Started in 2002, this nine-day course introduces university students to military journalism and the Canadian Armed Forces. The course includes a combination of media-military theory in a classroom setting, coupled with field visits to Armed Forces regular and reserve units. The goal of the program is to enhance the military education of future Canadian journalists who will report on Canadian military activities domestically and abroad. Through this education the media will become a better conduit to communicate defence and foreign affairs issues to the Canadian public. In 2007, the program introduced its first Francophone Military Journalism course held at the Université de Montréal and Canadian Forces Base Valcartier, near Québec City. Both courses have developed excellent reputations and are consistently given outstanding evaulations by the students.