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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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Craig Jacobs, BFA, DC, FCCS(C), MSc

IDRR ScientistCraig Jacobs
Director, Clinical Education & Patient Care
Assistant Professor, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
cjacobs@cmcc.ca 

Dr. Craig Jacobs is the Director of Clinical Education and Patient Care at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and oversees nine clinics throughout the GTA. Dr. Jacobs holds a Master’s of Science from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto where he studied musculoskeletal injuries in professional dancers in international elite dance companies as well as conducted a systematic review of injuries in dancers. This is a special interest of his as he was previously a professional contemporary dancer with the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, Israel. He was previously a primary clinician at CMCC’s Clinic at Sherbourne Health where he worked with underserved populations in downtown east Toronto. He was a Clinical Research Coordinator for the CMCC/UOIT Centre for Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation and a Core Scientific Team Member for the Minor Injury Guideline Development Project conducted for the Government of Ontario. Dr. Jacobs maintains a clinical practice in Toronto. He is currently on the national leadership team and clinical quality committee for GLA:D Canada which is an evidence-based education and exercise program for the rehabilitation of people with osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. Dr. Jacobs was a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and from 2014 through 2019 and trained hundreds of students and staff in Mental Health First Aid at CMCC. Lastly, he works to promote Evidence-Based Practice skill development and is on the planning committee for the Process of Integrating Evidence Conference for Complementary and Integrative Health Educators.