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Who We Are

Pacific Rim College is a government (PCTIA) accredited academic institution of complementary and integrative medicine located on Vancouver Island in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. The college was founded to provide world-class education, modern research opportunities and premier clinical services in a variety of medical modalities including Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Western Herbal Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Doula Training and Integrative Health.

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Ali Jopp

Ali Jopp, born and raised in Victoria, decided to pursue studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine after personally experiencing its potency. She is concurrently enrolled in the DTCM program and pursuing a B.A. in Pacific and Asian Studies with a focus on China. She regularly practices Yang style Tai Qi Chuan, Qi Gong and meditation.


Patti Thompson

Patti has been a midwife for over 30 years. She trained in Vancouver through the apprenticeship model with doctors and midwives. She is experienced in complementary therapies, and focuses on preventative health care for women during pregnancy and birth, and for the newborn. Because of her empirical training, her midwifery philosophy has evolved from responding …


Krista Poulton

Krista Poulton, BKin, Dip. Phyt. (RHT), graduated from Pacific Rim College in April of 2014 with the highest of honours and joined the Administration team at Pacific Rim College in the summer of 2014. Krista balances working with the Administrative team at Pacific Rim College with starting her Herbal Medicine clinic, operating in Fernwood Square …


The Practicing Herbalist

The 3rd edition of The Practicing Herbalist by PRC Visiting Professor Margi Flint is now available. This incredible textbook is a must have for any practicing herbalist. For over thirty years Margi has worked as a labour coach, polarity therapist, and herbalist.


Dietary Supplement-Related Liver Damage Incidents Triple in 10 Years

Liver injuries caused by herbal and dietary supplements have tripled in the past 10 years, according to a new study conducted by the Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN). The DILIN was established by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to collect and review cases of liver damage caused by prescription drugs, …


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Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada

Nov. 1-2

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The Art of Healing Women using TCM

Nov. 8-9

Seraphina Capranos »

Homeopathy for Women’s Health

Nov. 15-16

Jessica Marais »

Exploring Herbal Medicine as Social & Ecological Activism

Nov. 22-23

Paul Bergner »

Systemic Inflammation, Food Intolerance, and Autoimmunity

Nov. 29-30

Dr. Martha Lucas »

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture

Jan. 17-18

Sandor Katz »

The Art of Fermentation

Feb. 8

Kevin Kunzler »

The Art of Percolation

Feb. 14-15

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