Midwifery Program

The University of British Columbia’s Midwifery Program was the first to be established in western Canada, and the second in the country. It has been educating midwives since 2002, and launched the Internationally Educated Midwives Bridging Program in 2015.

The Midwifery Program is an active center of research and clinical expertise that includes academic faculty, clinical faculty, visiting scholars, and postdoctoral fellows.


Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Bayrampour Basmenj, Hamideh Maternal Mental Health, Pregnancy Outcomes, Perinatal Anxiety, Prenatal Cannabis Use, Developmental Outcomes
Vedam, Saraswathi Home Birth, Place of Birth, Provider Attitudes, Respectful Maternity Care, Midwifery, Interprofessional relationships, Person-Centered Care, Patient Autonomy, Institutional Racism in Maternity Care, Maternal and Newborn Outcomes, Maternity care for diverse populations, Transdisciplinary engagement in health care, Mistreatment