Cathy Ellis, BFA, Msc., PhD, RM (non-practicing)


Midwifery Program
320-5950 University Boulevard, Dept. Family Practice, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 Canada
604 992 8846

Portrait of Dr. Cathy Ellis

Dr. Ellis, originally from Saskatchewan, has been teaching in UBC’s Midwifery Program since becoming faculty in 2004. Her special interest in global midwifery and global maternal infant healthcare has motivated her to work alongside and teach community-level and university-trained midwives in Mexico, Nicaragua, Kosovo, Zambia, Uganda, Bangladesh, Nepal, South Sudan and Somalia. Cathy has developed a global maternal-infant health theory and practice course for UBC Midwifery and other health science students. Cathy has taught and examined in all years of the UBC program and currently teaches Neonatal Resuscitation and Midwives Emergency Skills Program courses. In 2019, she earned her doctoral degree at Simon Fraser University in Health Sciences (Global Health) focusing on access to midwifery care in remote Nepal. Cathy is currently the UBC lead for CAM’s Strengthening Midwifery Education and Practice in Somalia, and co-lead for the Midwifery Global Placement in Nepal.

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