CMCC has signed an official Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Institut Franco- Européen de Chiropraxie (IFEC) that formalizes a five-year partnership among the two institutions to collaborate on research, develop joint courses and exchange staff for teaching and research.
“This agreement provides extraordinary opportunities for research collaboration, in particular with the Force-Sensing Table Technology (FSTT®) and the CMCC-UOIT Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation. CMCC and IFEC have a history of collaboration and now, through this agreement, we reinforce that relationship and foresee exchanging/training graduate students, sharing of faculty through adjunct appointments, and potentially sharing of curricular content,” commented CMCC President Dr. David Wickes.
The scope of the MOU includes research collaboration and joint publications of scientific papers, joint applications for research funding, adjunct appointments and exchange for senior researchers in addition to the exchange of faculty and development of joint courses that will meet the curricular needs of both institutions. The partners will work collaboratively towards these objectives and others, drawing on resources from within their institutions to support the overall goals of the agreement.
Dr. Olivier Lanlo, Directeur Générale of IFEC is excited about the potential that this memorandum holds. “CMCC is a model for the majority of the chiropractic colleges worldwide. IFEC’s staff members have enjoyed a beneficial history of collaboration with their CMCC colleagues. This MOU is a step forward to expand and diversify our collaboration within a formal framework, recognizing that sharing good practice both in patient care and education is vital as increasing the quality of the services offered to our communities and our students can’t be done without strong collaborations. Both institutions share a strong commitment to advancing chiropractic research and evidence-based study. Through the MOU, we will increase opportunities for first-class research as well as student and faculty exchange.”
The MOU is also intended to create new opportunities for graduate and undergraduate student mobility, such as articulation agreements, pathways, internships, and fellowships. Dr. Silvano Mior, CMCC’s Director, Research Partnerships and Health Policy led the CMCC team in finalizing the Memorandum.
“Agreements such as this are vital to enable our shared pursuit of new research agendas to inform patient care. We look forward to advancing international collaboration within research and education and in providing new and exciting opportunities for graduate students who may soon work with counterparts in France towards a common goal,” added Mior.
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 www.cmcc.ca or follow us on Twitter and Facebook and Linkedin.
IFEC provides a chiropractic Master’s-level diploma recognised by the French Ministries of Health and Higher Education. IFEC is also accredited by the ECCE (European Council on Chiropractic Education). The students receive a five years of full-time training of 300 ECTS credits. The clinical training takes place in two exclusive Chiropractic clinics. In addition, the college developed the first chiropractic consultation in a French University hospital. This multidisciplinary clinical setting is a real asset for IFEC’s student training. In accordance with its strong research ethos IFEC developed a research team of 16 researchers and numerous collaboration with national and international universities. For more information visit www.ifec.net or follow us on Facebook