The Boucher Naturopathic Students’ Association (BNSA)
The Boucher Naturopathic Students’ Association (BNSA) is a registered society which is governed by the Society Act of British Columbia. The BNSA acts as the voice of the student body at the CCNM-Boucher campus. All students are members.
BNSA Council Meetings are held once a month in the boardroom. All BNSA positions are up for election every spring at the BNSA Annual General Meeting.
The BNSA organizes a number of student initiatives and events, organizes informational speaker series, manages campus clubs, and actively recruits and encourages CCNM-Boucher campus students to get involved with student life on campus.
The Anatomy Club
This club consists of physical medicine enthusiasts who would like to review anatomy and physical medicine learning material. Committed to building a strong foundation of anatomical skills, this is a great club to help boost your confidence as a practitioner. The Anatomy Club is an opportunity for students in first and second years who have little prior anatomy experience to review concepts with students who have a solid background in anatomy and biomechanics. Students also practice clinical skills like fracture screens, orthopaedic tests, deep tendon reflexes, range of motions, and even MSK patient intakes.
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. The mission of the Herb Club is to help provide and integrate a deeper and more practical understanding of botanical medicine for the students of CCNM-Boucher campus. Hosting botanical medicine-related events, guest speakers on herbalism, guided forest walks, medicine making programs, documentaries as well as trips to local botanical gardens (including our very own Boucher Herb Garden, UBC, Van Dusen Gardens, & Chanchal’s farm) are some of the activities that take place.
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.
CCNM-Boucher campus’ 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.
The Boucher Wellness Club is a collaborative effort between Student Services and the student body to ensure student wellness & wellbeing throughout this program. Each cohort has a wellness representative who is in charge of supporting the health and wellbeing of their class. The club goals are to monitor and encourage the wellbeing of each cohort in order to provide a safe, fun, supportive environment that aids in dealing with the school year stressors. With keeping both mental and physical struggles of our peers in mind, inside and outside of the classroom, we aim to create opportunities that make our time at CCNM-Boucher campus easier. The Wellness Club’s goal is to help with the wellness of each and every student to make their journey at CCNM-Boucher campus as enjoyable as possible.