Faculty Profiles (I - L)

Professors Emeriti

Lee, Herbert K., DC, DH (Hon)

Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Kawchuk, Greg, BSc, DC, MSc, PhD – Adjunct Professor

Graduate Students

Laframboise, Michelle, BSc (Hons), DC, Sports Sciences Year II


 

Stephen Injeyan, BSc, MSc, PhD, DC

Chair, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Professor

Dr. Stephen Injeyan earned a BSc in Biology and MSc in Tropical Health from the American University of Beirut, and a PhD from the Institute of Parasitology, McGill University. He received his chiropractic training at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating in 1984. He has been in private practice since graduation, as well as serving in various academic and administrative capacities for the institution.

As Professor and Chair, for the Department of Pathology and Microbiology, he has teaching responsibilities in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases as well as in Clinical Education. Injeyan’s diverse research interests include microbiology, cell biology and clinical topics relevant to chiropractic. He has been published in numerous peer reviewed journals.

His current research focus is on the study of the effects of spinal manipulation on the immune response and exploration of possible mechanisms involved in such effects. Other research interests include:

1. An exploration of the biological/immunological implications of alternative manipulation strategies, including the role of joint cavitation.
2. The study of the effects of other interventions/modalities used in chiropractic practice on immune markers.
3. Clinical application of knowledge acquired during formal education, by students as well as field practitioners.
Infection control in chiropractic practice.
Injeyan is currently a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, The Ontario Chiropractic Association, the Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the Canadian Public Health Association, the Ontario Public Health Association and the International Association of Medical Science Educators. At CMCC, he is currently a member of the Chairs’ Committee, and has previously served on several committees including the Appointments and Promotions Committee, the Curriculum Committee, and the Academic Affairs Committee.

Injeyan is a recipient of several research grants both internal and external to the institution, and has published widely in several peer reviewed journals.

 

Natalie Labelle, BA, DC

Tutor, Applied Chiropractics

Dr. Natalie Labelle is a Tutor in the Division of Foundational and Professional Education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She was previously an Ergonomist Consultant for Cummins OER and currently she is a Clinical Associate at the Active Health Centre in Markham. After earning a undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, she graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2000. In 2005, she was Certified as a Kinesiologist by the Ontario Kinesiology Association and in 2007, she completed her International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma (ICSSD) from the Federation Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS) in Lausanne Switzerland.

Labelle’s research focuses on spinal cord procedures and treatments. She has contributed articles to the Canadian Spinal Cord Research Association Journal and other academic journals. She has served as a Team Doctor for the Toronto FCOF Soccer Team providing medical service to masters soccer athletes competing at the International Masters Football Championships in Christchurch Barbados in 2007 and 2008. She provided volunteer medical service to the 2008 Athletic Injury Tent’s Legacy 5Km Run and to the 2007 Athletic Injury Tent’s Angus Glen Half Marathon. Lebelle teaches AC 2204 Chiropractic Skills.

 

Dr. David Lee, BSc, RT, DC

Instructor, Clinician, South Riverdale

Dr. David Lee is an Instructor in the Division of Clinical Education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He was previously a Cytotechnologist at Mt . Sinai Hospital and was later a Chiropractor at the Cabbagetown Chiropractic Health Centre in Toronto. After earning an undergraduate degree in Physiology and Microbiology at the University of Toronto and getting his Registered Technologist certification from the Michener Institute of Medical Technology, he completed a Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

 

Natalia Lishchyna, BSc (Hons), MSc, DC, FCCS(C)

Assistant Professor, Division of Clinical Education
Clinician, CMCC-Bronte Harbour Chiropractic Clinic

Dr. Natalia Lishchyna is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Clinical Education at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and is also in private practice in Oakville and Mississauga. After earning an honours baccalaureate degree in Science at McMaster University in Hamilton in 1994, she completed her Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1998. She then went on to complete a post-graduate residency program in Chiropractic Clinical Sciences and obtained her Fellowship in 2005. Lishchyna received the Drs. Bella, Edgar and J.O. Houle Award Residency Graduation Award. Currently, Dr. Lishchyna is enrolled in a MSc program at Bournemouth University. At CMCC, she serves as Vice Chair of the Awards Committee and as a member of the Admissions Committee.

Lishchyna actively participates in chiropractic research and has published her work in the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and other academic journals. She received the 2005 Australian Spinal Research Foundation Research Poster Award at the World Federation of Chiropractic Biennual Congress in Sydney, Australia. Most recently, she presented her research at the 2007 World Federation of Chiropractic Biennual Congress in Vilamoura, Portugal.

Lishchyna has been a Director of the Ontario Chiropractic Association (OCA) since 2002. Currently, she holds the position of Secretary-Treasurer. Prior to being elected to the OCA Board, she also held an appointment with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and served as an inspector for Chiropractic Review Committee with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario.

She is an active community volunteer, was a member of the Board of Directors for the Peel Children’s Aid Society and a Steering Committee Member of the Mississauga Halton Local Health Intergration Network (LHIN). Currently, Lishchyna is member of the Steering Committee for the Mississauga Halton Infection Control Network and a member of the Primary Care Detailed Planning and Action Team of the Mississauga-Halton LHIN.

 

Dennis Liu, BSc, MSc, DC

Instructor, Physiology and Biochemistry

Dr. Dennis Liu is an Instructor in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He was previously a Laboratory Demonstrator in Physiology at the University of Toronto and later a Teaching Assistant at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. After earning a undergraduate degree in neuroscience at the University of Toronto and a Masters degree in Physiology also from the University of Toronto, he completed his Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Liu’s research focuses on neuroscience in chiropractic medicine. He has contributed articles to Neuroscience Letters and other academic journals. He also is a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the Ontario chiropractic Association and the College of the Chiropractors of Ontario.

 

Melanie Locke, BScN, RN, DC

Tutor, Clinical Diagnosis

Dr. Melanie Locke is a Tutor for the Division of Chiropractic Clinical Sciences at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, a Consultant Assessor for the Canadian Rehabilitation Institute, and an Independent Examiner at the North York Rehabilitation Centre. After earning an undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario and getting her Registered Nurse certification from the College of Nurses of Ontario, she completed her Doctor of Chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College.

Locke has written for the Sigma ThetaTau International Honor Society of Nursing. She also is a member of the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Ontario Chiropractic Association, the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association, CMCC’s Governors' Club and the College of Nurses of Ontario.

 

Octavian Calin Lucaciu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy

Dr. Octavian Calin Lucaciu is an M.D. graduate (1991) of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Victor Babes" from Timisoara (Romania) and a PhD graduate of the University of Oradea (Romania) and former Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of University of Oradea (Romania).

He is an encyclopedic, medical personality who brings to CMCC, the experience of more than 13 years of teaching medical, dental, physical and kinetic therapist students in Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Histology, and Embryology and more than eight years of medical practice as an intern, general practitioner and resident in emergency medicine. Lucaciu began teaching chiropractic students.

He is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy with teaching responsibilities in Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Histology, and Embryology. He has contributed articles to Experimental Biology, Medical Student Journal and other academic journals and books. He also served on the board of editors for the Xth Congress of the Romanian Society of Anatomists and the IIIrd Congress of the Balcanic Medical Union in Oradea Romania. He is currently a member of the American Association of Anatomists.