UBC midwifery program to receive $1.7M annually to support expansion


The Government of British Columbia has announced that it will be investing $1.7M in annual funding into the University of British Columbia’s midwifery program, which will nearly double the number of training seats for midwives. The program—reportedly the only of its kind at a BC university—will now have space for 48 training seats, including eight new seats for the Internationally Educated Midwives Bridging Program. BC reportedly has the highest rate of births with a midwife present in the country, and CTV News states that the profession has a high rate of burnout.

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