Pacific Rim College
Featured InstructorHannah Roessler, MA, is passionate about plants and has a deep commitment to food sovereignty issues. She earned her MA in Environmental Studies from the University of Victoria, where she explored how organic farmers in the Pacific Northwest perceive climate change and adapt to changing environmental conditions at the farm-level. Her current research interests also span agroecology, community engagement in food security, permaculture, and traditional land-management and cultivation techniques. Hannah has international permaculture and farming experience, having developed and delivered programs on sustainable food production, food security and health, and having led workshops on plant propagation, cultivation and care, ethnobotany and herbal medicine-making. Some of her videography work highlighting food security and farming challenges and opportunities in and around Vancouver Island can be seen at www.farmersfilmanac.com. more>>
Featured StudentErin Hill was raised in southern California and moved to Canada after completing a Bachelor's in cellular biology at California State University Fullerton in 2009. After a brief visit to an acupuncturist while living in California, Erin found herself completely fascinated with that aspect of alternative healing with a medicine that is so old. With nothing else to go on except for her own experiences, which had been mainly with modern medicine, Erin was driven to pursue her interests in acupuncture and more specifically, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). After her move to Canada, she began undertaking a 5-year doctorate in TCM at Pacific Rim College. She worked as a qualified emergency Veterinary Technician for a total of 9 years during most of her educational years until becoming registered as an acupuncturist. Erin has always been passionate about medicine, healing, preventative medicine, and working with her hands. With an emphasis on fertility and pain management, she strives to bring her knowledge, compassion, and experience to a wellness clinic where she can help her patients achieve harmony and balance within their body.
Featured AlumniSasha Staples, RAc, graduated from Pacific Rim College in 2011 with the highest of honours. She has always had a passion for health and science and since a young age wanted to work in a field where she could help people. Born and raised in Victoria, Sasha also attended the University of Victoria for 3 years with a focus on Biology, Physiology and Anatomy. Upon graduation from PRC, Sasha participated in Continuing Education at PRC to become certified in the increasingly popular Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. She now offers it along with several other treatments at her own clinic, Radiance Health and Acupuncture. Not only is she practicing but she is also an Admission Coordinator at Pacific Rim College. She loves working with new students and being able to share her passion for the college and holistic medicine. For more information feel free to visit her website at www.radiancehealth.ca.
Book of the MonthEat. Taste. Heal: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for Modern Living is this month's featured book. Written by a medical doctor, a patient and an acclaimed chef, it is an excellent resource within the field of holistic health and nutrition. A complete guidebook and cookbook in one, it demystifies the ancient healing science of Ayurveda, humankind's most ancient system of healthy living. It contains over 150 recipes and received a Maverick Award for excellence in photography. This book is available from the PRC Bookstore for $28.95. more>>
Workshops and Events
Dr. Martha Lucas to present TCM for Women's Health. more>>
Sally Fallon Morell presents Nourishing Traditions. more>>
Ann Harman to present hydrosols and distillation. more>>
Brandt Stickley to present pulse diagnosis. more>>
Continuing Education in natural medicines. more>>
New and Noteworthy
March 2014 - Holistic Doula Program to be offered in Vancouver. more>>
February 2014 - Summer 2014 Schedule of Courses. more>>
October 2013 - Winter 2014 Schedule of Courses. more>>
August 2013 - Natural Doctors International joins as Global Outreach partner. more>>
April 2013 - Pacific Rim College is now Bullfrog Powered. more>>
January 2013 - Diploma of Phytotherapy now recognized by Ontario Herbalist Association! more>>
November 2012 - Holistic Doula Certificate announced. more>>
May 2012 - PRC gains EQA recognition. more>>
April 2012 - Diploma of Holistic Nutrition approved by NANP. more>>
March 10 - Receive unlimited Acupuncture and Herbal treatments for $1.30/day. more>>
March 09 - Douglas Magazine names PRC one of "10 to Watch" amongst Victoria's businesses.