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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 …


Ari Hershberg

With over 9 years’ experience in the meetings industry, Ari Hershberg has established himself as a ‘go-to’ corporate speaker and entertainment professional. He started as an event planner for cmi Speaker Management and within two years was managing a team of 5 as the Director of Customer Relations, consulting fortune 500 clients, branding, marketing and …


Melissa Hawboldt

Melissa Hawboldt (BA, Dr. TCM dip, R.TCM.P) graduated with honors Magna Cum Laude from the 5-year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program. She began her journey of health and wellness with a BA degree in honors Psychology. Now a Registered TCM Practitioner, she offers private treatments as a in a relaxing and empowering space …


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 August 2015 Newsletter

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Seraphina Capranos »

The Path of the Healer

Oct. 24-25

Robert Rogers »

Medicinal Mushrooms of Western Canada

Oct. 31 to Nov. 1

Kim Graham »

Clinical Recordkeeping for TCM and Acupuncture Practitioners

Nov. 7

Jordan Bower »

How To Tell Your Healing Story

Nov. 14-15

Brandt Stickley »

Shen-Hammer Pulse Diagnosis

Nov. 28-29

Paul Bergner »

A Materia Medica Intensive for the 21st Century

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

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