Summer is here! 🌞🌴

With the summer solstice having just passed and fire bans in place, we hope you are all keeping cool and safe. June is a very busy month full of action with graduation, the first International Conference of Midwives since COVID, Pride celebrations and National Indigenous History Month. Midwifery is for all families!

We are very excited to announce we have a date for the Victoria edition of our 20th-anniversary celebration! Add this to your calendar if you will be on Vancouver Island in November or if you didn't have the chance to make it to the mainland celebration. More details to come!


We want your input for the celebration! 


Please fill out this very short survey for presentation interests for Victoria's 20th-anniversary celebration.



Class of 2023! 

Congratulations to our 2023 graduates! The future of midwifery continues to look bright. They could not have gotten through without the mentorship and support of our preceptors.


Clinical Faculty Mentoring Program:

Seeking Midwife Mentors


October 2023 to April 2024

Audience: Clinical faculty within the UBC Faculty of Medicine.

Overview: UBC Faculty of Medicine Clinical Faculty with an interest in supporting junior faculty as a mentor are invited to join our popular mentorship program. This formal mentoring program runs over seven months and includes monthly meetings between mentoring pairs as well as professional development opportunities.

Up to 6.5 continuing education credits for Mentors

Applications close June 30, 2023



Welcome new and returning staff!


Aisha Sallad

We are very pleased to introduce you to our new Student Services Manager. Aisha will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of student recruitment, advising, educational program planning, and student retention initiatives for two UBC Midwifery programs – the 4-year undergraduate Midwifery program and the Internationally Educated Midwives Bridging Program (IEMBP).

Aisha joined UBC in 2021 as a Student Information & Program Assistant with Go Global. She has provided high-level support for various Go Global programs, including Inbound and Outbound Exchange, Global Seminars, and the Visiting International Research Students (VIRS) program.

Aisha is currently an executive member of the UBC Black Caucus, which promotes community, progress, and support for Black students, staff, and faculty at UBC. In this role, she advocates for the safety, well-being, academic and professional development of Black individuals and supports recruitment, mentorship, retention, and advancement opportunities for Black students at UBC.


Kayley Redgers

A warm welcome back to Kayley Redgers, RM, who is returning from maternity leave as Lead - Clinical Placement Coordinator.

Many of you know Kayley from her work as a midwife in Vancouver and Victoria. For those of you who are new, you can find an earlier word from Kayley about herself in an earlier newsletter. (pg 2)


International Confederation of Midwives
33rd ICM Triennial Congress - Bali, Indonesia

Faculty and staff were able to attend the first International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) since COVID. The theme for the 2023 Congress, Together Again: from Evidence to Reality.

The UBC Midwifery booth was very busy! Many old and new connections were made, and important conversations about the profession and the international midwifery community were had.


Elaine Carty
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Induction

Photos of Elaine and Ken Carty during her induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame last night in Halifax. She is the only midwife honoured with this fellowship.

See the CMHF tribute to Elaine, describing her many contributions to the professionalization of midwifery in BC, here:


We acknowledge that the UBC Vancouver campus is situated within the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam).