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The Midwifery Graduating Class of 2016!
June 15, 2016      Congratulations to the next generation of BC Midwives from the class of 2016 Read More >


Meet 2016 UBC Midwifery Grad, Jacquelyn Thorne
May 25, 2016 Read More >


2016 – Dr. Eileen Hutton
March 1, 2016UBC Midwifery was very pleased with the positive response, stimulating conversations and cutting edge research presented by second annual Elaine Carty Visiting Scholar, Dr. Eileen Hutton. It was a memorable week for students, midwives, health professionals and members of the public. To listen to her presentations, please click on the links below: Public lecture: Childbirth […] Read More >


Applications are now open: Strengthening Mothers Through Perinatal Research Award
February 12, 2016A $1,500 award is offered annually by Beverley O’Brien for graduate students pursuing research into woman-centered, holistic and physiologic maternity care. Read More >


UBC Midwifery launches BC-wide research network
November 3, 2015UBC’s Division of Midwifery has launched a BC-wide network to foster midwifery and maternity care research collaboration across the province. Read More >


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 >


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 >