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Faculty of PCU College

PCU College is committed to the advancement of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as the health care system in Canada. A large part of this commitment to Traditional Chinese Medicine and alternative health treatments stems from the college's staff and faculty, who bring many years of experience within the field and a desire to help others achieve health and wellness through natural medicine. The college proudly serves a broad multi-cultural community in the Greater Vancouver region and draws students. patients and practitioners from around the world.

Administration

  • Campus Director: Anthony Choi, BA
  • Clinic Director: Sung Cho, R. TCMP, BA Sc
  • Admissions Representative: Geanette Liu, MSc
  • Financial Administrator: Tomoka Cai, BA
  • Student Services Coordinator & Student Services Coordinator: Sandy Chen, BA


PCU College Advisory Committee

  • Kwang Yang, MD representing Western Medical Profession (Chairman)

    • Dr. Yang is an internationally recognized figure in the world of medicine. He is licensed to practice as a physician in Canada, China, England and Hong Kong; holds certificates in a multitude of specialties including Acupuncture, Cardiac Life Support and Trauma Life Support. Dr. Yang began his career after his graduation from National Taiwan University Medical School in 1969 and has held a family practice in Canada since 1971; his participation in BC's medical society is exemplary. Too numerous to list, Dr. Yang holds memberships in 16 different medical organizations throughout Canada, including member of the Board of Directors of the Chinese Canadian Medical Society and the Canadian Health Awareness Society. Beyond his present memberships, Dr. Yang holds in posterity several presidencies, vice-presidencies and directorships of various health and community organizations, such as the Chinese Mental Wellness Association and the B.C. Hepatitis B Society. Dr. Yang has publications to his credit including the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) Mandatory Safety Course Textbook, the standard for licensing in BC. Dr. Yang's fruitful career has been acknowledged in the form of awards from the Canadian Diabetes Association, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Dr. Cam Coady Foundation.
  • Francis Law, PhD representing Advanced Education

    • Dr. Law is a professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University (SFU). He also serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, and Journal of Integrative and Complementary Medicine; as well as, being a member of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. He is also a founding member of the Natural Health Products Research Society of Canada and the Canadian Institute of Chinese Medicinal Research. Dr. Law completed his Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Chemistry at the University of Alberta. From here he went on to complete his Ph.D. at the College of Pharmacy, University of Michigan. Dr. Law has held many positions during his career including a member of the Expert Advisory Committee, Natural Health Products Directorate, Health Canada and a Visiting Fellowship at the Pharmacology/Toxicology Branch, US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. In 1975, Dr. Law was appointed an Assistant Professor at the College of Pharmacy, Dalhousie University and subsequently, promoted to an Associate Professor. He relocated to SFU in 1983, and founded the Environmental Toxicology Program. Dr. Law has received numerous research grants and contracts from agencies such as the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, US Food and Drug Administration, US National Institutes of Health, and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to support his research studies. He has published over 200 scientific papers and presentation related to the pharmacokinetics, metabolism, prescription drugs and environmental chemicals, and toxicity of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
  • Florence Pieronek, PhD representing General Education

    • Dr. Pieronek, Professor Emeriti University of British Columbia, obtained her B.Ed. Degree from the University of Calgary and both her Master Degree in Education and Doctorate in Language/Reading from Boston University. She has over 50 years of experience in the field of education and was employed in the Calgary Separate School System where she held numerous positions which included teaching at the elementary level, vice principal, reading clinician and reading consultant. At the university level, she taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in the Reading Curriculum; directed master and doctorate students in completing their degrees; was involved in the design of numerous courses in Language Education; held various positions on university committees; conducted in service workshops for teachers in both the lower mainland and interior of B.C.; obtained numerous research grants; presented papers at local, national and international conferences; published papers in the area of curriculum development, reading education and special education; and also functioned as a liaison professor for incoming foreign students. After taking early retirement from the UBC, Dr. Pieronek obtain a position at the University of Brunei Darussalam where she spent six years teaching various courses and continued to engage in the process of conducting in service for elementary teachers in Brunei Elementary Schools. She is currently holds the position of chairperson of the Education Alumni Association at UBC; and is also on call to provide guidance to visiting off shore UBC students. In addition, her travels in both Asia and India presented her with opportunities to interact with people of various cultures and enabled her to gain a better understanding of factors contributing to their healthy lifestyle. In summary, Dr. Pieronek brings to the PCU committee 50 years of diversified educational experiences at all levels of education.
  • Andy Zhou, PhD; Dr. TCM representing TCM Professional

    • Andy Zhou graduated from Heilongjiang University of TCM with a Bachelor’s Degree of Medicine, received a Master’s Degree of Science in Shenyang University of Pharmacy and PhD of Medicine in Heilongjiang University of TCM. He started post-doctoral research in Heilongjiang University of TCM. He pursued a clinical study and practice of TCM Dermatology in Harbin Medical University and the First Hospital of Beijing University. Dr. Zhou taught TCM Herbology and TCM Formula, as well as, researched in Heilongjiang University of TCM; and he also did clinical research of TCM dermatology (scleroderma and eczema) in National Medical Research Centre of UK. He started his clinical practice and research in Vancouver and was appointed to be the professor of Heilongjiang University of TCM. He has published more than 20 academic articles in China, UK and Canada and was elected as President of United TCM and Acupuncture Association of BC.
  • Shelina Devji, BA representing PCU Student

    • Shelina Devji graduated from Simon Fraser University with a joint major degree in Sociology and Anthropology; with a post baccalaureate in Ethnic Relations. While in university, she worked under Dr. P. Dossa researching and interviewing the less fortunate in our society. Following her graduation she worked part time in the fitness industry teaching aerobics and weight training; and worked at the Vancouver Public Library. Shelina went back to school and attended Vancouver Community College to pursue a career in the Hospitality Industry; after graduation, she acquired a job at the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler. While she enjoyed her job as a concierge in Whistler, she knew it was time to go back to school and pursue her true love Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has currently completed her first year in TCM and looks forward to a rewarding career and upon graduation she plans to spend time helping the less fortunate.
  • Lyren Chiu, PhD representing TCM Employers

    • Dr. Chiu is the owner of the Beautiful Minds Wellness Centre. Beautiful Minds Wellness Centre is an integrative holistic clinic dedicated to bridge Chinese and Western medicine in order to promote health and wellness. Currently, the centre hired five TCM practitioners to provide TCM & acupuncture services. Dr. Chiu is involved in many community services; she is President, Founder and Executive Director of the Federation of TCM Colleges of Canada and of the Canadian Research Institute of Spirituality and Healing (a professional charity organization), was the co-chair of the International Multidisciplinary Conference on Spirituality and Health and the chair of the Global Integrative Traditional Medicine. She is planning a social enterprise with the healing community in Vancouver with the vision of “a world without suffering”. Dr. Chiu believes new trends in business gear toward greater integration, interconnection, and collaborative creativity in a global context. Dr. Chiu graduated from National Taiwan University (BSN), the University of California at San Francisco (MSN) and the University of Texas at Austin (PHD) and completed her post-doctoral training at Harvard University. She then took the position of Assistant Professor at UBC, where she taught mental health care, research and evidence-based practice, and spirituality and alternative healing practice at UBC.
  • Anne Coulombe, Ed M representing General Member

    • As the respected Principal of Our Lady of Sorrows School, Mrs. Coulombe brings the PCU Advisory Committee great experience and knowledge in the field of education administration. Mrs. Coulombe has 42 years of experience in the field of education, spanning from elementary to university. Since obtaining her Master's in Education, she has been involved in various forms of curriculum development, including specialized workshops for educators and parents. She established an advocacy group aimed at addressing the needs of exceptional children, which lead to her starting a program for children with special needs. During her work in this field, Mrs. Coulombe was involved in a 3 year intensive early childhood literacy project, resulting in the Addison Wesley publication Favorites, Friendship, Food and Fantasy. This work subsequently established a parish-operated preschool for 3 and 4-year-olds, which still operates today. Presently, Our Lady of Sorrows is supporting the field of education by granting practicums to UBC graduate students as well as Western Town College students. Mrs. Coulombe is an active member of Phi Delta Kappa and the Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver Archdiocese Administrators' Association (CISVAAA). She has recently completed the Enriched Pre-School/Kindergarten Montessori Teacher Training Program. Currently, she is exploring work in neuro-psychology and early childhood education.


PCU Faculty

  • Andrew Kerr, R. TCMP, Instructor

    • Andrew Kerr studied Doctor of TCM program from PCU College of Holistic Medicine. He is a registered Doctor of TCM in BC. He is specialized in teaching TCM Theory in the Acupuncture program.
  • David Song, BSc (China), Dr. TCM, Instructor

    • David Song received his Bachelor degree in TCM Orthopedics & Traumatic Injured from Beijing University of TCM. He has practiced as a TCM doctor at Ji ShuiTan hospital in Beijing. He is registered a Doctor of TCM in BC. He is specialized in teaching Orthopedics & Traumatic Injured and Acupressure/Tuina.
  • Eva Lum, Dr. TCM, Instructor

    • Eva Lum graduated from GuangZhou University of TCM with over 15 years professional experience in Chinese Medicine. She is a registered Doctor of TCM in BC. She is specialized in teaching Clinical Placement courses in PCU teaching clinic.
  • Flora Fang, MSc (China), Dr. TCM, Instructor

    • Flora Fang received her Master degree in Integrative medicine from Shanghai University of TCM. She has 15 experiences in the Chinese Medicine Research & Clinical Practice at Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital. She also has 10 years experience as a TCM instructor. She is a registered Doctor of TCM in BC. She is specialized in teaching Herbology and Herbal Formula.
  • Kathryn Tian, MS (China); Dr. TCM, Instructor

    • Kathryn Tian received her Master’s degree in Integrative Medicine from China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and her Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Medicine from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. She has worked as an oncologist with the Department of Oncology at Guang An Men Hospital in Beijing. She is a registered Doctor of TCM in BC. Kathryn has been a bilingual TCM educator in the Vancouver area for more than 10 years and is specialized in teaching herbal case studies, clinical TCM and Clinical Placement.
  • Emily Wang, MS (China), R. Ac.,Instructor

    • Emily Wang received her Master Degree in Acupuncture/Qigong in the TCM Academy of China. She was an associate professor in the Hubei University of TCM. She has 21 years of TCM practice and teaching experience. She is a registered Acupuncturist in BC. She is specialized in teaching, Meridian & Acupoint Study, Acupuncture Technique and Acupuncture Therapy.
  • Hwei-Shen Bowman

    • Hwei-Shen Bowman has about 20 years of experience in teaching Chinese. She is our Pinyin instructor.
  • Shih Kai (Mike) Chen, MSc (Australia) Dr. TCM, Instructor

    • Mike Chen received his master degree in Advanced Technology Management from University of South Australia. He studied Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at PCU College of Holistic Medicine. He is a registered Doctor of TCM in BC. He is specialized in teaching Tuina, Herbology and Formula.
  • Shi Yuan (Lincoln) He, MSc (China), R. TCMP, Instructor

    • Lincoln He received his master degree in Chinese & Western Medicine and Bachelor degree in Clinical Medcine from Guangxi Medical University. He studied Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner at PCU College of Holistic Medicine. He is a registered TCM Practitioner in BC. He is specialized in teaching Western Medical Diagnosis, Pathology, Physiology, Biochemistry and Micro-Biology.
  • Yao-De Huang, MSc (China), PhD (China), R. TCMP, Instructor

    • Eric Huang received his PhD in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a registerd TCM Practitioner in BC. He is specialized in teaching Diagnostics of TCM.
  • Yuan Che Huang, MSc (China & Taiwan), Dr.TCM, Instructor

    • Sam Huang received his master degree in Information Management from National Chiao Tung University. He studied Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at PCU College of Holistic Medicine. He is a registered Doctor of TCM in BC. He is specialized in teaching TCM Theory, Meridians & Acupoints and Acupuncture Summary.
  • Byoung Jin Na, BSc (Korea), R. TCMP, Instructor

    • Byoung Jin Na received his bachelor degree in Political Science from Sung Kyun Kwan University. He studied Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at PCU College of Holistic Medicine. He is a registered TCM Practitioner in BC. He specialized in teaching Advanced Acupuncture and Acupuncture Case Study.
  • Chun-Kai (Jason) Wang, MSc (China), Dr. TCM, Instructor

    • Jason Wang studied Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at PCU College of Holistic Medicine. He is a registered Doctor of TCM in BC. He is specialized in teaching Herbology.
  • Ying Sheng (Wilson) Wu, BSc (China), Dr. TCM, Instructor

    • Wilson Wu received his bachelor degree in Statistics & Probability from Sun Yet-Sen University. He is a registered Doctor of TCM in BC. He is specialized in teaching Qigong.
  • Sungsoo Yoon, R. TCMP, Instructor

    • Sungsoo Yoon studied Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at PCU College of Holistic Medicine. He is a registered TCM Practitioner in BC. He is specialized in teaching Diagnostics of TCM, Acupoint Location, Advanced Acupuncture and Supervised Clinical Placement.
  • Tung-I Wu, MSc (Taiwan), MSc (Taiwan), Dr. TCM, Instructor

    • Tony Wu received his master degree in Biomedical Engineering and bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy from National Cheng Kung University. He studied Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at PCU College of Holistic Medicine. He is a registered Doctor of TCM in BC. He is specialized in teaching Anatomy.
  • Brian Jones, BA. , B. Ed, O.C.T., RPC (Can); MD (Mex USA.), Instructor

    • Brian Jones received his bachelor degrees from University of Windsor, and Medical Degree in Physician and Surgeon from University Autonoma of Guadalajara. He has extensive experience in teaching Western Medicine.
  • Zhaozhi Cheng, Dr. TCM (China); R. TCM H, Professor

    • Professor Cheng graduated from the six-year TCM major program at the Hubei Univesity of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1967. He worked as a TCM physician and later became a professor and a TCM PhD program mentor at the same university. Over his 40 years of practice, Professor Cheng conducted seven different scientific research projects granted by the Government of China. He published 75 academic papers in national and international TCM journals. He is frequently invited to speak at international TCM conferences as well. Professor Cheng is also the chief editor of the “TCM Diagnostics” textbook, one of the standard textbooks for all TCM universities in China.
  • Zhen Tao Lin, MS (China), Instructor

    • Zhen Tao Lin received his Master degree in Pharmacology from Guangzhou Medical College. He has 18 years of teaching experience in the field of Pharmacology as an associate professor of Pharmacology department in Guangzhou Medical College. He specializes in teaching Western medicine courses such as Pharmacology and Diagnosis. Zhixin Huang, MS (China); R. TCM P, Instructor Zhixin Huang received his Master degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Guangzhou University. He worked as a professor in the same university. He has 10 years of instructional and clinic experience. He specializes in teaching Herb Formula.