The report was commissioned in November following a number of suspected suicides and allegations of sexual misconduct at the prestigious institution located in Kingston, Ont., where the military grooms future officers.
An eight-member team of current and former military officers has been put in charge of examining all aspects of the college, from the institution’s climate and culture to its academic programs and infrastructure.
The review is expected to focus on the mental state of the college’s approximately 1,000 full- and part-time student cadets by looking at stress levels and available support, as well as overall morale levels.
In another, court martial documents show Officer Cadet J.C. Scott received a severe reprimand and a $ 2,000 fine in May 2015 after pleading guilty to a charge of assault after touching a fellow cadet without her consent on several occasions in March 2013.
Following her year-long investigation into sexual misconduct in the military, retired Supreme Court justice Marie Deschamps reported last year that sexual harassment was considered a rite of passage at the college, and sexual assault was an “ever-present risk.”
The military is also still investigating the sudden deaths of three Royal Military College cadets between May and August of 2016. Harrison Kelertas, 22, and Brett Cameron, 20, died on campus within days of each other, while Matthew Sullivan,19, died in August in Saint John.