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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 >


99-year-old Salt Spring Island resident donates 250 handmade quilts to UBC Midwifery Program for Ugandan babies
March 6, 2014(Please click on article for larger view) Read More >


Admissions 2014 Update – February 20th, 2014
February 20, 2014The Assessment Team is completing the last reviews of all supplemental applications. The Midwifery Program will be compiling the scores in combination with GPA assessments completed by Enrolment Services, and will be contacting those eligible for Interviews by the end of February/early March. Interviews for the 20 seats offered for the Fall of 2014 will […] Read More >


U.S. home births found to have low intervention and mortality rates
January 30, 2014UBC Midwifery Associate Professor, Saraswathi Vedam (second from left) assists at a home birth. Planned home births among low-risk women in the U.S. result in low rates of birth interventions without an increase in adverse outcomes for mothers and babies, according to research by the University of British Columbia and three U.S. universities. The study […] Read More >


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 >