UCN midwifery students’ future unclear in wake of program stoppage

June 30, 2016

Students of the midwifery program at University College of the North have expressed dismay after learning that courses in the program will likely not be offered this fall, reports CBC. The 14 students say that they were told by the Manitoba government that funding for the program would be cut. “We've rearranged all of our professional lives. We've quit jobs and now we're left high and dry with nothing to show for it after a year,” said Jill Larner, a student who has finished the first year of the four-year program. An MB release states that the province is prepared to work with all stakeholders involved to establish a new educational pathway that will support UCN students in getting the level of training and experience required to be properly certified to work as midwives in the province. Winnipeg Free Press | CTV News | CBC | MB