Canadian Chiropractor, with the assistance of our partners and friends, has created a list of 10 important achievements within the profession over the past year. You will find those below. However, the good news doesn’t stop there. With so many other laudable developments worth including (so much information, so little space!), we invite you to join us on our blog page at www.canadianchiropractor.ca, where we will be adding some very honourable mentions. While you’re there, if you know of something else of significance that has occurred in the chiropractic community in 2011, feel free to blog your story along with ours!
Dr. Blouin granted tenure
His research focuses on the physiology of human movement with particular interests in the sensorimotor control of balance, the neural control of the neck musculature and the pathophysiology of whiplash injury. Dr. Blouin is a member of the research team in neuromechanical kinesiology ranked among the top four research groups in the NMK area globally. Dr. Blouin has been a tremendously rewarding investment in chiropractic research. He has made highly significant research contributions to the chiropractic community and is clearly a world-class researcher. The University of British Columbia, one of Canada’s leading universities, holds an international reputation for excellence in advanced research and learning.
Contributed by Dr. Don Nixdorf, Vancouver, British Columbia
Government funds DCs in community health clinic
|Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Mount Carmel chiropractic clinic..
At the grand opening of the chiropractic clinic, Betty Edel, executive director of Mount Carmel, said, “We are very pleased chiropractic care is now being offered as part of the wide range of services at our clinic. This service is a healthy option and is offered to area residents, individuals on employment and income assistance and the
Dr. Gerald Olin, president of the Manitoba Chiropractor’s Association, added, “In partnership with Mount Carmel Clinic and with the assistance of the Manitoba government, this project expands health-care options available to low-income Manitobans in the community.”
Contributed by Dr. Greg Stewart, Winnipeg, Manitoba
New Sports Sciences grad program at UQTR
The chiropractic program at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) announced a new graduate program in sports sciences in 2011. The Royal College of Chiropractic Sport Sciences of Canada (RCCSS(C)) looks forward to future development of this program at UQTR, envisioning a curriculum that could parallel the requirements for the RCCSS(C) Fellowship Academic program. The RCCSS(C) has offered its assistance in reviewing these academic requirements, in addition to the other requirements, with its staff in an attempt to augment the UQTR program towards fulfilling the requirements of the RCCSS(C) Residency Committee.
Contributed by UQTR
CMCC DC degree extended for 10 years
According to Dr. Jean Moss, president of CMCC, this completed the documentation and verification of CMCC’s adherence to standards established by the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQAB) and financial and student protection measures set out in legislation for private institutions granted the right and privilege to offer degrees in Ontario.
“The continued consent for CMCC to award the Doctor of Chiropractic degree to its graduates for an unprecedented 10-year period is an amazing accomplishment!” notes Dr. Renae Rogers of Edmonton, Alberta, who added this achievement to our list.
New Website for the CCRF
The Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation has announced the launch of its brand new website www.canadianchiropracticresearchfoundation.com. The site serves to showcase the work, and celebrate the achievements, of talented Canadian researchers from coast to coast.
Not only does the website contain valuable information about the CCRF, but it also encourages the public to support chiropractic research. This ultimately benefits health care for all Canadians. In addition to a growing library of published articles, the website contains details of the University Research Chair program and multimedia resources that provide an engaging user experience.
Doctors are encouraged to visit the website and share this information with their patients. A greater understanding of chiropractic’s involvement in research can help us all continue to move the profession forward.
Contributed by Dr. Allan Gotlib, Toronto, Ontario
Dr. Jean Moss in 21st year of service
Contributed By in by Dr. Douglas Brown, Toronto, Ontario
Launch of World Spine Care initiative
For more information, visit the World Spine Care website at www.worldspinecare.com .
Contributed by Dr. Shawn Thistle, Toronto, Ontario
DC head of medical services at Canada Games
Contributed by Dr. Brian Seaman, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Inaugural Specialty Colleges Conference
- The College of Chiropractic Sciences;
- The College of Chiropractic Orthopedists;
- The Chiropractic College of Radiologists;
- The Chiropractic College of Rehabilitation Sciences;
- The Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences; and
- The Canadian Federation of Chiropractic Regulatory and Educational Accrediting Boards (CFCREAB).
Contributed by Peter Waite, Toronto, Ontario
Marathon of Health
Contributed by Dr. Ed Chicoine, Wakefield, Quebec
|“With all the negative news going on in the world,” notes Dr. Brian Seaman of Nova Scotia, “a recap of our achievements is necessary to remind the profession of the accomplishments and progress we have made.”
These successes have only been possible through the dedicated efforts of individuals coming together with specific visions and goals that help bring chiropractic care and lifestyle to as many people as possible. Each goal is necessary, each vision important. For that reason, not to be left out is a mention of all the DCs in our country who continue to serve entire neighbourhoods, one family at a time, who participate in their own groups, and who foster and support their own community initiatives.