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2014 Admissions Update
January 24, 2014The application process for entrance to the Midwifery Program for September 2014 is now closed. The program is currently reviewing all supplementals and awaiting the completion of GPA assessments. Calls for interviews should be made close to the end of February, with interviews tentatively scheduled for late March. Good luck to all applicants! Read More >


UBC Midwifery students join First Nations elder to harvest and blend local medicinal teas
September 30, 2013Part 1 By Rachelle Fulford, 2nd year UBC Midwifery student This summer the UBC Midwifery Program arranged for midwifery students and clinical faculty to participate in a two-part workshop to learn about plants useful for midwifery practice. It was an experience rich with culture and joy. Situated at UBC Farm on traditional Musqueam land, the […] Read More >


Welcome Midwifery class of 2017!
September 27, 2013The UBC Midwifery Program is excited to welcome the graduating class of 2017, the first cohort of 20 students to enter first year. Read More >


Message from the new Director
August 21, 2013I am absolutely delighted to have been selected to be the new Director of the Midwifery Program at UBC and I look forward to taking up my post in January 2014. I visited UBC in June and was really impressed with what has been achieved on the midwifery program over the last ten years. This […] Read More >


Dr. Michelle Butler appointed Director, UBC Midwifery Program
August 20, 2013The Department of Family Practice and the Midwifery Program are delighted to announce that Dr. Michelle Butler has been appointed as the new Director of the UBC Midwifery Program. Dr. Michelle Butler is an experienced midwife, teacher, researcher, and university administrator.  She qualified as a Registered Nurse and Midwife before pursuing a BSc in Health […] Read More >


Collaborative maternity program results in fewer C-sections, shorter hospital stays
September 13, 2012 Read More >


Jean Cooper Bursary
June 27, 2012A Bursary fund has been endowed by friends and colleagues in honour of Jeanette Cooper RM SCM for UBC students in the midwifery program who are in need of financial assistance. Jean died at home on June 3, 2002, in Maple Ridge, BC, with the support of her family after a two and a half […] Read More >


Growing Midwifery
May 15, 2012Faculty of Medicine to double enrollment in midwifery education program May 4, 2012 The University of British Columbia’s Midwifery Program – bolstered by increased funding from the Province of British Columbia – will double in size over the next five years, a move intended to augment the number of pregnancy and childbirth specialists in B.C. […] Read More >