About Us

The McMaster Midwifery Education Program is committed to scholarly inquiry and emphasizes the lifelong ability to learn and grow as individuals and as an organization. Our approach assures the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and values needed to begin and continue to practice midwifery. We foster inclusive and critical thinking in the academic setting that extends into the practice setting and forms the basis for sound professional practice. 

In the McMaster Midwifery Education Program, clinically active midwives teach the professional practice of midwifery. Our extensive community of midwifery educators and high-quality distance education allows clinical placements with midwives across a wide geographic area. Our program fosters partnerships between midwives and obstetricians, nurses and other health care providers through an effective program of interprofessional education.

The McMaster Midwifery Education Program is committed to developing and promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in every facet of our program. We see our role in education and in the midwifery profession as part of a broader commitment to social justice. We affirm our responsibility to foster an anti-oppressive environment, not only within our education program, but also within the wider midwifery community. 

We are committed to creating an open and respectful environment which supports all to learn about intersectional identities and the structures that perpetuate inequity.  We aim to graduate midwives who will practice midwifery in a humble and reflexive manner and embody a culture of practice that centres people who have been and continue to be systemically excluded by healthcare systems.

 

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