Chiropractors recruiting from Universities?
As a student, I recently discovered that the New Zealand College of Chiropractors is exhibiting at the University of Canterbury Careers & Employment Fair, NZi3 Foyer and HP Room, 69 Creyke Road, Christchurch, 5.00-8.00pm on Monday 16th May.
Having expressed my concern to the University that woo does not belong anywhere near UC, I received a reply from Chris Bridgman, Careers Internships and Employment Manager, as follows:
"The NZ College of Chiropractic offers a qualification recognised by the N.Z Qualifications Authority.
The NZ College of Chiropractic has attended the UC Careers & Employment Fair for several years. They are interested in University Graduates, and recognise the knowledge and skills developed through university study as being of value in training as a Chiropractor.
In past years students have been interested in exploring this as a possible career option for them".
My request to the Careers Manager that he revoke their invitation has not yet had any reply.
Come this Monday May 16, it would be a good idea to have a number of concerned people turn up at the event (which is open to all interested parties), and express their concern that quackery and woo are being given apparent legitimacy and support at the University of Canterbury.
Any updates will be posted here.