Dr Grazia Scoppio

Department of Defence Studies

Dr Grazia Scoppio

Tel: 613-541-6000 ext. 6845
Address: Royal Military College of Canada
P.O. Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, ON K7K 7B4

Areas of Interest

  • Military Education
  • Comparative, International & Development Education
  • Programme Evaluation & Validation
  • Distance Learning
  • Diversity in Military Organizations
  • Organizational Culture
  • Whole of Government & Comprehensive Approach
  • Migration
  • Globalization
  • Lessons Learned & Organizational Learning

Educational and Professional Background

Dr Grazia (Grace) Scoppio is a Professor in the Department of Defence Studies at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), is cross-appointed in the Queen’s University Department of Political Studies, and is a fellow at the Centre for International and Defence Policy at Queen’s. She has been selected as a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Peace and War Studies at Norwich University, in Vermont, US. During her residency at Norwich, from January to May 2021, her research will focus on immigrants’ participation in the military from an international perspective. Dr Scoppio was the Dean of Continuing Studies at RMC from 2017 to 2020 after having served as Associate Dean from 2013 to 2016. Between 2002 and 2013, she held appointments at the Canadian Defence Academy and the Canadian Forces Leadership Institute (CFLI).

Dr Scoppio holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto, a Master’s degree from the Université Stendhal Grenoble 3, France, and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Toronto. She is the author of a book, and authored or co-authored over 20 technical and scientific reports, several journal articles, and chapters in edited books. She has presented her multidisciplinary research at numerous national and international conferences. Dr Scoppio is an active member of various academic societies including the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, and the Comparative and International Education Society of Canada, where she has been part of the Executive since 2001.

From 2014 to 2017, she was the French Editor of the bilingual, peer-reviewed, international journal Comparative and International Education, jointly with the English Editor, Dr Marianne Larsen from Western University. In 2013, the Commander of Military Personnel Command awarded to the CFLI, of which she was a member, a commendation in recognition of CFLI’s development and implementation of a series of leadership programmes for Veterans Affairs Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In 2018, she was a member of the first Halifax Peace with Women Fellowship Selection Committee for the Halifax International Security Forum. Because of her expertise, Dr Scoppio is often contacted to provide contributions to the media and to testify before Parliamentary committees.

Current Research and Projects

Dr Scoppio’s current research is on immigrants’ participation in the military from an international perspective.

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