Amanda Howe, MSc. – British Columbia


  • MSc. Herbal Medicine (Distinction), University of Wales, Herbal Medicine, 2003
  • MNIMH, School of Phytotherapy, UK, Medical Herbalist, 1986.

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, Pacific Rim College, Victoria, BC.
  • Developing curriculum and course content and delivering courses in Materia Medica, Therapeutics, and Wild harvesting Medicinal Plants, and Natural Emergency Medicine.
  • Research Associate, Centre for Non-Timber Resources, Royal Roads University, 2004 – 2008
  • Applied for and received funding from NHPD for research into medicinal plants, developing Wild harvesting practices, and research methodology for native medicinals.
  • Consulting Herbalist with general practice, 1985 – current Medical Herbalist practicing in Courtenay and Cumberland B.C. Also outreach/education to general public regarding the benefits of herbal medicine, quality and safety issues etc.
  • Expert Advisory Committee, Health Canada, Natural Health Products Directorate. 2007 – 2009
  • Served as Vice President for the association and as representative for the association at the national level on the Canadian Council of Herbalists Associations with a mandate to create and maintain dialogue with Health Canada regarding the practice of Herbal Medicine especially with reference to the impact of Natural Health Product regulations.
  • Consultant/ Lecturer, 1990 – current
  • Numerous short courses and herb walks and talks educating the general public about herbal Medicine and courses on Wild harvesting medicinal plants.
  • Consulting Medical Herbalist – Wealden Clinic, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK, 1985 – 1988
  • Guide – Nepal, 1988 – 1990.Lived and worked in the Himalayas as a guide to people wishing to explore the mountains, mountain culture, and flora of the area.

Teaching Experience

  • Pacific Rim College, Victoria, BC.
  • National Institute of Medical Herbalists, UK, 2001
  • Mentor to recent graduate Herbalists
  • Dominion College, Vancouver, BC, 1993 – 1994
  • Lecturer Materia Medica, Pharmacology and Pharmacy
  • North Island College, Courtenay, BC, 1990 – 1999
  • Lecturer – Adult Education Courses in Herbal Medicine
  • School of Phytotherapy, Tunbridge Wells, UK, 1986 -1987


  • International Natural Health Products Research and
  • Canadian Herb, Spice and Natural Health Products Joint Conference and Trade Show
  • Natural Health Products Research Conference
  • Scottish School of Herbal Medicine
  • Canadian Conference of Herbal Medicine, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • International Research Conference in Herbal Medicine, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Vancouver Island Herb Conference, Courtenay, BC.
  • Comox Band Big House, Comox, BC.