Research Overview


Innovation. Rigour. Discovery.

CMCC has one of The most innovative chiropractic research programs in North America. The quality and strength of our research is recognised worldwide. It improves the education of tomorrow’s chiropractors and results in more effective delivery of patient care.

Research Agenda

Three Centres of Research Excellence – Our mission is to expand CMCC's research presence and adresses four main research domains: mechanobiology, health resources, disability preventions and clinical trials both through virtual and physical academic centres. With these areas as our primary focus, chiropractic research at CMCC will continue to elevate the quality of education and help improve patient care.

Research Chair

CMCC is pleased to welcome Dr. Sam Howarth as the holder of the McMorland Family Research Chair for the Centre for the Study of Mechanobiology, Injury and Health. An accomplished and award winning scientist, Dr. Howarth has been involved with multiple collaborations internationally and within Canada. His  specific areas of interest are in  the area of spine function and instability.

Research Symposiums

CMCC hosts a Research Symposium on a biennial basis.  On February 27-28, 2016 in Toronto, the next Symposium entitled Chiropractic Management of Lumbar Disc Protrusion/Herniation will be held. 

This year's event features eleven leading experts from around the world for presentation, discussion, case study review and debate about chiropractic spinal manipulation for lumbar disc protrusion / herniation. Building upon the ground breaking innovation and research of five Swiss chiropractors, a new manipulation technique will be introduced and discussed in detail, backed with research and tempered with strategies of conservative care and risk management. For more information visit Research - Symposiums.


Our 32 active and prolific investigators have published more than 600 articles in peer-reviewed chiropractic and scholarly journals.


Read about CMCC Research Division’s latest investigations in clinical research, educational and professional science, interprofessional health dynamics, mechanobiology, injury and health and mentored student projects.

Partners & Funders

CMCC researchers regularly work together with universities, government and industry to improve chiropractic education, patient health and heath care policy. The division has received grants from a number of sources, including the Canadian Government through the Research Support Fund, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the National Institutes of Health in the United States. CMCC faculty and students have also formed collaborative relationships with other academic institutions across North America, conducting innovative research projects with fellow scientists at the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Saskatchewan, University of Toronto and Ryerson University. Stay updated with CMCC's partners and funders.

Research Facilities

CMCC has a number of laboratories on campus to investigate mechanisms underlying health and the prevention and treatment of pain. Collaborative arrangements give select CMCC researchers access to laboratories at universities across Canada. Discover CMCC's research facilities.

Research Publications

The CMCC Research Report, published every few years, provides a close-up look at the work of our researchers and the projects taking place at the institution.

FAQ and Useful Links


Contact Us
Division of Research
Acting Dean: Marion McGregor, DC, PhD
Tel: 416 482 2340, x 259
Fax: 416 482 2560