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Gillian Marsollier (R.Ac., C.C.I.I.) has been dedicated to learning about alternative medicine and sharing her knowledge with others since the age of 20. Gillian was introduced to the realm of Traditional Chinese Medicine when she was a Nursing student at The University of Calgary. While initially specializing in Emergency Medicine, Gillian began learning about TCM, and Acupuncture. TCM quickly became one of her passions. It was at this point that she made the decision to study TCM, and dedicate her professional life to sharing her knowledge with others. Following her Nursing education, she embarked upon a four year Masters Program in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Chinese herbs) and Acupuncture. In addition to her Masters, Gillian completed the provincial registration exam with the British Columbia, CTCMA regulatory board in 2001.

Upon graduation, Gillian had the opportunity to study under the mentorship of an established TCM Practitioner in St. John’s, Newfoundland. It was here that Gillian gained invaluable experience with Holistic Nutrition, Facial Rejuvenation, Acupuncture, and Iridology. After her mentorship, Gillian continued to earn further qualifications in alternative medicine, most recently as a Certified Comprehensive Iridology Instructor.

Gillian has been on the forefront of TCM education across Canada. She was a sought after instructor when the East Coast’s first college of Acupuncture was formed. In addition to accepting the role as the Acupuncture Program Director, Gillian was responsible for formulating the vast majority of the college’s 3 Year curriculum. Gillian was responsible for acquiring the board accreditation for the Acupuncture program. The widespread success of the program was a determining factor in 2008 when it was formally approved by Nova Scotia’s Board of Education. In addition to her teaching and administrative positions, Gillian was also running a successful practice within a prominent ND multi-faceted treatment clinic.

Today, Gillian has exchanged the East Coast for the West Coast. She draws on her curriculum experience to design and instruct registration exam preparation boot camps and online courses, as well as live workshops in British Columbia and Alberta. She has been a key player at teaching the newly emerging unified TCM curriculum. Upon moving to Victoria, BC Gillian became an instructor at the one of the top Acupuncture colleges in Canada – Pacific Rim College. In addition to Acupuncture, Holistic Nutrition, Facial Rejuvenation, and Iridology, Gillian is a qualified instructor of Advanced Clinical Case Studies, Shi Liao (Advanced Chinese Nutrition), ENT, Clinical Observation, and Tui Na (Chinese Massage). Over the course of her career Gillian has continued to build on her already wide knowledge base and is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with her students.

Gillian takes great pride in sharing her extreme breadth of knowledge with her students. Her courses are guaranteed to be inspiring, informative, and believe it or not, hilarious and entertaining! Gillian created LIFT Education as a much needed resource for students, practitioners and the public alike to learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine in a highly informative and accessible setting. It was in response to student requests that LIFT Education became the education portal that it is today. Through a variety of instruction styles – live workshops, exam preparation boot camps, high quality videos, and online courses – LIFT students are invited to elevate their education.

When she isn’t in the classroom, Gillian is adding to her already extensive roster of high quality online courses and videos. The topics of her videos are inspired both by requests from her students, as well as areas she believes need more attention at alternative medicine colleges. In addition to being the Creator and Director of LIFT Education, Gillian is involved with The Balance Channel as the host of the Travel Acupuncture Series (stay tuned!), as well as numerous educational videos on the topic of Acupuncture.



R.Ac., C.C.I.I.

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Gillian Marsollier (R.Ac., C.C.I.I.) has been dedicated to learning about alternative medicine and sharing her knowledge with others since the age of 20.

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