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It's our 25th Anniversary!

Join us in honouring the work of our community, connecting with each other and building capacity for the future.

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 and a 5 year Part-Time BHSc Midwifery degree program in addition to a 6 semester Post-Baccalaureate Program for Health Professionals with significant maternity care experience.

The Midwifery Education Program would like to congratulate all of our graduates for the 2018-2019 year who walked for convocation in the Spring and who will walk in the Fall convocation. You now join the ranks of our alumni. Keep in touch!

Fall convocation will be October 17.

    Rachel Bach

    March 25th Newborn Apprehension and Midwifery

    MEP student Rachel Bach introduced Cora Morgan, the First Nations Child and Advocate for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. She provided a historical look at the intergenerational and ongoing oppressions faced by Indigenous families in Manitoba. She described the deleterious effects of birth alerts and examples of traumatizing apprehensions of newborns that were not based upon current risk factors but based on outdated policies and practices within the child protection system.

    Students, faculty, midwives, and allies were challenged to become agents of change to remove systemic barriers to parenting. Of note, Indigenous parents who are the second generation survivors of child protection are systematically separated from their newborns at birth. The afternoon ended with the making and gifting of moccasins to apprehended newborns.

    Cheryllee Bourgeois, Indigenous Midwife and instructor at Ryerson's MEP, welcomed visiting midwives who toured the MEP facilities, and the Toronto Birth Centre on March 27th.  The exchange of knowledge and Indigenous midwifery education strategies was rich.  Using hybrid learning modalities, we hope to continue our partnerships to support the growth of Indigenous midwifery that keeps learning and midwifery close to home across Canada.

    Degree offered: Bachelor of Health Sciences BHSc (Midwifery)

    Full-Time Program: 4 years

    Part-Time Program: 5 years

    Post-Baccalaureate Program: 2 years

    Information Sessions

    Application deadline: February 1

    Admissions Interviews for selected candidates: April 2, 3, and 4, 2020

    Admissions: How to Apply

    Sept 3 - Nov 28 Maternal & Newborn Pathology (Final exam - Dec 4)

    Oct 31 - CMRE

    Jan 2 - March 26, 2020 Clerkship (Final exam - April 2 & 3)

    April 22 - Clerkship final exam rewrite

    Jan 2 - April 23 Normal Childbearing (Final exam - April 29)

    April 17 & April 20-25 Advanced Clinical Skills II

    May 7 - CMRE