CMCC Digest

Undergraduate Awards

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Congratulations to all students who received an Undergraduate Award — a total of $80,000 in cash and bursaries were awarded. During the virtual ceremony, CMCC also honoured faculty members Dr. Michael Snosek and Dr. Matthew Carinci, for the Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The award is based on demonstrated passion for education, innovation in the classroom and the application of the principles of adult education in the classroom. Dr. Sahar Bassaly was awarded the William Peek Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, based upon recommendations from students and…read more

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

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

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)  

Health care and student volunteering

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As we continue to explore ways to flatten the curve and manage the impact of COVID-19, many of you have asked how you can help. Some of you may already be doing so. Thank you. Earlier this month, the provincial and federal governments put out calls to active and non-active health care providers, students and volunteers with health care experience to increase front-line capacity as the country continues to take action to stop the spread of COVID-19 and care for the front-line workers and those affected by the pandemic. Here’s…read more

Welcome back, students!

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CMCC is happy to welcome back students to our temporary elearning programs! Monday, March 23,  we held 28 small group learning sessions. And, by Wednesday, March 25, had delivered 72 small group sessions in Chiropractic Principles, Clinical Education, Diagnostic Imaging, Microbiology and Biochemistry.  We’ve also captured all of our lectures in Panopto. Earlier investment in technology has been key in enabling CMCC to offer the curriculum to students online in such a fast turnaround.  “We have students from as far away as Newfoundland and Pakistan online with us, as well as…read more

CMCC’s Director of Library Services featured in the Huffington Post

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Dr. Natalia Tukhareli, Director of CMCC’s Health Sciences Library  has a passion for books and their potential to educate, heal and promote reflection. A Canadian pioneer in Bibliotherapy, the use of literature and discussion to  promote health, well-being and resilience,  Tukhareli has applied Bibliotherapy to programs of support and education for family groups dealing with HIV/AIDS in South Africa,  and has used it in a hospital setting to support nurses and staff with compassion fatigue. To date, Tukhareli has developed three separate programs and contributed to a recently published book…read more

Dr. Mohzen Kazemi takes the silver medal at the World Cup Poomsae Championships

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  Congratulations to Dr. Mohsen Kazemi who brought home a silver medal from the World Cup Team and Poomsae Taikwondo Championships in Korea, August 23 – 25. This was the first World Cup in Taekwondo Poomsae (patterns) as such a historic event.  “I was honored to represent Canada in Under 60 male individual recognized Poomsae division and win a silver medal. USA won the gold and Chinese Taipei (who was the bronze medalist in 2018 World Championships) achieved bronze.” Kazemi has been competing since 2004 and has been Canadian champion…read more