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Government of Canada Makes Infrastructure Investments in Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

June 05, 2009 16:44 ET

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire - June 5, 2009) – The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), today announced more than $350,000 in infrastructure funding for the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto.

The funding is being provided through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, a two-year, $2-billion program designed to repair and expand research and educational facilities at Canadian colleges and universities. The program is helping to provide economic stimulus and promote employment by creating jobs for engineers, architects, tradespeople and technicians.

“This Government of Canada investment will provide a significant economic stimulus to the region,” said Minister of State Goodyear. “Our government is investing in innovation to create jobs, to help our economy recover quickly and to improve the quality of life of Canadians.”

Together with funding from the College itself, the investment for infrastructure projects at the College totals more than $1.2 million.

Canada’s Economic Action Plan sets out to stimulate the Canadian economy over the next two years and to improve our long-term competitiveness through $12 billion in new infrastructure investment, which includes the $2-billion Knowledge Infrastructure Program. This new support is the next substantive investment in the Government of Canada’s multi-year Science and Technology Strategy, Mobilizing Science and Technology to Canada’s Advantage.

Knowledge Infrastructure Program Investments in the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

Through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, the federal government is investing $351,480 to fund two projects at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. The College is providing an additional $858,726 in funding for these projects.



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Institution             Project                 Federal               Other
                        Description             Contribution   Contribution
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Canadian Memorial       Diagnostic and          $225,980           $722,726
 Chiropractic College   Procedural Simulation
                        Learning Labs
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Canadian Memorial       Enhancing Health        $125,500           $136,000
 Chiropractic College   and Safety, and
                        Building Efficiency
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                                         TOTAL  $351,480           $858,726
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For more information about the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, including program criteria and application instructions, please visit www.ic.gc.ca/knowledge-infrastructure.

2 comments to Government of Canada Makes Infrastructure Investments in Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College

  • That would be Dr. Gary Goodyear, DC.

  • Looks like it’s just as bad in CA as it is here with the NIH… huge budget, and yet a fraction of 1% goes to Chiropractic.

    As Dr. Anthony Rosner, Director of FCER stated before it’s demise:

    “Even more remarkable is the efficiency of chiropractic research. When compared to the NIH budget of nearly $20 billion, the $10 million investment in federal funds is substantially less than a tenth of 1 percent, which makes it less than a rounding error. Put another way, as a couple of wags have offered in the past, the federal government must believe in alternative medicine, because it has given chiropractic researchers homeopathic doses of money with which to work.”

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