CMCC Digest

CMCC Board of Governors 2021-22

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The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) is pleased to announce the 2021-22 Board of Governors, welcoming two new members along with those re-elected at the Annual General Meeting on October 22, 2021. Dr. Debbie Brake-Patton is the new representative for CMCC members in Newfoundland and Labrador. Along with her chiropractic career, running a private business and extensive board experience, Brake-Patton is an instructor at the College of the North Atlantic and Mayor of Kippens. As the provincial representative of the CMCC members in Alberta, new member Dr. Peter Shipka will…read more

CCRF invites early career researchers to submit RFPs

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To our graduate students and early career researchers, shared from CCRF’s LinkedIn feed: CCRF proudly dedicates its Fall 2021 Request for Proposals (RFP) to Early Career Researchers. “Throughout the pandemic, suffering due to neuromusculoskeletal (NMSK) issues has risen at an alarming pace while ECR funding from many traditional sources has dropped. We believe our profession must actively invest in the next generation and we’re proud to demonstrate our steadfast support through this new funding round,” says Dr. Richard McIlmoyle, CCRF Research Committee Chair. With over $100,000 available through this latest…read more

Transition to Doctor of Chiropractic

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First module completed! Congratulations everyone, for completing their first modules of 2020, during what sometimes feels like one long “Blursday.” Despite the strangeness of the year, we’re making progress. Interns in clinic are nearing the end of their first rotation and Year IIIs are that much closer to clinic. Just a few weeks ago the Year I students had their virtual transition to DC ceremony. In this event, Dr. David Wickes, CMCC President, Allison Dantas, CEO of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and Caroline Brereton, CEO of the Ontario Chiropractic Association…read more


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Thanks to the success of the Movember campaign which began with men growing a ‘stache to raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancers, November has become a month to spotlight men’s health. This year, Movember commissioned a study of 1430 Canadians on the impact of COVID-19. They found that men were less likely to seek help (49%) from family, friends or other sources as a means to helping them manage the impact of restrictions imposed by COVID-19, compared to women (58 %). The study also revealed that less than half of the…read more

From Olympics to Practice

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CMCC was proud to have hosted Canadian Olympians and practicing chiropractors Dr. Lindsay Alcock, Dr. Josh Binstock and Dr. Melissa Tancredi on September 22 for a one-hour webinar and panel discussion. With diverse careers representing Team Canada on the world stage, the panel offered a tremendous opportunity to gain unique insight into the mindset of high-performance athletes and their inspiration for becoming chiropractors. To conclude the webinar, attendees participated in a live Question and Answer session, moderated by Director of Alumni Relations David Coleman and Special Events Coordinator Kristin Earle….read more

BackSwing 2020

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During this year’s 16th Annual BackSwing Tournament, the Division of Clinical Education was pleased to hold their first in-person treatment outreach for 2020. Two of CMCC’s talented clinicians supervised a group of 8 interns while they provided chiropractic treatment to golfers at the event.  Due to COVID19, BackSwing looked a bit different; CMCC and Bayview Golf and Country Club were equally committed to ensuring the health and safety of all the golfers and staff and designed the event accordingly. The tournament was scheduled with set tee times and had multiple…read more

Welcome from Dr. David Wickes, President

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It’s great to welcome back our students, staff and faculty from the summer recess as we begin the 2020-21 academic year. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which certainly nobody expected as we began the last academic year, we experienced challenges like never before.  Like every other college and university across Canada, on-campus classes and laboratories came to a grinding halt, but through the perseverance of our students, faculty and staff we were able to quickly transition to online learning and working.  Our Class of 2020 students all completed their clinical…read more

Welcome from Dr. Christine Bradaric-Baus, VP Academic

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Welcome students, faculty and staff to the 2020-2021 academic year at CMCC.  I hope you were able to enjoy the warm weather while practicing social distancing. This is an unprecedented time in our history, and I want to assure you that while this academic start is different, we are committed to delivering our Doctor of Chiropractic Program to its rigorous standards.  We will ensure that your learning experience is challenging, and that it integrates evidence-based practice, and foundational and clinical sciences. I extend a special welcome to the newest members…read more

Organizational changes in undergraduate education

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To better serve our students during the complex delivery of our Doctor of Chiropractic Program, we have made the following organizational changes, that are effective immediately: Dr. Scott Dunham is appointed acting Director of Education, Year I Dr. David Starmer is appointed acting Director of Education, Year III Dr. Ian Fraser will continue to serve as Director of Education, Year II Dr. Kim Ross will be working on strategic projects related to Student Assessment, Curriculum Mapping, and Faculty Development, and will support Cirene D’Monte in her role as Curriculum Designer….read more

Welcome! From Students’ Council President Clare Lindon

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On behalf of CMCC Students’ Council, welcome back to CMCC for the 2020-2021 academic year! We would especially like to extend a very warm welcome to the incoming Class of 2024. What a whirlwind the past couple of months have been – we have been asked to adapt to new academic protocols, rethink how we connect with friends and family while socially distancing, and respect new protective measures in public spaces. I hope you have all been keeping well, both physically and emotionally. A new school year brings a chance…read more