20th Anniversary Celebration

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Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus
AMS Student Nest – Great Hall, 6133 University Boulevard
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre – Foyer, 6163 University Boulevard

9:00 am – 4:30 pm Continuing professional development sessions, ongoing class reunions and art show (AMS Student Nest – Great Hall)
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Cocktail reception and photo booth (Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre – Foyer)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Preceptor and alumni recognition dinner (AMS Student Nest – Great Hall)

9:00 – 9:30 am

Welcome, Land Acknowledgement and Indigenous Prayer
Dr. Cecilia Jevitt and Elder Roberta Price

9:30 – 10:30 am

Evidenced Based Strategies for Midwives: Optimizing Vaginal Birth Outcomes
Jessica Brumley, CNM, PhD (Click to see bio)



The midwifery model is associated with lower rates of cesarean section. Current evidence has outlined specific strategies to optimize vaginal birth rates. Attendees of this presentation will:

1) Demonstrate an understanding of the patient care level factors supportive of vaginal birth.
2) Demonstrate an understanding of the system level factors that optimize vaginal birth.



10:30 – 10:45 am


10:45 – 11:45 am

Birth Mapping: Exploring Stories of Labour and Birth Through Unique Arts-Based Research
Kaveri Mayra, PhD, MPH, BScN (Click to see bio)


This session presents narratives of labour and birth from low-income resource settings in India through unique participatory arts-based research and also delves into the details of how this participatory work was conducted and analysed through Feminist Relational Discourse Analysis. For more details visit https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/16094069221105382

Objectives: 1) Participants will develop an in-depth understanding of the sensitive trauma and violence related research through innovative qualitative methods. 2) Participants will be introduced to unique arts based research.

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch on campus

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Optimizing Vaginal Birth Outcomes in Practice: Group Discussions
Jessica Brumley, CNM, PhD (Click to see bio)

Facilitated by Cecilia Jevitt, RM, CNM, ARNP, PhD, FACNM (Click to see bio)








2:00 – 3:00 pm

Supporting Students Through Practice-Related Anxiety or Disappointment
Nichole Fairbrother, PhD, RPsych (Click to see bio)



An interactive session with Dr. Fairbrother for clinical faculty and tutors on supporting students having difficulty in clinical placements.





3:00 – 3:15 pm


3:15 – 4:15 pm

Global Health and the Village: Transnational Contexts Governing Birth in Northern Uganda
Sarah Rudrum, PhD (Click to see bio)

Dr. Rudrum will be speaking about her recent book, Global Health and the Village: Transnational Contexts Governing Health in Northern Uganda. The session will introduce the maternity health care system in that country and consider the roles of formal care providers including midwives and lay care providers including Traditional Birth Attendants. The relationship between global health interventions and local care practices will be explored drawing on two aspects of care, the provision of supplies to mothers and the HIV testing of women and their partners during antenatal care.

Objectives: 1) Share information about approaches to maternity care in Uganda 2) Raise considerations about international health interventions in maternal health 3) Invite discussion of local-global relationships in health care provision and governance.


4:15 – 4:30 pm

Wrap up and thanks
Dr. Cecilia Jevitt

4.30 pm – 6.00 pm

Cocktail reception and photo booth

6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Preceptor and alumni recognition dinner

UBC Midwifery Preceptors and Alumni 
All day event (CPD sessions, cocktail reception and dinner): $20

General Attendees
Cocktail reception and dinner OR daytime education sessions: $50

All day event: $75

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