Ribbon cutting for the opening of the Tzu Chi Clinic of Traditional Chinese Medicine

The Tzu Chi Foundation has opened a new, first-of-its-kind Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic at Humber College’s North Campus. The clinic will be open to the public and offer integrated and personalized protocols of TCM.

Gary Ho, CEO, Tzu Chi Foundation Canada and Chris Whitaker, Humber president and CEO, formally launched the partnership and opened the clinic on Friday, October 5 at Humber’s North Campus.

“The clinic is a living laboratory to provide applied, work-integrated-learning and clinical placement opportunities for our students that they couldn’t get anywhere else,” said Chris Whitaker, Humber president and CEO. “Working with the Tzu Chi Foundation, we will also provide the community with access to regulated high-quality Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies and elevate the standards of practice in the field.” 

Students will receive hands-on inter-professional education, complete supervised direct patient care hours, determine diagnoses and treatment plans, and gain the valuable hands-on experience.

“Having a student clinic on campus is instrumental to applying classroom learning to a practical setting,” said Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner student Xissy Wang. “We also get to interact with the community at large, supporting and empowering patients while seeing the effect our treatments have on their well-being.”

This clinic will also be home to collaborative research that will contribute to the science of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

“We are committed to continually improving the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine and providing more members of the community with access to highly-trained and experienced TCM practitioners with different expertise from Canada or other parts of the world. We look forward to doing so alongside students in the first-ever public Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program,” said Mr. Ho.