Pacific Rim Magazine

Pacific Rim Magazine

There is no better way to learn than by doing.

PRM—the print edition

After a first term learning graphic design, Adobe software, and writing for publication, Digital and Print Publishing students produce Pacific Rim Magazine, a full-colour print publication distributed with Canada’s largest-circulation national newspaper, The Globe and Mail.

Students apply for positions in the Editorial, Art, Advertising, Production, or Promotions departments. Taking on these job responsibilities, you will collaborate with students in the Professional Photography and Business programs while learning the day-to-day operations of commercial print magazine production.

Imagine producing award-winning work in your second term. With Pacific Rim Magazine and the Digital and Print Publishing program, you can.—the online edition

In the summer Web Production course, Digital and Print Publishing students transform the magazine content into a website.

The experiential, project-based model used in the spring term is echoed, this time featuring web-specific teams: Editorial, Design, Development, Promotions, & Testing.

In May, students start working in HTML & CSS. By July, they're writing WordPress sites in PHP. The production of the website allows them to hone new coding and user experience abilities while refining design, writing, illustration, and Photoshop skills.


Among the range of recognition PRM has received are these recent awards:

  • 2017: College Media Association Pinnacle Awards: 
    Winner, Website of the Year (Two-Year Program)
    Runner-Up, Magazine of the Year (Two-Year Program)
  • 2016: College Media Association Pinnacle Awards:
    Winner, Website of the Year (Two-Year Program)
  • 2016: College Media Association Pinnacle Awards: 
    Runner-Up, Magazine of the Year (Two-Year Program)
  • 2016: Stack Awards 
    Finalist, Student Magazine of the Year
  • 2015: College Media Association Pinnacle Awards 
    Winner, Best Feature Magazine (Two-Year Program)
  • 2014: College Media Association Pinnacle Awards 
    Best Photo Illustration
  • 2012: Western Magazine Awards
    Student Writing Award
  • 2011: College Media Association Apple Awards
    Winner, General Interest Magazine

These awards recognize not only the quality of our students’ work, but also the value of the experiential learning process at the heart of Pacific Rim Magazine: a hands-on real-world endeavour that teaches collaborative skills, professional practices and creative problem-solving.

See For Yourself

Visit to see what Digital and Print Publishing students produce within three months of writing their first lines of HTML. The Archives section features all of the articles from all previous issues created by Digital and Print Publishing students, beginning with the 1997 edition.

Read the digital edition on A printed copy, with free shipping, can be ordered online via the Langara College Bookstore. For multiple copies of the current issue, or past issues, contact the Publisher, Josué Menjivar, at 604.323.5432 or

A flickr album of all the PRM print covers is below: click through to see twenty years of student magazine design.

PRM 2019 Cover