TMC is a practice which supports students from the Midwifery Education Program and the International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program (IMPP). Our students come from McMaster University, Ryerson University, Laurentian University.
Depending on their level of study they may be with us for 1 month to 1 year. Our midwifery students are assigned to one midwife or a grouping of midwives and their clients. They learn their midwifery clinical skills by attending Michael Garron Hospital rounds, clinic, births and postpartum visits. These are our current students!
My name is Iuliana David, but you can call me Julia. Prior to starting the midwifery program at Ryerson, I completed my Industrial Engineering degree at the University of Toronto and my Masters degree in Linkoping University in Sweden. I have gained work experience in various positions including as a project manager for the Ministry of Education of the Ontario government, as well as a traffic safety consultant. I have always been involved with research on various subjects, including probiotics effectiveness on GBS colonization rates. While giving birth to my daughter with midwives, I discovered my passion for midwifery and decided to change career paths. I am grateful for this opportunity. I will be working with Jennifer Gardiner and Christie Lockhard and their clients. My placement will is from May 6th until March 2020.
My name is Liz Mochrie, and I am in my second year of the Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson University. Before midwifery, I worked in several fields, including in remote Indigenous communities in northern Ontario as a family service worker. The experience taught me many things about the importance of client advocacy and supporting families, and compelled me to return to Toronto, where I completed a diploma in Community Work at George Brown College. I began working with children and youth as a non-profit volunteer coordinator and workshop facilitator, as well as an advisor at George Brown College, helping high school students navigate their transition from high school to college. Both of these roles were incredibly rewarding, but I have always cared deeply about issues of reproductive health, equitable access to health care, and health education, so when I discovered midwifery, I knew I had found my path.
I also hold a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English literature, and in my spare time can be found reading, baking cookies, and doing yoga. I grew up in rural northern Ontario but have called Toronto home for 7 years.
During my placement, from January 2 to April 23, 2020, I will be learning from and working alongside Tracy Gerster and Sarah Leslie.
My name is Alicia Sunichura, and I am currently in my second of four years in the Ryerson Midwifery Education Program. In my previous life, I completed a degree in Political Science and Anthropology at the University of Toronto, and helped run a digital marketing agency. I am a strong believer in culturally safe care, and my dream is to help expand the use of midwifery services among the Indo-Caribbean community of which I am a part. My hobbies include weightlifting, video games, finding new restaurants and teaching my cat new tricks. During my placement from January 2 to April 23, 2020 I will be learning from and working with Kristen Campbell and Sarah Davies.