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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Lauren Ead, BSc, DC

  • Program of Study: Clinical Sciences Residency Program
  • Institution: Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
  • Project Title: Factors associated with low back pain among chiropractic students
  • Project Background: Globally, low back pain (LBP) is the leading cause of disability. Chiropractors are healthcare professionals that report LBP related to their manual therapy techniques. In addition to the demands of being a post-secondary student, chiropractic students may be exposed to occupational risks as they perform manual manipulative techniques. As a previous episode of LBP puts an individual at risk for future episodes of LBP, episodes of LBP as a student could adversely affect function in future healthcare professionals. Thus, it is important to understand factors associated with LBP in the chiropractic student population.
  • Project Objectives: Our project aims to investigate the association between sociodemographic factors, lifestyle behaviours, and medical diagnoses and prevalent moderate to severe LBP among undergraduate students enrolled at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College using data collected for the Ontario Tech University Mental Health and Wellness Study.
  • Funding Source: CMCC


  • Pierre Côté DC, PhD (Ontario Tech University)

Committee Members:

  • Sheilah Hogg-Johnson MMath, PhD (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College)
  • Silvano Mior DC, PhD, FCCS(C) (Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College)
  • Jessica Wong BSc, DC, MPH, FCCS(C), PhD (Ontario Tech University)