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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 Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine 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 …


Sean Donahue

Sean Donahue is an herbalist, writer and teacher. He is dedicated to the continuation and revitalization of traditions in western herbalism that connect people and plants as partners in healing, honour the inherent intelligence and potential of the human mind, body, and spirit, and recognize the connections between physical, emotional, and spiritual healing and between …


Verena McCrae

Verena McCrae, a former student at PRC, is currently growing her practice just outside the city in Langford. Just this past August, Verena passed the 6th provincial licensing exam to earn her the title of Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She’s thrilled to be offering treatments out of a lovely space at Mandala Center for …


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.

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PRC named Vancouver Island ‘Professional Business of the Year’!

PRC has been named the Vancouver Island ‘Professional Business of the Year’ in the 2016 Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards. We are thrilled and honoured to be presented such a prestigious award!


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