Royal Military College of Canada

The Royal Military College of Canada (French: Collège militaire royal du Canada), commonly abbreviated in English as RMC, is the military college of the Canadian Armed Forces and, since 1959, a degree-granting university training military officers. RMC was established in 1874 and conducted its first classes on June 1, 1876. It is the only federal institution in Canada with degree-granting powers.[citation needed] The Government of Ontario empowered the college to confer degrees in arts, science, and engineering through The Royal Military College of Canada Degrees Act, 1959. Programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels, both on campus as well as through the college's distance learning programme via the Division of Continuing Studies.[1]

Royal Military College of Canada
MottoTruth, Duty, Valour
TypeMilitary college
ChancellorHarjit Sajjan (ex officio as Defence Minister)
PrincipalHarry Kowal[1]
CommandantCmdre Josée Kurtz, OMM, MSC, CD[2]
Administrative staff
Undergraduates1,160 full time; 990 part time[3]
Postgraduates300 full-time[3]
13 General Crerar Crescent, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7K 7B4

44°13′44″N 76°28′07″W
Campus41-hectare peninsula east of downtown Kingston, Ontario; Waterfront CFB Kingston
LanguageEnglish and French
Call signsVE3RMC; VE3RMC-9; VE3RMC-11[4]
Colours    Red and white
AffiliationsAUCC, IAU, ISMS, AUFC, COU, CVU, UArctic, CUSID, CMA, DRDC, Ontario Network of Women in engineering
Fields Institute, PPC
MascotRMC Paladin knight in scarlet uniform and shield (2009)

Located on Point Frederick, a 41-hectare (101-acre) peninsula in Kingston, Ontario, the college is a mix of historic buildings and more modern academic, athletic, and dormitory facilities.[5] Officer cadets of the Royal Military College of Canada are trained in what are known as the "four pillars" of academics, officership, athletics, and bilingualism.[6]