The Fallacy of RICE

November 10th, 2014

by Todd Howard For more than a decade I have maintained the position – to patients and audiences – that the typical RICE prescription (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) for physical injuries is not only counter-intuitive but also harmful to the healing process. During my university studies, as both a varsity athlete and an Exercise …

What is a Doula?

November 8th, 2014

A Doula is a person who assists women before, during and after labour by providing emotional and physical support and information to both the labouring mother and her family. The word doula stems from the ancient Greek word for “someone who serves”. The service a Doula provides includes emotional support such as encouragement, providing recommendations …

PRC Helps Catalyze Local Upcycler

November 5th, 2014

As a result of being a participating sponsor at the 2013 Living the New Economy (LNE) event in Victoria, Pacific Rim College president Todd Howard met Andrew MacDonald, visionary founder of the upstart upcycler Hammer and Tidy. Soon after the event, the college hired Andrew to help with some projects for a new wing that …