James Christian

Academic Dean & Dean, School of Western Herbal Medicine

James Christian is a Medical Herbalist, having studied with the College of Phytotherapy in the UK and achieving a B.Sc. in Herbal Medicine. James is currently completing his third and final year of a M.Sc. program at the University of Central Lancashire studying Herbal Medicine with a specialty in Herbal Education.

James maintains professional membership in the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy (CPP) in the UK and is a previous member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH). James is the past-President of the Modern and Traditional Herbalists Guild of BC and past Board Member of the Canadian Council of Herbalists Associations (CCHA).

James is very passionate about nature and the environment. He travels to various parts of the world to study their use of indigenous medicines. Aside from working with medicinal plants in South Korea, James has spent time in Peru, Nicaragua and Costa Rica studying their local use of plants as medicines. James is also passionate about growing plants and currently has over 50 different varieties of medicinal plants in his yard which he uses to make his own medicines.