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Midwifery is a self-regulating profession in Ontario. Midwives provide care for childbearing women and other pregnant people and their newborn babies from early pregnancy to six weeks postpartum.

Midwifery at Ryerson is a dynamic and innovative program with faculty engaged in active clinical practice, leading edge research, and professional leadership. 

The Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson offers a 4 year Full-Time BHSc Midwifery degree program. Part-Time options to complete the degree in 5-6 years are also available in addition to a 6 semester Post-Baccalaureate Program for Health Professionals with significant maternity care experience.

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    Mai Ngo

    Ryerson MEP student Mai Ngo wins Femmy Award

    Congratulations to Ryerson MEP student Mai Ngo who was a recipient of a 2018 Femmy Award for her pioneering work on The Birth Talks Podcast!!

    The Birth Talks, which is currently running its third season, is a podcast which strives to advance gender equity through the lens of intersectional feminism and reproductive justice.

    In one of the recent episodes Mai discusses how she started The Birth Talks to help address gaps in midwifery and other birth work environments. Mai also mentions that the podcast is actually made out of her closet in her home. The Birth Talks features interviews with a variety of birth workers and new parents who speak from their own perspectives about their work and lived experiences.

    We are continually amazed at the incredible work that our students are doing in the community and Mai's work is a great example of someone seeing a need for change and working to make it happen.

    Mai was honoured this year as one of five Femmy award recipients. For ten years, the Femmy Awards have honoured Ottawa-area feminists for their outstanding contributions to feminism under the categories of frontline service provision, thought leadership, arts and media, advocacy and youth.

    Interested in learning more about The Birth Talks? Here is a link to their website:

    Check out the podcast and learn something new about reproductive justice.


    Degree offered: Bachelor of Health Sciences BHSc (Midwifery)

    Full-Time Program: 4 years

    Part-Time Program: 5-6 years

    Post-Baccalaureate Program: 2 years

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    Application deadline: February 1

    Important change for 2018 admissions: Staring in the 2018 admissions cycle, applicants may now apply to more than one of the Ontario MEP sites (applicants may apply to one, two or all three sites).  Please note that admission criteria and processes vary at the different sites, and the information on this page refers only to the Ryerson Midwifery Education Program. For information about the other two MEPs please visit the McMaster and Laurentian University websites.

    Admissions Interviews for selected candidates: Thursday, April 4, Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6, 2019

    Admissions: How to Apply

    Jan 2 - March 28, 2019 Clerkship Placement (Final exam - April 3 and 4)

    Jan 2 - April 25 Normal Childbearing Winter Placement (Final exam - May 1)

    April 16-18 and 22-25 Advanced Clinical Skills II

    April 22 - Aug 15 Normal Childbearing Summer Placement (Final exam - Aug 21)

    April 24 Clerkship final exam rewrite

    May 2 Canadian Midwifery Registration Exam (CMRE)

    May 6 - July 25 Complications & Consultation Placement (Final exam - July 31)