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 StudentRickilee Walls was born and raised in Barrie, Ontario, but followed her dreams of west coast living after high school. She completed a certificate in Wilderness Leadership and a diploma in Outdoor Recreation Management before attending Pacific Rim College for the dual diploma in Phytotherapy and Holistic nutrition. Rickilee has always been interested in natural health, so after many summers working with youth and tourists in nature, her desire to learn more about plants was too strong for her to ignore. She is fascinated with the energetics of plants and the power herbs and food have for quality of life. She is also in yoga teacher training in Victoria and is excited to integrate all aspects of her education into a clinical practice in the future. In her spare time Rickilee enjoys hiking, running, gardening, kayaking, and snowboarding.
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
Joel Salatin to present. more>>
William Davis, author of Wheat Belly, presents in February. more>>
Jason Robertson returns to present Channel Palpation. more>>
Peter Deadman to present in 2014. more>>
Continuing Education in natural medicines. more>>
New and Noteworthy
October 2013 - Winter 2014 Schedule of Courses. more>>
August 2013 - Natural Doctors International joins as Global Outreach partner. more>>
July 2013 - Fall 2013 Schedule of Courses. 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.