Founded in 2003, the Boucher Naturopathic Students’ Association (BNSA) is the voice of the student body at Boucher. The association organizes student events and activities throughout the year, and confers with their peers for feedback and ideas.
CLUBS SUPPORTED BY THE BNSA
THE ANATOMY CLUB
This club consists of physical medicine enthusiasts looking to regularly review anatomy and physical medicine. Committed to building a strong foundation of anatomic skills, this is a great club to help boost your confidence as a practitioner.
THE BOWEN THERAPY CLUB
Bowen Therapy is a gentle, manual bodywork technique. The technique stimulates the body’s ability to heal itself of a variety of physical ailments, such as MSK pain, digestive, respiratory, and gynecological issues. The Bowen Club allows members to experience Bowen sessions firsthand, and gives Bowen Therapy students an opportunity to hone their skill set. The club also invites seasoned Bowen practitioners to give guest-lectures about how the practice can be incorporated into a naturopathic practice.
THE HERB CLUB
The Herb Club aims to elevate the practical understanding of botanical medicine. The club supports local botanical medicine events, by inviting guest-speakers on herbalism, guided forest and foraging walks, herbal-medicine classes, documentary screenings, and trips to local botanical gardens.
NATURAL DOCTORS INTERNATIONAL (NDI)
The NDI student club also functions as the Vancouver Chapter of the global NDI Organization. The NDI program gives students the opportunity to practice the tenets of teamwork, communication, networking, and fundraising in a professional community, and to promote naturopathy in the global health community.
The NDI Club takes an annual volunteer trip and Global Health Course in Nicaragua. Students works alongside holistic health practitioners in the local NDI clinic where they have the opportunity to log clinical experience, conduct physical exams, collaborate with registered naturopaths on treatment plans, prepare and dispense natural remedies, and shadow resident practitioners in the focus of their choice.
This club aims to promote physical activity as a part of a healthy life. Started in 2009, the club hosts and participates in community events such as the Vancouver SunRun, Victoria Marathon, Tough Mudder, and Vancouver Marathon – complete with their own jerseys.
SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB
The Sports Medicine club aims to promote education, research, and therapeutics in the pursuit of holistic, optimized health and human performance. The club requires members to apply naturopathic modalities to help club members maximize their athletic performance. The club organizes training courses, organizes guest lecturers, and participating in studies that are available to the entire student body.
Boucher’s Yoga Club gives students of all yogic-experience levels access to a variety of yoga styles and traditional yoga teachings. Whether it’s poses, breathing techniques, or meditation – the yoga club helps students and members partake a more conscious and mindful community.