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Pacific Rim College is an award-winning institution specializing in Holistic Medicine and Sustainable Living. 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 sustainable land stewardship and a variety of medical modalities. Program areas include Permaculture Design, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Western Herbal Medicine, Holistic Nutrition, Doula Training and Integrative Health.

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Xenia Ulok

This is Xenia’s first semester at PRC. Coming all the way from Thunder Bay, she is really enjoying being in the dual diplomas of Holistic Nutrition and Phytotherapy (and the amazing Victoria weather). Xenia says that “I knew this was the right program for me when my instructors began to bring herbs into the classroom …


Hannah Roessler

Hannah Roessler is passionate about plants and has a deep commitment to food sovereignty issues. She is particularly interested breaking down barriers to food sovereignty by seeking out and engaging a variety of different culturally appropriate solutions. She is a professional agrologist (P.Ag.) and ethnobotanist, and her research interests span agroecology, permaculture, medicinal plants, and …


Amy Ritchie, NNCP

Amy graduated from the Diploma of Holistic Nutrition program with Summa Cum Laude honours and is practicing in her hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Amy is a member of the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Professionals and currently working for the Live Better division of Janzen’s Pharmacy, a progressive local pharmacy which integrates holistic wellness …


Nourishing Destiny

Nourishing Destiny, first published in 1999, has now become a classic text in the field of Chinese Medicine and is in use as a core text by schools of many traditions throughout the world. Nourishing Destiny examines Chinese medicine as a science pertaining to the evolution of consciousness.

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On Becoming a Permaculturist

I often think about all the things I don’t know. Or maybe it’s better to say, I often think about not knowing, envisioning a kind of huge space next to whatever I call “what I know”. And then, sometimes, I try to stretch it out and make it a collective thing – all that we …


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Achieving Optimal Health Through Nourishing Traditional Diets

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Collaborative Oncology – A Phytotherapy Perspective (Level 1)

Jan. 27-28

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Collaborative Oncology – A Phytotherapy Perspective (Level 2)

Feb. 3-4

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Healing Autoimmune and Chronic Illness

Feb. 3-4

Mark Lakeman »

Permaculture, Place-Making and Planet Repair

Feb. 24-25

Dr. Reuven Freesman »

Clinical Essentials: Simple and Effective Treatments

Mar. 10-11

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Permaculture Design Process and Multi-Functional Hedgerows

Mar. 10-11

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Building Plant Relations

Mar. 17-18

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