20th Anniversary Celebration – Victoria Edition

Event Details


Parkside Hotel, 810 Humboldt St., Victoria, BC


Saturday, November 18, 2023


1:00 – 1:15 pm (Urban Ballroom)


Drs. Kellie Thiessen and Cecilia Jevitt

1:15 – 2:15 pm

Trauma-Informed Teaching

Drs. Jane Houston and Megan Arbour (Click to see bios)

  • Applying a trauma-informed approach to the assessment of new learners and learners needing extra support
  • 5 common sources of trauma that may affect student learning
  • Applying evidence-based measures to improve learning for students with prior trauma

2:15 – 3:45 pm

Supporting Physiologic Birth and Water Birth in Hospital Settings [PANEL DISCUSSION] 

Dr. Brenda Wagner, Amy Braunstein, Alix Bacon and Dr. Jane Houston (Click to see bios)

  • How to advocate for physiological birth choices, including water birth, in your institution
  • Equipment to enhance physiology in the hospital setting
  • Novel ways to teach nursing staff to support physiological birth

3:45 – 4:00 pm


4:00 – 5:00 pm

Best Business Practices for Midwives

Cindy Storie-Soth, MABC Treasurer (Click to see bio)

  • To incorporate or not? Benefits and disadvantages
  • How to set up partnerships or join an existing practice
  • Keeping financial records, choosing an accountant, filing taxes
  • How to keep tax season manageable
  • Using MABC programs to maximize income

5:00 – 5:15 pm

Wrap-up and Door Prizes 

5:15 – 6:45 pm (City Club Lounge)

Cocktail Reception and Photobooth 

6:45 – 10:00 pm (Urban Ballroom)

Welcome, Speeches, and Dinner

Preceptor & Alumni Recognition

Midwifery Trivia Game

1:00 – 10:00 pm

Art Show


UBC Midwifery Preceptors & Alumni: $20
All-Day Event (CPD presentations, cocktail reception, and dinner)

General Attendees: $50
CPD presentations only OR cocktail reception and dinner

All-Day Event: $75


Alumni Birth Art Show!

UBC Midwifery Alumni, please consider loaning us your birth art (from any of the past 20 years) and submit your Birth and Its Meaning(s) artwork for the Birth Art Show, which will be held at this event! If you have any kid’s art you’d like to showcase in our ‘children’s corner,’ please include that too!

Submissions will be collected on the Island and in Vancouver.


Complete the submission form here: https://form.jotform.com/222425419559259. You will need to submit:

1) a photograph of your piece (to assist our planning)

2) a short artist’s statement to accompany your work at the event (1-2 paragraphs)

You can also email allison.campbell@ubc.ca if you need an alternate way to submit.

submission deadline: November 1, 2023

We are also seeking photos from your time as a student, midwife, or preceptor (including with clients and babies) to contribute to a slideshow at the event. Please send yours to tracey.mason@ubc.ca.

Please ensure you have received image consent from all subjects in your photos before submitting them to us.