CMCC Digest

How are you managing home life?

Posted by in Employees, Health and Wellness

With restrictions in Toronto, and far too much familiarity with family and roommates, how will you make the holidays special this year or the winter more pleasant? There are only three of us in my family, so I have to be inventive. I’m tasking each of them to make one spectacular recipe each week in December. In case I am the only one participating, I’m doing a few small things for myself as well, such as growing sprouts and other veggies indoors, repainting parts of the house and clearing out…read more

Tips to prevent Coronavirus

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  CMCC has received questions regarding the Coronavirus from students, staff and faculty. Please rest assured that we are actively monitoring the emerging situation. We are following all recommendations and guidelines from our local, provincial and national public health agencies and will provide additional information when available and as appropriate for our students, staff and patients. What we know today As of January 28, 2020, Ontario Health officials have confirmed one case of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Toronto and another presumptive case. There are just under 20 cases being monitored by…read more

Stay Green in winter! tip for ice melt alternative

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Winter tip – an eco-friendly alternative to ice-melting salt from Dr. James DiGiuseppe of Port Arthur Chiropractic Centre in Thunder Bay, ON: “At my office I use crushed granite (Chicken Grit, size 2). Size one is too small to create traction and size 3 is too large and could cause more slipping. It is completely environmentally green, cheaper than salt, does not cause a muddy mess and can be mostly picked up in the spring to be reused next year.”

Bell Let’s Talk Day at CMCC

Posted by in Events, Health and Wellness, Students

Bell Let’s Talk Day is on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.  Everyone goes through difficult times in their life.  At CMCC, we want to encourage discussions about mental health so that our community feels comfortable coming forward and seeking the help they need — it’s ok to talk. This year, CMCC’s Campus Health is pleased to share that we will be holding our annual event for Bell Let’s Talk Day in the Bistro on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. This event gives our community an additional…read more

Backs in Motion

Posted by in Events, Health and Wellness

  A week after an ice storm hit Toronto, and just four days after snowflakes were still falling in the city, the 35th annual Backs in Motion run/walk took place on a gorgeous spring day on Sunday, April 22, 2018. This year, mother nature was on CMCC’s side. For the first time ever the event was held entirely on the Don Trail and Duncan Creek Trail, both located in the parkland area that surrounds the campus. In spite of the cold weather to date attendance remained strong, as 325 runners…read more

New program for osteoarthritis available at the Campus Clinic

Posted by in Clinic, Health and Wellness

New program for knee and hip osteoarthritis  available at the Campus clinic GLA:D™ Canada is an education and exercise program developed in Denmark for people with knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA). The program has resulted in positive long term outcomes (one year post program) in over 10,000 participants.  CMCC is now offering the program to patients at our Campus Clinic.  The first program, run by Dr. Andrew Romanelli, begins April 4 and the second, run by Dr. Jason Bonar, begins June 12. Both run twice a week for  seven weeks….read more

CMCC supports Bell Let’s Talk Day-January 31, 2018

Posted by in CMCC, Health and Wellness

Talking is the best way to start breaking down the barriers associated with mental illness.  Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say…..and it may be harder to say it out loud. During Bell Let’s Talk Day, Student Services invited students and staff to visit them in the Bistro to create “inspirational bubbles” to be displayed on campus and convey positive messages to the community. The program was a huge success as you can see by reading the many messages of encouragement in the Bistro.

CMCCtalks 2018 – Ctrl Alt Delete

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Dear Colleagues, The second installment of CMCCtalks is tomorrow!  This follow-up to last year’s hugely successful event, CMCCtalks 2017 – Turning Points (which had 230+ people in attendance) takes place on Wednesday, January 24th from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the CMCC Lecture Halls. Again this year, I have been working closely with students for several months and we are almost ready to go with CMCCtalks 2018 – Ctrl Alt Delete.  Speakers have been carefully crafting their talks and musical guests are rehearsing to make this event even more amazing…read more

It’s ok that you’re not ok

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The Student Success Team is supporting Mental Illness Awareness Week, this week, Oct 1-7, 2017. They will be raising awareness of this issue on campus, through an outreach table in the Bistro area on October 5, 11:30- 1:30 p.m.  At this table, they will be talking about Mental Illness Awareness Week, and opening up the conversation for people in the CMCC community to check in with each other.  Please drop by!