canadian soldiers as they undergo a training exercise in a mock Afghan village; and Kandahar International Airport, a photomural highlighting female soldiers in Afghanistan.
6 June 2013: Arctic Ops: The Royal Canadian Navy in the Northern Ocean - Commander Douglas Campbell, CD
Lecture: Canadian Forces Commander Douglas Campbell will provide his account of Operation NANOOK, and the involvement of Canada’s elite special forces squad Joint Task Force 2. From his perspective as the Commanding Officer of HMCS St. John's, Campbell will also address the overall challenges of Navy operations in the Arctic.
Campbell grew up in various cities in Alberta, Germany, and Ontario before attending Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario. He has a degree in English Literature and History.
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