Our History

May 8, 1997

Founded in 1997 by Dr. Benny Xu, Doctor of Acupuncture

Alberta College of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACATCM) was founded on May 8, 1997, by the visionary Dr. Benny Xu. ACATCM is the first institution in Alberta to provide professional education and training for acupuncturists and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners.

May 8, 1997
August 1, 2002

Exclusive Partnership with the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

This historical partnership is the first of its kind between Canada and China in the education of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its milestone inspired a new collaborative effort on passing the knowledge of ancient Chinese medicine to Canadians in the twenty-first century.

August 1, 2002
September 1, 2005

Dr. Benny Xu Honoured with the Alberta’s Centennial Medal

Alberta’s Centennial Medal was awarded to Dr. Benny Xu by the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in recognition of the outstanding services and contributions to the development of the education and training of traditional Chinese medicine in Alberta.

September 1, 2005
May 8, 2013

Joint Venture with the Yunnan University of Chinese Medicine

Partnership with the Yunnan University of Chinese Medicine further enhanced our education program and ties with elite acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine institutions in China.

May 8, 2013
June 8, 2016

Partnership with Huatuo Institute

Huatuo Institute is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to helping the community with acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, as well as promoting the meaningful development of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.

June 8, 2016
December 15, 2017

ACATCM Celebrates its 20th Birthday

This event was attended by over 130 distinguished friends and guests. We were delighted to host Counsel General Lu Xu, Deputy Counsel Yin Juming of the PRC, Mr. Gary Mar, and Mr. Jason Luan. While they were unable to attend, Mayor Nahed Nenshi, Mr. Sean Chu and Mr. Jason Kenny sent their congratulations and best wishes.

December 15, 2017
April 21, 2018

Partnership with SNAPTCM

Sino North American Partnership For Traditional Chinese Medicine (SNAPTCM) is an international collaborative effort between Beijing Wanfang Data, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine of China, Alberta College of Acupuncture and TCM, Huatuo Institute, and the Huatuo Health Society.

April 21, 2018
April 10, 2019

This partnership points to a bright future of cooperation for the two academic institutions, with its best wishes for the development of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.

April 10, 2019
March 28, 2021

Partnership with CHIP

C.H.I.P. is a publicly funded Complementary Health Integration Project, providing proven Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) services specifically aiming for the improvement of pain, mental health, and addiction-related health issues.

March 28, 2021
May 26, 2021

Present

Covid-19 has changed the world, we wish everyone stay safe and stay healthy!
ACATCM first recognized the seriousness of Covid-19 in early January 2020 and started making plans. Our state-of-the-art online education platform has allowed us to continue to deliver quality education, and we are expecting to return to regular classroom settings in fall 2021.

May 26, 2021
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