The Pollock Clinics Global Student Award

The Pollock Clinics Global Student Award provides funds to support UBC midwifery students going on a global placement as part of MIDW 370, with the goal of enhancing maternal and infant care in low-resourced countries, and helping students to experience a different maternity care environment.

How to Apply

Please submit the following to the Midwifery Program Manager by February 1st of the placement year with the name of the Award in the subject line. 

1.    A letter detailing ALL of the following information (maximum of 1000 words):

  • Your name, student number, UBC email address and home address
  • Where will you be going
  • What you hope to learn through this experience
  • How you will contribute to the team in the global setting where you are placed
  • Information regarding any additional work you plan to undertake while abroad (e.g., research)
  • Any previous work or placements you have done with vulnerable populations
  • How you expect the placement will be of benefit to you for future work in midwifery, or as a global citizen
  • What your practice goals are for the future

2.    A budget (in Canadian dollars) detailing the following information:

  • Your expected expenses (use $25 CAN per day for accommodation and food expenses for the time you will be in your placement)
  • The amount of money requested (up to $1500)*

Adjudication and Notification

Bursary applications are evaluated by a committee comprised of 2 faculty members and the Program Manager. All applicants will be notified regarding results of their individual application and possible award amount no later than one month prior to their prospective departure date.

Student Responsibility

All bursary recipients are required to submit a brief report following the global placement, describing and reflecting on their experience, and discussing how the contribution from the donor supported the learning experience.  Recipients may also be required to meet with the funder in the year following the global placement, to speak briefly about their global placement experience.  This meeting may take place during a clinical placement in the following academic year, and it is expected that all recipients would make every effort possible to attend (including taking time off call if necessary.)

*The amount of each individual award will be determined by the committee upon review.