Highlights of David J. Wickes' Inauguration as CMCC’s Next President on November 7, 2014
Watch Dr. Wickes' Inaugural Address
The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College’s (CMCC) Board of Governor Chair, Dr. Mark Labrecque, officially inaugurated CMCC’s next President on November 7, 2014, in front of a packed audience in CCPA Hall. President Emeritus Dr. Jean Moss, members of the Board of Governors, academic delegates from across the continent, representatives from national and provincial associations, faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends attended the ceremony. With an impressive background in higher education and academic administration Dr. Wickes joined CMCC on July 1, 2014, relocating from Bridgeport, Connecticut.
In his inaugural address, Dr. Wickes focused on the three elements of CMCC’s mission -- education, research and patient care, and expressed his vision for CMCC in the years ahead. Wickes began by clearly articulating that CMCC must deliver the highest quality educational experience for its students both past and present, and underscored the critical role of active learning and discovery in teaching methodologies.
He went on to discuss CMCC’s ongoing commitment to research and affirmed his intention to continue to build upon it. He vowed that CMCC cannot relinquish the responsibility of exploring and validating the basic and clinical concepts of manipulation to the other health professions, and that during his tenure as president the institution shall not waiver from its dedication to research as a vital part of its mission.
In addressing the third element of the CMCC mission, the delivery of world class patient care, he reminded the audience that this is the element that bridges education and research, and that comprehensive clinical experience is a key part of the curriculum and a fundamental component in clinical research trials.
Dr. Wickes closed his address by stating that he was grateful for the opportunity to lead CMCC, to help set the course to provide an optimal setting to teach, learn, and work, and to build upon its heritage and accomplishments.
Prior to taking on this role, Dr. Wickes served as dean of the College of Chiropractic at the University of Bridgeport.Find out more about Dr. Wickes.