Westside Midwives is a UBC Teaching Practice
Westside Midwives is pleased to be joined by two senior-level UBC midwifery students from September 2017-April 2018:
Elie Rushton – Green Team
Gillian Prouse – Blue Team
I am delighted to be at Westside in my final year of placement. I am originally from the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, and am now happily living on the west coast.
I attended my first births as a youth volunteer in a rural hospital in Ghana, West Africa, and have worked towards becoming a midwife ever since. I worked in mental health and addictions in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
When I’m off call, I can be found in nature. I enjoy camping, learning about plants and making my own herbal medicines with help from my mom who is a traditional herbalist.I am grateful to our community members for graciously allowing me to be involved in your care. Thank you for being my teachers, it is an honour to learn from you all.