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Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and University of Toronto sign historic Memorandum of Understanding to explore education and research collaborations

December 9, 2014

TORONTO, ON–The Cana­di­an Memo­r­i­al Chi­ro­prac­tic Col­lege (CMCC) has signed an offi­cial Mem­o­ran­dum of Under­stand­ing with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to (U of T), through the Temer­ty Temer­ty Fac­ul­ty of Med­i­cine, Leslie Dan Fac­ul­ty of Phar­ma­cy, and the Fac­ul­ty of Kine­si­ol­o­gy and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion to explore edu­ca­tion and research col­lab­o­ra­tions.

The Mem­o­ran­dum, a first between the two insti­tu­tions, will pro­vide oppor­tu­ni­ties to fos­ter coop­er­a­tive rela­tion­ships in areas of research and edu­ca­tion. This coop­er­a­tion could be real­ized in such areas as research and joint appli­ca­tions for fund­ing; joint edu­ca­tion­al cours­es; grad­u­ate and under­grad­u­ate stu­dent mobil­i­ty; exchange of fac­ul­ty and par­tic­i­pa­tion in, and co-host­ing of lec­tures, meet­ings, sem­i­nars, sym­posia and con­fer­ences.

“We are delight­ed to have reached this his­toric moment between our two insti­tu­tions. CMCC is deeply com­mit­ted to devel­op­ing mean­ing­ful part­ner­ships with health care pro­fes­sion­als and edu­ca­tors of all dis­ci­plines to study ways and mod­els to improve the care and ulti­mate­ly the health of our patients. We look for­ward to devel­op­ing many col­lab­o­ra­tive activ­i­ties with our col­leagues at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to,” com­ment­ed CMCC Pres­i­dent Dr. David J. Wick­es.

“Col­lab­o­ra­tion between the Temer­ty Temer­ty Fac­ul­ty of Med­i­cine and CMCC shows our com­mit­ment to expand­ing research and edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties across the health care spec­trum,” said Pro­fes­sor Catharine White­side, U of T’s Dean of Med­i­cine and Vice-Provost, Rela­tions with Health­care Insti­tu­tions. “We’re delight­ed to part­ner with an orga­ni­za­tion com­mit­ted to improv­ing health with an evi­dence-based approach.”

The agree­ment between CMCC and the three U of T fac­ul­ties is an impor­tant step for­ward in advanc­ing research ini­tia­tives. “This agree­ment for­mal­izes research col­lab­o­ra­tions which have been ongo­ing between the two insti­tu­tions for many years,” said Pro­fes­sor Heather Boon, Dean of U of T’s Leslie Dan Fac­ul­ty of Phar­ma­cy. “We look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to col­lab­o­rate on stud­ies that answer impor­tant health sys­tem and patient care ques­tions.”

“Our sci­en­tists are already engaged in some research col­lab­o­ra­tions with CMCC col­leagues and many of our stu­dents use their under­grad­u­ate kine­si­ol­o­gy degrees as a foun­da­tion for sub­se­quent stud­ies in a vari­ety of health dis­ci­plines, includ­ing chi­ro­prac­tic,” said Pro­fes­sor Ira Jacobs, Dean of U of T’s Fac­ul­ty of Kine­si­ol­o­gy and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion. “We look for­ward to expand­ing our col­lab­o­ra­tive health sci­ence edu­ca­tion and research net­work to include CMCC.”

Instru­men­tal in bring­ing this agree­ment to fruition is Dr. Sil­vano Mior, CMCC research sci­en­tist and Senior Advi­sor to the Pres­i­dent. Mior spear­head­ed this impor­tant part­ner­ship as well as many oth­er such ini­tia­tives that con­tin­ue to build mod­els of col­lab­o­ra­tion between aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tu­tions and between chi­ro­prac­tors and physi­cians in the com­mu­ni­ty pri­ma­ry health care set­ting.

“We have worked col­lab­o­ra­tive­ly with a num­ber of U of T fac­ul­ty in areas of research and edu­ca­tion. This agree­ment is an acknowl­edge­ment of the qual­i­ty of that work and pro­vides a won­der­ful oppor­tu­ni­ty to expand into new areas of mutu­al ben­e­fit,” added Dr. Mior.

About CMCC
The Cana­di­an Memo­r­i­al Chi­ro­prac­tic Col­lege is recog­nised for cre­at­ing lead­ers in spinal health. With grad­u­ates prac­tic­ing in 37 coun­tries and fac­ul­ty who are lead­ers in their fields, CMCC deliv­ers world class chi­ro­prac­tic edu­ca­tion, research, and patient care. The cam­pus fea­tures mod­ern teach­ing and lab­o­ra­to­ry space, includ­ing new sim­u­la­tion and bio­me­chan­ics lab­o­ra­to­ries, and is extend­ed across Toron­to through its net­work of com­mu­ni­ty based inter­pro­fes­sion­al clin­ics that serve diverse patient pop­u­la­tions. CMCC offers a four-year under­grad­u­ate pro­gram lead­ing to a Doc­tor of Chi­ro­prac­tic Degree. This degree pro­gram is offered under the writ­ten con­sent of Ontario’s Min­is­ter of Train­ing, Col­leges and Uni­ver­si­ties for the peri­od from 24/3/11 to 24/3/21. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it or fol­low us on Twit­ter and Face­book and Linkedin.


Media Con­tact:

Mara Bar­toluc­ci
Direc­tor, Mar­ket­ing and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions
Cana­di­an Memo­r­i­al Chi­ro­prac­tic Col­lege
Tel: 416–482-2340 ext. 274
Cell: 647–680-3759