Melanie Kusznireckyj (BSc, ND) trained as a naturopathic doctor in Toronto from an accredited college after completing her bachelors in Plant Biology and Ecology at the University of Ottawa. She graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, where she also worked at the Queen West and HIV Sherbourne medical clinics. She currently runs a small private practice in Montreal, and has extended her care-giving to other communities here in Montreal such as SIDA Bénévole and to Street Suds, a community of homeless individuals transitioning to work. She is former VP of the Quebec Association of Naturopathic Medicine and is currently a member of the International Society for Complimentary Medicine Research (IN-CAM), the Réseau québécois d’Action pour la santé des femmes (RQASF), and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (CAND).
She has volunteered in Nicaragua with Natural Doctors International and has traveled to the rainforest for research. Melanie was involved with research as part of the World Health Organization and the International Agency for the Research on Cancer, specifically as part of a large epidemiological study on the use of cells phones and brain tumors. After completing her studies in naturopathic medicine, she was a research assistant and resident with the esteemed scholar and homeopath André Saine, where she learned and gained experience in acute and chronic applications of classical homeopathy.
Melanie Kusznireckyj is a Ukrainian folk dancer, and is professionally trained as a contemporary dancer. She studied modern dance at the School of Dance in Ottawa and worked as an interpreter and choreographer for the company Tilt Sound and Motion in Toronto. Inspired by culture and folklore, Melanie is a fusion artist that is interested in cross-disciplinary art forms. Recently, she collaborated with musicians and visual artists with the Yellowknife Dance Collective.
Melanie enjoys dancing Argentine tango, cooking, and recently began to learn to play the cello.