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UBC Midwifery to welcome Prof. Soo Downe as the first Elaine Carty Visiting Scholar
February 17, 2015Soo Downe, PhD, RM, OBE, is the inaugural Elaine Carty Visiting Scholar. She will deliver a public lecture on Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the CFRI Chan Auditorium at BC Women’s Hospital. “We have invited Soo be our first visiting scholar to raise the discussion in BC about how we support women to […] Read More >


Launch of Internationally Educated Midwives Program
January 14, 2015The Province is providing $680,000 for a new program at the University of British Columbia (UBC) that provides a pathway for internationally educated midwives to become fully licensed to practise in British Columbia. Read More >


UBC Midwifery Launches New Island Cohort
December 18, 2014Discover how the birth of a new education initiative aims to transform the landscape of maternity care across B.C. Read More >


Admissions 2015 Update:
December 17, 2014Update - February 26th, 2015 Read More >


Introducing the UBC Midwifery graduating class of 2018!
October 15, 2014    Read More >


UBC Midwifery Congratulates 2014 Graduates
June 19, 2014On May 21st, UBC Midwifery Director Dr. Michelle Butler and Associate Professor Saraswathi Vedam congratulated the 2014 graduates at their convocation. This year marked a milestone as we welcomed our 100th graduate of the program amongst our 20 new graduates. Read More >


Conscious Coupling: Elaine Carty creates excitement with Visiting Scholars
April 24, 2014UBC Midwifery is just 12 years old – its future, yet to be written. It is a field of study caught between modern and ancient: an emerging field in Canada, yet a timeless tradition around the world. That mix can make for exciting academia and Elaine Carty is encouraging that to happen. Emerita Professor Carty, […] Read More >


99-year-old Salt Spring Island resident donates 250 handmade quilts to UBC Midwifery Program for Ugandan babies
March 6, 2014(Please click on article for larger view) Read More >


Admissions 2014 Update – February 20th, 2014
February 20, 2014The Assessment Team is completing the last reviews of all supplemental applications. The Midwifery Program will be compiling the scores in combination with GPA assessments completed by Enrolment Services, and will be contacting those eligible for Interviews by the end of February/early March. Interviews for the 20 seats offered for the Fall of 2014 will […] Read More >


U.S. home births found to have low intervention and mortality rates
January 30, 2014UBC Midwifery Associate Professor, Saraswathi Vedam (second from left) assists at a home birth. Planned home births among low-risk women in the U.S. result in low rates of birth interventions without an increase in adverse outcomes for mothers and babies, according to research by the University of British Columbia and three U.S. universities. The study […] Read More >