A first of its kind in Canada, this midwifery-led graduate program provides midwives from Canada and abroad with the leadership, scholarship, and clinical knowledge and skills needed to advance their contributions as a midwife, drive positive change and strengthen the midwifery profession.
Faculty of Health Sciences
In response to a global call for midwives to play an increased role in the leadership within health systems, the program’s core courses are founded on the major attributes of advanced midwife practitioners, including autonomy in practice, leadership, expertise, and research skills. Elective courses allow students to develop discrete advanced clinical skills or expertise in a focused area of interest, and optional clinical and leadership placements provide real-world experience to support students’ growth and development. Graduates will be prepared for roles such as clinical and professional leaders, educators, researchers, and clinicians with specialized advanced clinical skills.
The program offers the option of either a course-based or a thesis-based stream. While the thesis-based stream must be completed full-time, the course-based program may be completed either full-time or part-time. The program uses a hybrid format, with a combination of asynchronous online, synchronous online, and in-person learning, which provides students with flexibility and allows the degree to be primarily completed from a distance.View Program Site View Graduate Calendar
The CGS M Awards Program supports students in all research disciplines and is administered jointly by Canada’s three federal granting agencies: the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The selection process and post-award administration are carried out at the university level, under the guidance of the three agencies.
The SGS Grant is not intended to replace sources of funding already available from the tri-agencies (CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC), other external granting sources, or internal scholarships and bursaries.
The SGS Grant is intended to be a grant-in-aid of research; students should not expect the grants to cover the full cost of travel or field work.
It is not intended to fund the research itself, but the travel to do the research.
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis for projects that have clearly defined objectives and methods, and that meet the criteria established. Departments submitting more than one application must provide a nomination letter with rankings and commentary for all the applicants. The same letter may be submitted with each application from a single department/program.
Awards are for a minimum period of four weeks, and a maximum period of six months.
Individual awards will be given with a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $3000 for trips of up to 3 months, $5,000 for trips of up to 6 months, and $7,500 for trips of up to one year. Note that the award is not intended to cover the full cost of travel or field research, and the number of awards given in each competition will vary, and are subject to the discretion of the School of Graduate Studies.
Funding will not be provided for research equipment, computer hardware and most software, office supplies, communication costs, medical, toiletry or other personal items. Because funding is limited, and intended to defray essential research costs rather than fully fund fieldwork, the following items will receive highest priority:
It is the responsibility of the student to ensure the application is complete and has been through the appropriate approval channels. Final complete applications will be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by the student’s department.
All funds are fully accountable. All awardees are required to fill out travel expense forms within 30 days after the student’s return and submit original receipts and boarding passes accounting for the full sum of the award.
Students are required to complete an outcomes assessment (of their own design, proposed in the application) within 30 days after the student’s return.
Arrangements regarding pre-paid expenses may be made separately with the student’s department administrator, at the department’s discretion. In all cases, a proportion of the award will be withheld until the expense forms, receipts for the full amount of the award, and outcomes assessment have been received by the School of Graduate Studies (normally 10% of the total award, with a minimum of $250).
The application will open in Mosaic on January 3, 2022 and close on February 25, 2022. You can access the application by going into your student centre in Mosaic.