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Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and the University of Southern Denmark Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Explore Collaboration in Education and Research

CMCC and University of South Denmark sign memorandum of understanding


Toronto, ON, Canada, June 28, 2016: Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) has signed an official memorandum of understanding with the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics.

The memorandum is an important step in formalizing an alliance between the two institutions that will ultimately provide opportunities to foster cooperative and mutually rewarding relationships in areas of research and education. This cooperation extends to  areas of collaboration and joint publication of scientific papers in musculoskeletal research, joint applications for funding of research; joint educational courses; graduate and undergraduate student mobility such as internships and study abroad; facilitation of common graduate student projects; adjunct appointments and exchanges for senior researchers; development of joint courses; exchange of faculty for teaching and observation.

“We are proud to reach this agreement with our colleagues at SDU. Such agreements at an international level not only increase our capacity, they promote a cross-cultural knowledge sharing that ultimately enhances joint initiatives. We look forward to developing such projects and opportunities,” commented CMCC President Dr. David J. Wickes.

Dr. Jan Hartvigsen, Professor and Head of the Research Unit for Clinical Biomechanics at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark as well as Senior Researcher at the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics, is delighted that CMCC and SDU have signed this important memorandum.

“We have a global network of collaborators in musculoskeletal research, and with CMCC’s strong commitment to research and evidence-based advancement in chiropractic, this is a perfect partnership. It will increase opportunities for high-level research as well as student exchange on both sides of the Atlantic,” remarked Professor Hartvigsen.

Dr. Silvano Mior, CMCC’s Vice President Research and External Relations, has spearheaded this as well as many other such initiatives that continue to define new models of partnership and knowledge sharing between academic institutions and between chiropractors and other health scientists. 

“Agreements such as this promote international dialogue and enable collaboration, reducing barriers to care for patients. We look forward to advancing collaboration within research and increasing learning opportunities for students,” added 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 www.cmcc.ca or follow us on Twitter and Facebook and Linkedin.

About University of Southern Denmark
The University of Southern Denmark is a full-scale publicly funded university with over 22,000 students in five faculties. The main campus is located in the city Odense – the birthplace of the fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. The five-year chiropractic education is placed under the Faculty of Health Sciences and is integrated into the medical school where chiropractic and medical students take many courses together. SDU has the world’s largest and most productive research environment involving chiropractors. The multidisciplinary musculoskeletal research program currently has 64 PhD students. SDU is also home for the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics.  

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