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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 …


Tayler Krawczyk

Tayler is an eco-social entrepreneur passionate about regenerative land management and permaculture design. With his partner Solara, he runs Hatchet & Seed, an edible landscaping and climate-smart land planning business, based in North Saanich, BC. With a B.A. in International Development Studies from the University of Saskatchewan and certificates in permaculture design, ecological design and …


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 October 2015 Newsletter

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Paul Bergner »

A Materia Medica Intensive for the 21st Century

Nov. 28-29

Brandt Stickley »

Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis

Nov. 28-29

Margi Flint »

Reading the Body: Traditional Western Herbal Medicine Diagnosis

Jan. 23-24

Margi Flint »

Reading the Body: The Practicing Herbalist

Jan. 30-31

Bryn Eliot »

Inclusiveness in a Clinical Setting: Implementing Best Care Practices for Trans* Patients

Feb. 13-20

Dr. Reuven Freesman »

Clinical Essentials: Creating Simple and Powerful Treatments with Channel-Based Acupuncture

Feb. 20-21

Jessica Marais »

Reconnecting Healthcare with Social and Ecological Justice

Mar. 12-13

Sarah Brune »

Bach Flower Remedies for Pets and their People – Level One

Mar. 19-20

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