Members of MEDINT CBRNE Group are affiliated with various health profession colleges, the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research and the Canadian Military Intelligence Association. MEDINT CBRNE Group itself holds a membership with the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI).
Stéphane Bourassa, CD, RN, M.Sc.
Captain (retired) Stéphane Bourassa served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 19 years; first in the armoured corps, then as a nursing officer and later, as an intelligence officer. While he officially trained as a CBRN defence officer in October 2005, his interest in the medical aspects of CBRN defence began much earlier. At RMC, in 2009, he published a thesis and invented two respiratory assistance devices for treating patients through the gas mask they were wearing.
Between September 2014 and April 2017, while studying for his master’s degree in experimental medicine at Laval University, Stéphane and his team evaluated the impact on the work of breathing, the respiratory parameters, and the blood gas profiles for personnel wearing gas masks. In so doing, he acquired advanced measurement knowledge and developed engineering skills related to respiratory physiology (e.g., hypoxemia induction). Two clinical studies conducted during his master studies also allowed him to validate hypotheses formulated at RMC; namely the control of SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation) for efficient oxygen therapy delivery.
His professional interests include: security, intelligence, CBRNE Defence, weapons of mass destruction medical effects and their treatment, respiratory physiology and device engineering, and the use of oxygen in austere environments. Moreover, his published papers are accessible on PUBMED. He is currently working on a PhD.
Marc Dauphin, MSM, CD, MD
Major (retired) Marc Dauphin joined the Canadian Forces (CF) as a medical student. He served in all three services, becoming both a Flight Surgeon and a specialist in tropical medicine. After eight years, he transferred to the reserves. As a civilian, he practised and taught emergency medicine for over 20 years.
In 2007, he served at the US Armed Forces Role 4 hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, where all Canadian and American casualties were stabilized before air evacuation to North America. Marc concurrently commanded the medical clinic at Geilenkirchen, Germany, 300 km to the north, and was awarded the Chief of the Defence Staff Commendation.
Upon returning to Canada, he was selected to command the Role 3 NATO facility in Kandahar, Afghanistan, a post he held from April to October 2009, a period that saw a record number of casualties. In 2011, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.
From 2010 to 2012, Major Dauphin was Base Surgeon at the 41 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre in St-Jean. This was followed by six months as Regional Surgeon for the province of Quebec. Since his retirement, Marc has become a published author, and gives conferences on many topics. He is a founding member of MEDINT CBRNE, a medical intelligence firm specializing in CBRN matters.
In 2016, Dr. Dauphin received the Humanist Award from the Quebec College of Physicians for his remarkable career and for his wartime contributions to medicine.
François Léger, CD
Master Warrant Officer (retired) François Léger served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 38 years. He began his career as an infantryman in the Royal 22e Régiment in 1974. He changed occupations twice, first to air traffic control in 1986, then to Intelligence Operator in 1990, a role he would pursue for 27 years until his retirement in 2017.
His work in the Intelligence Branch included stints in counterintelligence, intelligence collection and analysis, as well as two tours in Afghanistan.
During his varied career, he was posted to Cyprus, Germany, the Czech Republic; India; as well as to several Canadian bases.
Daniel Noebert, CD
Major (retired) Daniel Noebert served as an air traffic control officer for almost 20 years. Following the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States, he switched career paths, serving as CBRN Defence officer at 14 Wing Goose Bay, NORAD HQ as well as National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa.
Following training on the advanced CBRN Defence Officer course, he specialized radiation safety and in weapons of mass destruction effects modelling.
Since his retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces in 2013 after 35 years of service, he has obtained a degree in translation and professional writing and now also offers administrative, technical and scientific translation and editing services.