Alumni

We strive to create a truly interactive, compassionate and responsible educational community. This collaborative approach extends beyond the walls of the Institute and out to each member of our alumni.

Alumni Association

The BINM Alumni Association was founded in 2009 with a goal of developing a productive and mutually beneficial relationship with all graduates of the program. The association is committed to each member and values all as vital stakeholders in the development, growth and success of the association and the naturopathic profession.The first graduating class in 2004 had 11 members and to date we have over 350 alumni.

We strive to:

  • Encourage full participation from our alumni by providing a relevant, supportive and valuable association.
  • Serve as the primary resource for the Boucher Institute in alumni programs and services, working with Boucher Institute departments and staff to promote maximum alumni involvement and benefit.
  • Represent the interests of the Boucher Institute Alumni Association members by listening to your needs and ensuring open communication and dialogue.
  • Continually research and discover new opportunities to involve alumni in the Boucher Institute community and foster a spirit of unity and collaboration.
  • Recognize and celebrate alumni successes and achievements.
  • Create relevant and valuable mentorship opportunities to help achieve greater success in the profession.

As a BINM graduate you are automatically a member of the Alumni Association. We welcome you to enjoy all the benefits that come with membership!

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Alumni Survey

In the winter of 2015 BINM sent a survey alumni with at least one year’s employment experience to gather data on licensure rates, career satisfaction, income, income satisfaction, practice ownership, practice setting and location, and patient contact hours.  For the most part the survey results were extremely positive and reflect a high level of job satisfaction in the field of Naturopathic Medicine.  The full survey results can be found here.

Stay Connected

There are numerous ways to stay connected and contribute to the Boucher Institute community.

Join or create an alumni chapter: The Alumni Association is working to establish formal and informal alumni chapters across Canada, the US and overseas. Please contact us if you would like to get involved, alumni@binm.org.

Lunches, panel discussions, and events: Stay connected with the BINM through lunch and learns, panel discussions and events. Our students are eager to connect with you and learn from your professional experiences. If you want to get involved please contact us.

Become a success story: We are always looking to profile members of our alumni. Do you have an interesting story to tell about your time at the Boucher Institute or your career? Would you like to be profiled on our website? Contact us at info@binm.org

Complete the alumni survey: As alumni, you are leaders in the field of naturopathic medicine. For patients, students and the general public you represent a valuable resource with a wealth of experience in health care and insight into areas of opportunity and growth.

Though naturopathic medicine has been a regulated profession in BC. for 75 years, there remains a lack of solid information on the profession with respect to opportunities for employment, income, the transition from student to professional and more. Every three years we put together an alumni survey that we send out to all Boucher graduates. Your feedback will help potential students make informed decisions when it comes to evaluating the profession.

Support and Services

Personal Counselling
Completing the program, preparing for NPLEX II and the transition from student to doctor can be stressful. To help manage the personal and professional challenges after graduation, we offer recent graduates complimentary counselling services until you successfully pass NPLEX II. To book an appointment please contact Alumni Services at: alumni@binm.org

Access to the Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic
As you transition from student to practitioner it is important to maintain mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well being. Alumni Services now offers graduates extended access to our clinic for six months post graduation. This includes discounted visits for friends and family members. (Additional friends and family members may not be added after the last day the student is registered in the program.)

Call the Clinic directly to book your appointment 604-540-2873 or visit them at boucherclinic.org.

Support from Faculty & Staff
Whether you need resources, expertise or a listening ear, the Boucher Institute faculty and staff are here to support you. Contact us at any time with your requests and we will do our best to support you:alumni@binm.org

Library Services
Alumni have access to our wide range of electronic journals and databases via eCampus. Recent graduates will require an eCampus account, one can be requested from the Site Adminstrator itadmin@binm.org.
Alumni may also access the physical stacks in the library but are not able to borrow books or materials.

Transcripts & Diplomas
To order a copy of your transcript or diploma contact the Registrar directly at registrar@binm.org. Please include the following details in your email: number of copies, mailing address and date and year of graduation as listed on diploma.

Transcripts: $25 each plus $5 for each additional copy. Extra charges rush or courier services may apply.
Replacement Diploma: $50

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