Hi everyone, my name is Themar Oseki. I’m so excited to start my senior year placement at Elgin County Midwives starting in May 2024. I’m very passionate about reproductive justice, and its integration within midwifery care. When I’m not catching babies, I enjoy thrifting, exploring new food spots, and roller skating! I look forward to meeting and learning from you all during my final midwifery placement! Themar is our student from spring 2024 to winter 2025

Hi, my name is Megan Smith! I’m currently in my second year of the Midwifery Education Program at
McMaster. Prior to starting the program, I completed a double major at Western University in
Psychology and Sociology. I always knew I wanted to find a career that I was truly passionate
about, but nothing quite fit until I discovered midwifery! I was drawn to the core values of
informed choice and continuity of care that make the connections midwives and their clients
have so empowering and special. I am so honoured to be learning and growing alongside the
Elgin County Midwives team and clients. While on break, you can find me back country
camping with my husband, or playing games with family and friends. Megan is out student winter 2024.

Sophie McAlpine

Sophie McAlpine was our student in 2023-2024. She studied midwifery at McMaster University and is thrilled to be completing her senior placement with Elgin County Midwives. She holds a B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia and spent time working in the management of outdoor education centres prior to studying midwifery. Sophie is from Alberta where she loves backpacking through the mountains in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. She was drawn to midwifery because of its ability to weave together intellectual, physical, and emotional work within a model of care that centers the client. She is deeply grateful for the opportunity to learn from to the staff and clients of Elgin County Midwives as she embarks of the final chapter of the midwifery education program.

Olivia Mickie

Olivia Mickie is a second-year Midwifery BHSc student at McMaster University. She first completed an HBSc in Kinesiology at Queen’s University in Kingston, which helped her find midwifery. She is very passionate about reproductive health and justice and find midwifery to be a great place for her to pursue this passion. Some of her hobbies include biking, traveling, and walking my dogs. She was our student January 4, 2022.

Hello, my name is Bronwyn Rush and I am in my final year of midwifery school. I grew up in Beamsville, Ontario and have always enjoyed living in a smaller town. I have previously completed an undergraduate degree in health sciences from the University of Western Ontario. In my fourth year at Western I was struggling to find a career that I wanted to pursue when I graduated, until I learned more about midwifery while researching a project on rural maternal health in Ontario. I was interested in being able to empower women to make informed decisions regarding their own health and midwifery seemed to be the perfect fit for me. So far I am really enjoying my midwifery education through McMaster University and love working with the Elgin County Midwives. Bronwyn was our student in 2021.