Jennifer Nguyen


Smiling woman with long black hair.

Basic Info


Assistant Professor of Teaching (tenure track)

Lead, Clinical Skills and Simulation Lab


Jenn’s interest in midwifery began while completing her master’s degree, researching intergenerational knowledge transmission of Indigenous women’s health knowledge in Northern BC. Working with these women, she learned of the health disparities and barriers to maternity care that vulnerable populations face. This led her to find a career in health care that would help improve access to health services that were both holistic and comprehensive for clients and their families. She is a graduate of the McMaster Midwifery Education Program and worked as a midwife in Vancouver for five years. She speaks English, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and some French, and is privileged to be able to provide care in these languages.

Jenn began teaching with the UBC Midwifery Program in 2021 as an adjunct professor and was fully appointed in 2022. Her research and curricular interests include midwifery and social justice, interprofessional collaboration, and anti-racist and trauma informed care. 

She currently lives and works on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Liǧʷiłdax̌ʷ peoples; the We Wai Kai, We Wai Kum, Kwiakah, Homalco, and K’omoks First Nations (Campbell River, BC). 

When not teaching, Jenn can be found hiking, fishing, baking, or gardening. Although, most of the time, she is found recovering on the couch from being a parent of two busy little humans.