June 9, Toronto, ON
– The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) has received a groundbreaking
federal grant of over $350 000 to investigate the manner in which manual therapy is communicated
between tissues to achieve its therapeutic effect.
award is also earmarked to support the development of infrastructure aimed at providing
the means for training, and enhancing, skills and performance in the areas of differential
diagnosis and treatment procedures.
Friday, June 5, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and
Technology), announced that CMCC is receiving more than $350,000 in
infrastructure funding through the federal government’s Knowledge
Infrastructure Program (KIP). KIP is a
two-year, $2-billion economic stimulus measure, the goal of which is to support
infrastructure enhancement at post-secondary institutions across Canada.
one of only six private postsecondary institutions in Ontario to receive funding.
To qualify for funding under the program, projects were assessed
according to their ability to generate economic activity and support job
creation, enhance research capacity, and provide a better educational
delighted that the government of Canada
has recognized CMCC and its role in advancing the
federal science, healthcare and economic agenda with this investment in the
education of Canada’s
chiropractors,” said CMCC president Dr. Jean Moss. “The KIP grant will allow us
to expand our simulation laboratory and enhance the diagnostic skills and
competencies of our students in preparation for their entrance into the mainstream
of Canadian health care. The laboratory will be equipped with the latest
technology that advances current faculty NIH/CIHR funded research assessing and
scientifically measuring manual therapies.”
In addition, CMCC will complete a number of key projects that further
improve its already eco-friendly building. This will enhance the building’s efficiency while benefiting the
environment and contributing to the health and safety of the community.
“This Government of Canada investment will provide a significant
economic stimulus to the region,” said Minister of State Goodyear. “Our
government is investing in innovation to create jobs, to help our economy
recover quickly, and to improve the quality of life of Canadians.”
“This grant along with funds received from the College of Chiropractors
of Ontario (CCO) and the Alberta
College and Association
of Chiropractors (ACAC) will result in a laboratory that will be unique among
educational institutions worldwide,” added Dr. Moss.
The combined investment – by the KIP program grant and CCO and
ACAC gifts – represents a total of more than $1.2 million raised to support
infrastructure projects at CMCC.
For more information about the Knowledge Infrastructure Program,
including program criteria and application instructions, please visit http://www.ic.gc.ca/knowledge-infrastructure.
For further information from CMCC, please contact: Mara Bartolucci, Director, Marketing and
416 482 2340 ext. 274.
Source: Canadian Memorial
Division of Marketing and Communications.
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