Upcoming Sessions

April 18th, 2019 – Birthing in our Communities with Sage Thomas & Marion Erickson

April 18th, 2019 – Birthing in our Communities with Sage Thomas & Marion Erickson

  Everyone welcome to participate: Thank you to everyone for your continued interest in our events. We would like to reiterate that everyone is welcome to our UBCLC sessions. Our events aim to embody a safe space for everyone of all different backgrounds to have their opinions and voices equally heard. Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2019 […]

April 23rd, 2019 – Pathways to Midwifery with Evelyn George and Tia Felix

April 23rd, 2019 – Pathways to Midwifery with Evelyn George and Tia Felix

In this session we will have a conversation about the option of midwifery as a profession, and how to become a midwife. A student who has recently completed the midwifery program, Tia Felix, will join the session to talk about her experiences in the program, lessons learned, tips for navigating the application process, and more. […]

April 30th, 2019 – Building Communities that Support Childbearing Families with Danette Jubinville & Miranda Kelly

April 30th, 2019 – Building Communities that Support Childbearing Families with Danette Jubinville & Miranda Kelly

In this session, we will explore the “4th trimester” postpartum period and what that can look like for new parents and babies. We’ll discuss postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, bonding, and how partners, families and communities can support wellness through this time. We invite all participants to share and discuss traditional teachings and practices in your communities (such as […]

April 11th, 2019 – The Silent Genomes Project: First Nations Perspectives on Precision Diagnosis of Rare Diseases in British Columbia

April 11th, 2019 – The Silent Genomes Project: First Nations Perspectives on Precision Diagnosis of Rare Diseases in British Columbia

Globally, Indigenous Peoples experience unequal access to genomics-guided health care—a health inequity the World Health Organization calls the “genomic divide.” The Silent Genomes Project aims to address this divide by reducing access barriers to diagnosis of genetic disease in Indigenous children. Understanding First Nations’ needs, preferences, and values is a necessary antecedent to this goal. […]