The Navy League of Canada

The Navy League of Canada

April 21, 2009 16:41 ET

University of Calgary Professor Earns Accolades as Arctic Advocate

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 21, 2009) - One of Canada's leading experts on Arctic Issues, Dr. Rob Huebert from the University of Calgary Centre for Military and Strategic Studies was honoured today as recipient of the 2008 Robert I. Hendy Award for Maritime Affairs. The award, issued by The Navy League of Canada, recognizes individuals who have accomplished feats or achievements of national or international significance in the area of maritime affairs. It was presented to Dr. Huebert at the Atlantic Council Conference held in Toronto.

His presentation on Arctic Sovereignty explored how four NATO nations and Russia might find a workable diplomatic solution to the conflicting claims of each nation. The international audience of military and foreign policy experts included notable Canadians such as former Liberal Defence Minister Bill Graham and our current Deputy Minister of the Afghanistan Task Force, David Mulroney.

The Navy League selected Dr. Huebert for this award on the basis of his principled studies of the Canadian Arctic and his tireless efforts to promote an understanding of Arctic issues among the Canadian population and our elected leaders. Ken Bowering, the Navy League's Vice-President for Maritime Affairs, noted, that "He has championed Arctic issues long before they were on the public's agenda and in doing so, has helped shape the ongoing dialogue on policy priorities for the Canadian Arctic. His work has transcended the often isolated world of academia and generated enduring benefits for Canada and Canadians."

The Navy League of Canada (Est.1895) works to improve Canadians' understanding of the importance of our oceans to the security and prosperity of our nation. It has a presence in 260 Canadian communities and is best known for its work with the Sea Cadet and Navy League Cadet programs, which have 15,000 members nationwide.

Contact Information

  • The Navy League of Canada
    Jerrod Riley
    National Deputy Director
    613-998-2952
    Cell.: 613-878-2952
    jriley@navyleague.ca