Board of Directors Canadian Association of Midwifery Educators
Former Member of McMaster University Board of Governors
Former Member of McMaster University Senate
Patricia S McNiven RM, BSc, MSc, PhD
1) What you wanted to be when you grew up: artist or an Olympic Dressage Rider
2) How and why you chose Midwifery: I love everything about Midwifery. Birth is the most incredible experience and a midwife plays a central role in the quality of that experience while ensuring safety.
3) What unique experiences/expertise you bring to the program: I have been a midwife since 1981 and before that was involved in birth as a maternity nurse and prenatal educator. I was the second midwife in Canada to obtain a PhD and am founding faculty with the Ontario Midwifery Education Program at McMaster University. I was a founding member of the College of Midwives of Ontario and am currently the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Midwifery Research and Practice. I bring years of teaching and watching new midwives enter the profession as well as clinical practice.