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Home births save money, are safe, UBC study finds
August 20, 2015Having a baby at home can save thousands of dollars over a hospital birth and is just as safe for low-risk births, according to a new UBC study. Researchers with UBC’s School of Population and Public Health and the Child and Family Research Institute looked at all planned home births attended by registered midwives in […] Read More >


IEMBP Application Update – August 14, 2015
August 14, 2015Thank you for your interest in the Internationally Educated Midwifery Bridging Program (IEMBP). Applications for the January intake of the IEMBP are now open. Deadlines: We strongly recommend that you begin working on Part 1 of the application and the collection of all required documents immediately.  Our experience during the Pilot application process showed that receiving […] Read More >


2015 – Dr. Soo Downe
March 10, 2015UBC Midwifery is delighted with the wonderful response to Professor Soo Downe’s visit as the inaugural Elaine Carty Visiting Scholar. The events were a great success, stimulating discussion and idea development at each event for students, members of the public, midwives and other health professionals. Click here to watch Dr. Downe’s Grand Rounds The Normalizing […] Read More >


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 >