May 19, 2014 — An articulation agreement between the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and The University of Winnipeg (UWinnipeg) was signed on May 16, creating a new academic pathway for qualified students to concurrently complete a bachelor of science, kinesiology degree (Honours) and a doctor of chiropractic degree in seven years, instead of eight. It is the first agreement of its kind in Western Canada.
Kinesiology students who decide on their career direction early in their post-secondary education will be able to seamlessly bridge their foundational degree into a professional degree in chiropractic.
“We are excited to partner with The University of Winnipeg on this initiative, which expands opportunities for students in Manitoba,” CMCC President Jean Moss, DC, said. “This articulation agreement will benefit qualifying students who will be able to meet the requirements for both degrees, while fast tracking their education towards becoming a doctor of chiropractic.”
Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor of UWinnipeg, agreed.
“We are deeply committed to creating collaborative programs that provide our students with laddering opportunities to earn dual credentials, and today’s partnership with CMCC offers another relevant choice to our students,” he said. “CMCC and UWinnipeg are well matched in terms of our vision and goals. This new pathway provides Manitoba students with the means to further their education in less time so they can more quickly take an active role in providing excellent patient care to their communities.”
“I am confident that this collaboration with CMCC is the beginning of the sharing of expertise and knowledge that will ensure that our institutions’ reputations continue to be acknowledged worldwide,” added Neil Besner, provost and vice president at Academic and International at UWinnipeg. “This first in Western Canada builds on the robust programming now offered by our Faculty of Kinesiology.”
Acceptance into the CMCC-UWinnipeg Bridging Program will begin in September 2015.
Pictured: CMCC President Jean Moss (right) and Neil Besner, provost and vice president of academic and international at UWinnipeg (left) sign the articulation agreement on May 16.