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Celebrating our Third-year Midwifery Preceptors on International Day of the Midwife

May 05, 2020

Ryerson’s Midwifery Education Program wants to send out a heartfelt thank you to all of our 3rd-year midwife preceptors -- local, provincial, national and international -- for the incredible learning opportunities you have provided to our students in the 2019-2020 academic year.

Midwifery Preceptors
I was so fortunate to learn from some of the best in my third year. My midwifery preceptors were incredibly generous. I am grateful for them for welcoming me into their communities. I will truly carry all that they shared into my future practice and know I will be a stronger midwife because of them.

From left: Dianne Wihone, Rachel Bach (midwifery student), Dinah Otukolo, Symone McCormick Auckland, New Zealand

  • Lisa Bishop, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care
  • Jerren Helwig & Megan Lehman, Family Midwifery Care
  • Lorelei Hammond & Heather Heinrichs, Hay River Midwives, Hay River, NWT

Heather is a fantastic midwife who is dedicated to her clients, extremely skilled & knowledgeable & was super generous & caring to me as a student.

  • Houley Bah, Kate Mansbridge & Jenny Sinton, Kensington Midwives
  • Celina Laursen, Haida Gwaii, BC
  • Angel Brazeau-Taylor, Carol Cameron, Janis Dalacker, Sushma Lachmansingh, Anne Malott & Meagan McCarrell, Ambulatory Midwifery Unit, Markham-Stouffville Hospital
  • Janice Parsons & Jinous Shahzamani, Midwife Alliance

Janice is an incredibly generous preceptor who was able to give me feedback while giving me confidence as well!

  • Jenna Bly, Tiffany Fung, Andrea Luciuk & Shezeen Suleman, Midwifery and Toronto Community Health (MATCH), South Riverdale Community Health Centre

Together the [MATCH midwives] did a great job of welcoming, preparing and integrating me into the space where I had the opportunity to help care for the diverse populations in a dignified and self-reflexive manner. I was reminded of how important community health centres are to our neighbourhoods and especially pregnant people with complex health care needs. I appreciated the learning opportunity and highly recommend this placement for those interested in the Community Health Centre model of care.

  •  Kambili Husbands, Sophia Kehler & Kirsten Taylor, The Midwives’ Clinic East-York Don Mills
  • Leah Klein & Ruby Van Vliet, Midwives Collective of Toronto
  • Kylie Fawcett, Claire Rogers & Judy Rogers, Midwives of Georgian Bay
  • Jasmine Chatelaine, National Aboriginal Council of Midwives

[This] was my first time in an academic research position and Jasmine was a phenomenal preceptor who took the time to explain the process and allowed me to be a part of all the facets. I had the opportunity to research and discuss the nuances of Midwifery care for rural, remote and urban populations. I appreciated the opportunity to do research that centered a decolonial lens to research including historical and hypothetical outcomes of research on Indigenous Midwives and Indigenous families. I gained experiences that I believe have improved my own academic research capabilities and expanded my social justice lens of how we care for families.

  • Teresa Bandrowska, Ottawa Birth & Wellness Centre

Teresa was an outstanding preceptor, who always found opportunities for me to learn during my time at the OBWC.

  • Kimberley Orton, Seventh Generation Midwives Toronto
  • Leslie Niblett, Janet Holtham & Molly Lumby, South Shore Midwives, Lunenberg, NS
  • Jennifer Boylan & Gaby Sabados, St. Jacobs Midwives
  • Jay MacGillivray, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Theresa Eheler & Sheila Mills, Winnipeg Birth Centre
  • Tawera Trinder, Taranki, New Zealand
Sheila Mills Theresa Eheler

From left: Tish Taihia (Nga Hau Mangere Birthing Centre, NZ) & Rachel Bach (midwifery student)

Midwifery student, Rachel Bach, posing with preceptor, Tawera Trinder, in Taranki, New Zealand in front of a body of water.

From left: Rachel Bach (midwifery student) & Tawera Trinder, Taranki, New Zealand