CMCC President

Dr. Wickes

The newly appointed president of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Christine Bradaric-Baus takes office July 1, 2024. She is a distinguished academic and executive leader recognized for her exceptional management, contributions to research and commitment to advancing education and health care within the chiropractic field and beyond.

Bradaric-Baus earned her PhD in Organic Chemistry from McMaster University in 1998 and holds a BSc (Honours) in Chemistry from the same institution. She has a wealth of experience in academic leadership, having served as Vice President, Academic at Mohawk College, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology at Seneca College, and Dean of Technology at Niagara College. In these roles, she achieved record enrollments, facilitated collaborative programs, secured substantial grants, and established partnerships with various educational institutions and industry partners.

Throughout her career, Bradaric-Baus has demonstrated her ability to lead academic institutions towards excellence in education and research. She has a strong track record of implementing successful programs and initiatives to benefit students, faculty, and the wider community and has noted successes in strong employee engagement and successful labour relations.

She has earned great respect and admiration from her peers and colleagues during her tenure as Vice President, Academic and Chief Academic Officer at CMCC where she has overseen academic programming, student assessments, research and faculty development for seven years.

Ensuring the highest standards of education and innovation, her achievements in this role include:

  • Implementation of innovative active-learning strategies to enhance competency-based learning
  • Providing the leadership necessary to meet Canadian and US accreditation standards, ensuring academic excellence
  • Pioneering a collaborative Master’s degree pathway with the University of Toronto
  • Expanding academic partnerships with national and international institutions and securing funding for research initiatives

Bradaric-Baus is actively involved in scholarship and professional activities. She serves on the Ontario Council of Articulation and Transfers (ONCAT) and the Simulation Canada Board of Directors and is an active participant in national and international conferences and research forums. Nominated to serve as Chair, Association of Chiropractic Colleges Chief Academic Officers Work Group, she also serves as a member of the Research Advisory Board at the RAND Research Across Complementary and Integrative Health Institutions (REACH) Center.