As a wonderful spring and summer term pass, each campus is getting ready to open their doors to new students and welcoming back many more. Before Summer turns into Fall we wanted to reflect on all the wonderful things that have happened at the College of Massage.
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Thanks for making the College of Massage great!
The College of Massage Team
WCCMT Annual Stress Buster BBQ: The WCCMT Stress Buster BBQ was complete with burgers, hotdogs, salads, cake and door prizes. Nadia (our Director of Operations) was flipping burgers, and Dr. Nancy Joseph (our Academic Coordinator) was slinging slaw. A great time was had by all!
Congratulations to Rosemary Forst and Wilson Mah for receiving The Harry Goldstein Memorial Leadership Award. The Harry Goldstein Memorial Leadership Award is conferred on an annual basis at our summer graduation event to a member of our student body who best exemplifies the qualities of optimism, caring, compassion, integrity and always going the extra mile for the college and/or the profession of Massage Therapy. Congratulations to both students for their successes!
Megan Johnson has over ten years’ experience in Graphic Communications and New Media and came to WCCMT from a previous role as the Provincial Communications Coordinator for The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – BC and Yukon Division. Originally trained in Computer Science and Graphic Arts from the Vancouver Film School, Megan and has a special interest in Advertising and Communications. Megan is delighted to join the WCCMT team, and we are looking forward to lots of success together!
After almost 2 decades at the Bay St location, WCCMT Victoria packed up and moved on, opening our 818 Broughton doors for the first time on May 4, 2015. Faculty and students alike were thrilled to have our new space, and it’s been a wonderful new start for everyone.
Students at WCCMT Victoria get ample opportunity to use volunteer their skills around the city. This summer they have been able to work at sporting events, business gatherings and different festivals around town such as the Oak Bay Marathon and Car Free Day downtown.
Students at WCCMT Victoria campus have always been able to connect with their faculty through small class sizes, but recently the two groups have gotten to know each other even better through faculty hosted events. The team has been holding lab visits, seminars, student competitions and the ever-popular morning coffee sessions!
WCCMT is always proud to recognize those students that go above and beyond their student responsibilities. This year we are incredibly excited to announce that Ashley Nyguen has received the Cory Mintz Scholarship for her volunteer work in the community. We are also incredibly proud of Chelsea Frenkel, another student of WCCMT Victoria who recently received the Making a Difference Award from Community Victoria for her work with a young boy with physical and developmental disabilities. Great job!
Be sure to come in and check out our new clinic for a relaxation or therapeutic massage. Our students are eager to treat new patients, and would love to meet you! Call 250-381-9800 to set up an appointment!
We are incredibly excited to welcome our newest faculty member: Dr. Brad Ferguson, BSc, DC, FRCCSS(C). Brad completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Saint Francis Xavier University in 2008. Following this he graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, Ontario with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2012 achieving cum laude and clinic honours designations. Dr. Ferguson has furthered his education completing the Sports Sciences Residency Program at CMCC earning specialty in sports medicine. He is one of only three Fellows of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences (Canada) in the Maritimes. Dr. Ferguson is also a certified medical acupuncture provider, certified strength and conditioning specialist and a Red Cross emergency first responder. Brad has recently finished working with athletes for the Pan Am games!
CCMH Halifax wants to hear from you! That’s right! This year we are rolling out our “recent grad” and “1-year out alumni” satisfaction surveys. We want to hear how you feel about our curriculum, instruction, admin staff, facility and faculty. We also want to know about your life outside of school. We want our program to be the best in Atlantic Canada and are looking to our graduates to tell us how to get there!
Pool Side Assistance
Among many wonderful outreaches and events, CCMH Toronto was proud to provide poolside massages during the Pan Am Swim Trials this past Spring. Under the guidance of RMT’s Remo Bucci and Mark Dones, students gained valuable sports oriented experience and provide valuable help at this world class event.
We are incredibly pleased to announce that we have a acquired a new partnership with Mount Sinai hospital. This new partnership will give our students practical hands-on experience in a fantastic location. We look forward to many years with Mount Sinai Hospital and reinforcing our belief of giving back to the community.
We are proud to welcome several new faculty members to the Toronto team! Carlye Campbell will be teaching CA2, and is a Teaching Assistant for CA1 & Clinic Supervisor. Eric Wu is our new Clinic Supervisor and Jeffrey Day will be a Teaching Assistant for CA1 & 2. We also welcome Ana Kordic, who will be the Teaching Assistant for GAP & MST3, as well as the Clinic Supervisor & Mt Sinai placement supervisor. Gavin Kerr, Teaching Assistant for MST1 and Filippo Perzia, Clinic Supervisor round out the new faculty as we shape up for an exciting new term.
Jessica Morales, moved from CCMH Toronto to the CCMH Cambridge Campus. Jessica is a rock-star and has transitioned her talents to the new location beautifully. She is missed at the Toronto campus, but will continue to be an asset at CCMH Cambridge.
CCMH Cambridge had its first job fair, and what a success it was for current students and also graduated students who joined us! This was one of many opportunities to connect with potential employers face to face. We hope to continue this event in the future.
Reid Thatcher Roosenboom was born on May 26th at midnight in the Guelph General Hospital to Instructor Amy Reid. Reid weighed 6Lbs 13 ounces and was 20.1 inches long. Amy reports that he is growing like a weed; he weighed 10Lbs 2 ounces at his one month check up! Congratulations to Amy and to anyone else in our College of Massage Family who has had happy additions to their families!