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January 3, 2017 - Message from the Registrar: Are you thinking of enrolling in the Clinical Herbal Therapy or Herbal Consulting Diploma Program this September? NOW is the time to make certain you have all your admission requirements. If you are missing the required biology and/or chemistry, Dominion Herbal College has 6-month distance learning biology and chemistry courses available that have been specifically designed for students registering in these programs. Contact me (Bernice) by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 604-433-1926.

August 26, 2016 - Message from the Registrar:
 Dominion Herbal College is now accepting enrollment in the Herbal Consulting and Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Programs for the upcoming academic year starting September 2016. If you require more information on these career programs in Herbal Medicine click the links above or contact me by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 604-433-1926.

April 24, 2016 - Dominion Herbal College (DHC) is participating in the 3rd Annual Natural Wellness Career & Jobs Fair hosted by our friends at Health Action Network Society (HANS) on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10am-4pm at UBC Robson Square (800 Robson St. Vancouver, BC). Registrar Bernice Birzneck and DHC Instructors will be on location to answer questions about our basic to clinical level programs in Herbal Medicine‬. Stop by our table to say “Hi!” and ask about our “Event Special”.

January 6, 2016 - Message from the Registrar: Thinking of enrolling in the Clinical Herbal Therapy or Herbal Consulting Diploma Program this September? NOW is the time to make certain you have all your admission requirements. If you are missing the required biology and/or chemistry, Dominion Herbal College offers 6-month distance learning biology and chemistry courses specifically designed for students registering in these programs. Contact me (Bernice) by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 604-433-1926.

December 22, 2015 - Welcome International Students! Dominion Herbal College has become part of the TOEFL iBT® Designated Institutions Network. We've made it easier for international students to enroll in our Online and ‪Distance Education‬ programs in ‪Herbal Medicine‬ by becoming a ‪TOEFL‬ Destination Institution and accepting TOEFL iBT® scores. Dominion Herbal College is North America's Oldest School of Herbal Medicine educating people around the world since 1926. DHC is an ‪accredited‬ institution in ‪Canada‬ offering programs from personal interest to clinical level. TOEFL is the leading English-language proficiency exam in the world.

September 18, 2015 - IN MEMORIAM: The DHC family is sad to announce the loss of Dr. Art Birzneck, DC, our Dean, instructor, father, father-in-law, husband, brother, grandfather and friend. The youngest son of former President Ella Birzneck, Art committed his life to improving the health of others through his 30+ years of chiropractic practice and as the Dean and an instructor at the College. Art may be gone but not forgotten.

August 7, 2015 - Message from the VP Herbal Studies: Attention Physicians and Physician-level Health Care Practitioners!! Interested in developing a working knowledge of Herbal Medicine as a complimentary healing modality? ENROLL NOW in our 2-year Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Program designed specifically for Physicians.

August 7, 2015 - Message from the Registrar: Dominion Herbal College is now accepting enrollment in the Herbal Consulting and Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Programs for the upcoming academic year starting September 1, 2015. If you are interested in pursuing a career in Herbal Medicine and require more information on these programs, please contact me by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 604-433-1926.

June 6, 2015 – DHC is excited to be exhibiting at the 2015 Vancouver Island Herb Gathering hosted by our friends at Innisfree Farm, Harmonic Arts and the Canadian Council of Herbalist Associations. DHC is North America’s Oldest School of Herbal Medicine (since 1926) and many of our students, graduates, instructors and clinic supervisors will be attending and lecturing. Members of our administrative staff will be on location to answer questions about our programs in Herbal Medicine from basic to clinical levels. Drop by our vendor booth to say “Hi!” and ask about our “event special”. We encourage you to attend this amazing herbal event and become a part of the herbal community.

May 22, 2015 - DHC is participating in the 2nd Annual Natural Wellness Career & Jobs Fair hosted by our friends at HANS on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10am-4pm at UBC Robson Square (800 Robson St. Vancouver, BC). DHC has been a supporter of HANS since 1980 and we are glad to once again be part of this event. Registrar Bernice Birzneck and instructor Julieta Criollo, DNM, CHT, RHT will be on location to answer questions about our programs in Herbal Medicine‬. Stop by our table to say “Hi!” and ask about our “event special”.

February 10, 2015 - Chanchal Cabrera, a long-time supporter and friend of Dominion Herbal College is co-hosting the Vancouver Island Herb Gathering at Innisfree Farm June 12 – 14, 2015.  Herbalists will enjoy a full weekend of over 50 lectures, hands-on demos and herb walks, a herbal elixir bar, the “Honoring Our Elders” ceremony on Saturday night, dancing by the bonfire and so much more.  The event is co-hosted with the Canadian Council of Herbalists Associations.  Go to www.herbgathering.org for more information.

February 6, 2015 - The Wellness Show will be held in Vancouver, BC Feb 13-15. For those of you interested in registering in the Chartered Herbalist Diploma Program and are attending the show, stop by the Health Action Network Society (HANS) Booth #519 and ask for our brochure with our “show special”.

January 26, 2015 - Message from the Registrar: Are you thinking of enrolling in the Clinical Herbal Therapy or Herbal Consulting Diploma Program this September? NOW is the time to make certain you have all your admission requirements. If you are missing the required biology and/or chemistry, Dominion Herbal College has 6-month distance learning biology and chemistry courses available that have been specifically designed for students registering in these programs. Contact me (Bernice) by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 604-433-1926.

October 24, 2014 - DHC Graduate Katolen Yardley expert speaker at Mind-alive! Conference
Dominion Herbal College Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Program graduate and DHC clinic supervisor Katolen Yardley will be an expert speaker at the Mind-alive! Conference: Exploring Natural Medicine for Mental Health on Saturday, October 25th at the Vancouver Convention Centre (East). The event is sponsored by our friends at the Health Action Network Society (HANS). To attend, click here for more information.

September 2, 2014 - Enrollment date extended through September 30, 2014
Dominion Herbal College
 is extending the deadline for enrollment in the Herbal Consulting Diploma Program and Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Programs through September 30, 2014.  If you are interested in pursuing a career in Herbal Medicine and require more information on these programs, please contact Dominion Herbal College at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 604-433-1926.

August 11, 2014 - Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Program celebrates 25 years! Enroll now!
Dominion Herbal College is now accepting enrollment in the Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Program for the upcoming academic year starting September 1, 2014. This advanced clinical program of study in Herbal Medicine will prepare the student with the working knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a Clinical Herbal Therapist (CHT) or work in other areas of Herbal Medicine. In 1989, Dominion Herbal College was the first school of Herbal Medicine to introduce and offer clinical level studies in North America. After 25 years, our clinical program continues to set industry standards and our curriculum meets or exceeds the requirements of all herbalist associations. If you are interested in pursuing a career in Herbal Medicine and require more information on this program, please contact Dominion Herbal College at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 604-433-1926.

August 11, 2014 - Enroll now in the Herbal Consulting Diploma Program
Dominion Herbal College
is now accepting enrollment in the Herbal Consulting Diploma Program for the upcoming academic year starting September 1, 2014. This 1-year program is designed for individuals employed or seeking employment in the herbal industry to become competent Herbal Consultants.  Students will learn how to assess and formulate herbal products, become familiar with the efficacy and safe use of herbs, market herbs for industry and consult with clients in the retail setting in a knowledgeable and professional manner.  If you are interested in pursuing a career in Herbal Medicine and require more information on this program, please contact Dominion Herbal College at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 604-433-1926.
 
April 3, 2014 - Dominion Herbal College is participating in the first Health Action Network Society (HANS) Natural Wellness Career Fair on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10am-5pm at the Vancouver Public Library (350 W. Georgia St.) – Promenade Level. Registrar Bernice Birzneck and instructor Julieta Criollo, DNM, CHT will be there to answer your questions. If you are attending, stop by our table and say “Hi!”

April 1, 2014 - Dr. Judy Nelson featured in Canadian Health Food Association’s 50th anniversary commemorative video
Dr. Judy Nelson has been selected by the Canadian Health Food Association as one of the CHFA Hall of Fame inductees to be featured in their 50th anniversary commemorative video.  To celebrate their 50th anniversary, the CHFA will show the commemorative video during the CHFA West Industry Achievement Awards on April 12, 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, Canada.

In 2001, Dr. Nelson was recognized by the Canadian Health Food Association as the first woman inducted into the CHFA Hall of Fame which recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of complimentary medicine and the health food and products field.  Ella Birzneck, past President of Dominion Herbal College, was a co-founder of the CHFA.

February 12, 2014 - The Wellness Show will be held in Vancouver, BC Feb 14-16. For those of you interested in registering in the Chartered Herbalist Diploma Program and are attending the show, stop by the Health Action Network Society (HANS) booth #316 and ask for our brochure with our “show special”. 

February 7, 2014 - Message from the Registrar: Are you thinking of enrolling in the Clinical Herbal Therapy or Herbal Consulting Diploma Program this September? NOW is the time to make certain you have all your admission requirements. If you are missing the required biology and/or chemistry, Dominion Herbal College has 6-month distance learning biology and chemistry courses available that have been specifically designed for students registering in these programs. Contact me (Bernice) at 604-433-1926.

October 7, 2013 - Message from the VP Herbal Studies: We are proud to announce that we have our 1st ONLINE Chartered Herbalist Diploma Program graduate since launching our e-learning platform in January!!  To enroll, contact the College at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 604-433-1926.

September 6, 2013 - Enrollment date extended through September 30, 2013
Dominion Herbal College is extending the deadline for enrollment in the Herbal Consulting and Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Programs through September 30, 2013 to meet the increased demand for these programs. If you are interested in pursuing a career in Herbal Medicine and require more information on these programs, please contact Dominion Herbal College at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 604-433-1926.

August 13, 2013 - Enroll now in the Herbal Consulting and Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Programs
Dominion Herbal College is now accepting enrollment in the Herbal Consulting and Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Programs for the upcoming academic year starting September 1, 2013. Dominion Herbal College is the first school of herbal medicine to introduce and offer clinical level studies in North America (since 1989). Our clinical program continues to set industry standards and our curriculum meets or exceeds the requirements of all herbalist associations. If you are interested in pursuing a career in Herbal Medicine and require more information on these programs, please contact Dominion Herbal College at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 604-433-1926.

June 21, 2013 - Field Experience (BC) August 12-16, 2013. Enroll now!
Dominion Herbal College is now accepting enrollment in the Field Experience (BC). Instructor Netta Zeberoff, MH, RHT will introduce herbs and seeds for a garden and take students on hikes through the beautiful Kootenay valley of BC, Canada with its pristine forests, marshes, rivers, lakes and creeks over a 5-day period August 12-16, 2013.

June 1, 2013 - Message from the Registrar: PHYSICIANS!! Interested in developing a working knowledge of Herbal Medicine as a complimentary healing modality? ENROLL in our Clinical Herbal Therapy 2-year program designed specifically for physicians starting this September. Please contact me (Bernice) at 604-433-1926.

May 27, 2013 - In Memoriam - Cascade Anderson Geller
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Cascade Anderson Geller on May 4, 2013. Cascade was a proud alumna of Dominion Herbal College. She spent many hours teaching at our annual summer seminars on Ella’s farm in Chilliwack and other locations in British Columbia. Many of you will remember her fondly as she was truly an inspiration to students of Herbal Medicine.

Cascade went on to teach at many seminars, workshops and herb walks throughout North America. She would often add vignettes of her own experience, including both folklore and recent herbal research. Cascade encouraged everyone to nurture themselves and others by using the plants that Mother Earth has so generously provided for us.

As a friend and advisor to Dominion Herbal College, and a truly wonderful person, Cascade will long be remembered and deeply missed by all of us here at Dominion Herbal College.

February 3, 2013 - Message from the Registrar: Are you thinking of enrolling in the Clinical Herbal Therapy or Herbal Consulting Diploma Program this September? NOW is the time to make certain you have all your admission requirements. If you are missing the required biology and/or chemistry, Dominion Herbal College has 6-month distance learning biology and chemistry courses available that have been specifically designed for students registering in these programs. Contact me (Bernice) at 604-433-1926.

January 4, 2013 - NOW ONLINE!!
Dominion Herbal College is ringing in 2013 with the launch of our first online program!! We are rolling out the Chartered Herbalist Diploma Program online using the Moodle e-learning platform. To say "Happy New Year" we are offering a $50.00 discount for the month of January. Reference promo code: "happy2013" when enrolling to receive your discount.

December 12, 2012 - COMING SOON! Chartered Herbalist Diploma Program available Online!
Dominion Herbal College is preparing to launch its first online program. Stay tuned for more details.

September 4, 2012 - Enrollment date extended through September 30, 2012
Dominion Herbal College is extending the deadline to accept enrollment in the Herbal Consulting and Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Programs through September 30, 2012 to meet the growing interest in these programs. If you would like to pursue a career in Herbal Medicine and require more information on these programs, please contact Dominion Herbal College at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 604-433-1926.

July 17, 2012 - Field Experience (BC) August 13-17, 2012. Enroll now!
Dominion Herbal College is now accepting enrollment in the Field Experience (BC). Instructor Netta Zeberoff will introduce herbs and seeds for a garden and take students on hikes through the beautiful Kootenay valley of BC, Canada with its pristine forests, marshes, rivers, lakes and creeks over a 5-day period August 13-17, 2012.

July 9, 2012 - Enroll now in the Herbal Consulting and Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Programs
Dominion Herbal College is now accepting enrollment in the Herbal Consulting and Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Programs for the upcoming academic year beginning September 1, 2012. Dominion Herbal College is the first school of herbal medicine to introduce and offer clinical level studies in North America (since 1989). Our clinical program continues to set industry standards and our curriculum meets or exceeds the requirements of all herbalist associations. If you are interested in pursuing a career in Herbal Medicine and require more information on these programs, please contact Dominion Herbal College at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 604-433-1926.

May 19, 2012 - Dominion Herbal College welcomes Katolen Yardley ~ Medical Herbalist!
Katolen Yardley, Medical Herbalist and Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Program graduate, joins Dominion Herbal College as an approved clinic supervisor. Katolen has a private practice in Vancouver and Port Moody, BC and is the owner of Alchemy & Elixir Health Group - a wellness centre in Vancouver. Katolen is a Director of the Canadian Herbalist Association of BC and since 1998 appears monthly on Global TV's Morning News where she offers herbal information to the public.

March 19, 2012 - Dominion Herbal College congratulates graduates on their achievements!
On October 19, 2011 Douglas College and the Self Employment Program held its 15th annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Program graduate Dr. Cobi Slater of Essential Health Natural Wellness Clinic in Maple Ridge, BC was the recipient of the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Businesses compiled from all over the Lower Mainland were in the running for the award.

Herbal Consulting Diploma Program graduate Celle Rikwerda will receive the United Plant Savers (UpS) 2011 Medicinal Plant Conservation Award in June 2012 at the UpS Herbal Symposium in Oregon. Celle's Stark Natural Herbs Farm on Salt Spring Island, BC is now a botanical sanctuary for UpS and the herb gardens are open to the public from April to September.

February 15, 2012 - The 20th Annual Wellness Show will be held in Vancouver, BC Feb 17-19. For those of you interested in registering in the Chartered Herbalist Diploma Program and are attending the show, stop by the Health Action Network Society (HANS) booth #302 and ask for our brochure with our "show special".

January 20, 2012 - Message from the Registrar: Are you thinking of enrolling in the Clinical Herbal Therapy or Herbal Consulting Diploma Program this September? NOW is the time to make certain you have all your admission requirements. Please contact me if you are missing the required biology and/or chemistry. Dominion Herbal College has 6-month distance learning biology and chemistry courses available that have been specifically designed for students registering in these programs.

January 2, 2012 - New Edition of the Chartered Herbalist Diploma Program available for 2012!
Dominion Herbal College wishes you a Happy & Healthy New Year! To kick off 2012, DHC is releasing a new edition of the Chartered Herbalist Diploma Program. Start your new year by enrolling in this new edition and DHC will give you a discount of $86.00 to celebrate our 86th anniversary. For the month of January, reference promo code: "86years" when enrolling to receive your discount.

September 6, 2011 - Enrollment date extended through September 30, 2011
Due to the strong response, Dominion Herbal College is extending the deadline to accept enrollment in the Herbal Consulting and Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Programs through September 30, 2011. If you are interested in pursuing a career in Herbal Medicine and require more information on these programs, please contact Dominion Herbal College at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 604-433-1926.

August 17, 2011 - Attention Clinical Herbal Therapy grads!! We want to hear from you!!
Tell us how you are using your Dominion Herbal College education by sending us your testimonials and contact information (including website) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

August 12, 2011 - Enroll now in the Herbal Consulting and Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Programs
Dominion Herbal College is now accepting enrollment in the Herbal Consulting and Clinical Herbal Therapy Diploma Programs for the upcoming academic year beginning September 1, 2011. Dominion Herbal College is the first school of Herbal Medicine to introduce and offer clinical level studies in North America (since 1989). Our clinical program continues to set industry standards and our curriculum meets or exceeds the requirements of all herbalist associations. If you are interested in pursuing a career in Herbal Medicine and require more information on these programs, please contact Dominion Herbal College at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 604-433-1926.


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