UBC Student Bio: Gillian Prouse

Gillian Prouse

I am delighted to be here 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.