Indigenous Students

UBC’s Vancouver campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. Supporting Indigenous students and Indigenous Midwifery is a priority for UBC. Our Indigenous Student Coordinator, Evelyn George, is an experienced midwife and is available to mentor Indigenous students as they grow into midwifery. She holds regular circles and events for Indigenous students. Contact Evelyn here.

UBC Midwifery has a process for designating clinical sites as Indigenous Clinical Sites. UBC’s first designated Indigenous Clinical Site is Access Midwifery on Vancouver Island. The Indigenous Clinical Placement Process and student responsibilities are found here.

Indigenous Cultural Safety

UBC Midwifery pledges to implement actions contained in the 2020 report In Plain Site. UBC Midwifery’s response is here.

UBC Midwifery endorses the Indigenous cultural safety work promoted by the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives and the Midwives Association of BC. Specific actions toward cultural safety promoted by the MABC can be found here.

UBC Midwifery values the Framework of Competencies for Indigenous Midwifery Knowledge and Skills created by the National Aboriginal Council of Midwives and looks forward to those competencies becoming a part of UBC Midwifery curriculum as guided by NACM.

Other Important Resources for Indigenous Students:

Student Services at the First Nations House of Learning
National Aboriginal Council of Midwives
Midwives Association of British Columbia
UBC Policy for Religious-Cultural Observances