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Who We Are

Pacific Rim College is a Designated Private Training 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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Meghan Rebecca-Joy Rekis

Meghan is embracing her third year at PRC with the objective of obtaining a Diploma in Phytotherapy. She hopes to combine her herbal background with studies in Acupuncture and offer a diverse range of modalities in her future practice. She is passionate about plants, likes to forage, and to create medicinal cacao treats. She is …


Peter Conway

Peter Conway is a leading herbalist (Phytotherapist) with a core interest in contrasting and integrating approaches to healing from both traditional and contemporary sources. He enjoys testing the alleged boundaries between disciplines and approaches and seeing what happens when these give way to open up to allow new connections and potentials. Peter combines his clinical …


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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PRC President named one of Canada’s Top Health Influencers

Pacific Rim College founder and president Todd Howard was named as one of Canada’s Top 100 Health Influencers by Optimyz Magazine! A feature on all those recognized is in the current newsstand copy of Optimyz Magazine. Congratulations to all!


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