CMCC Digest

Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Awards

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Congratulations to the Class of 2020, members of which have officially come to the end of their studies. In lieu of in-person awards this year, CMCC prepared a presentation for recipients , the CMCC Graduation Awards.   To each member of this class, we congratulate you in your achievements and commend you for quickly adapting to the changes set before you these last few weeks. We can’t wait to celebrate with you properly. The Class of 2020 Graduate Award Recipients (click open article to view list)

Making online learning engaging

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We have all had to quickly adapt to a new way of teaching and learning (that includes students), and while things have gone so much better than we could have hoped,  we have not had the time to think about this change in great detail. Join us June 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as we share and improve the ways we can share content online for maximum engagement and participation. Here some questions we hope to begin to answer: What are the new best practices for online teaching…read more

CMCC Virtual Run, Walk and Workout

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Thanks to everyone who participated in CMCC’s Virtual Run, Walk and Workout!  We had a wonderful response from students who have been sharing their efforts at staying fit and making the most out of a tough situation. We will continue to publish your photos on social media. Here is a collection of those we have shared to date.

KIRO 2.0 – learn Canvas!

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KIRO has moved to Canvas!  Canvas has a modern look and feel and is designed to be user-friendly. The course poster (above) previews its features, many of which you will find familiar, and more that will be sure to impress.  Anyone interested can attend training sessions to learn more about building a course from the ground-up on this new and more modern platform, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  During this presentation you can expect short sessions on a variety of features and use your own virtual sandbox to try…read more

Tips and reflections on day-to-day life during quarantine by Adrienne Sunga

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When the quarantining/social isolation began, I was definitely lost with regards to developing a new routine and a new norm. I was so used to my day-to-day life; going to work, going to the gym, seeing friends on weekends… But during this global pandemic I had to come up with a new routine in order to stay sane and keep myself mentally and physically well. Here are some things I’ve been up to during this time.  1.     Baking bread.  Everyone on instagram is showcasing their bread! I decided to give it…read more

CMCC’s Virtual Workout: Yoga with Yoga Light Studio

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CMCC’s Special Events was pleased to introduce the first virtual event last Wednesday, May 6: “CMCC’s Virtual Workout: Yoga with Yoga Light Studio!” The class took place over Zoom with instructor Amanda Vitaro, who took 63 of us through a range of poses to help us unwind and relax. Her class focused on relieving tension and tightness in the neck, back and hips, building strength in the whole body, and using breathing techniques to calm the nervous system! The class offered variations and modifications for all levels, as does many classes at Yoga…read more

Collaborative research between CMCC and Ontario Tech U among the most highly accessed papers in the European Journal of Pain in 2019

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Non‐pharmacological management of persistent headaches associated with neck pain: A clinical practice guideline from the Ontario protocol for traffic injury management (OPTIMa) collaboration. Is a guidline based on systematic reviews of high‐quality studies. A multidisciplinary expert panel considered the evidence of clinical benefits, cost‐effectiveness, societal and ethical values, and patient experiences when formulating recommendations. Investigators:Pierre Côté, Hainan Yu, Heather M. Shearer, Kristi Randhawa Jessica J. Wong , Silvano Mior, Arthur Ameis, Linda J. Carroll, Margareta Nordin, haranya Varatharajan, Deborah Sutton, Danielle Southerst, Craig Jacobs, Maja Stupar, Anne Taylor‐Vaisey, Douglas P….read more

Backs in Motion 2.0 – the Virtual Run April 26

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CMCC was unable to hold Backs in Motion as a public event this year. Each year, the event is an important fundraiser so the CMCC Board of Governors and friends, faculty and staff, elected to run independently for Backs in Motion 2.0, the Virtual Run on April 26. Together, they raised over $25, 000!  CMCC Board Chair, Dr. Richard Mercier  has provided us with bilingual videos in thanks to everyone for their efforts. Please visit for photos. (please click into the post for links and media)  

CMCC and Yoga Light Studio offer free live stream yoga May 6

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CMCC is pleased to introduce Yoga Light Studio,  which is offering to provide you with a free live stream yoga class on Wednesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. EDT! The class will offer variations and modifications for all levels, no experience is required. Yoga Light Studio is even offering a complementary three-class pass to their online studio for all those who participate. For more information and registration check out CMCC’s Virtual Run, Walk and Workout website.  (Please click into post for links)