Student Involvement in Your Care

We are a teaching practice affiliated with the Ryerson, McMaster and Laurentian Midwifery Education Programs. Students will accompany midwives in all aspects of client care. We appreciate your family's involvement in the education of new midwives!

Millie Dean

Hello! My name is Millie and I am a student midwife with the Ryerson University Midwifery Education Program. I am from rural Ontario, but have studied and worked in Ottawa, Dar es Salaam, and Johannesburg. Inspired by the radical everyday strength of mothers, I embarked on my long path to midwifery work in the mid 90’s. I am fuelled by a devotion to supporting empowered birth and holistic reproductive health. I am mother to one daughter, Darjeeling, born peacefully at home with midwives in 2010. She reminds me that each child is a common miracle and each birthing woman worthy of the very best care. I am grateful to everyone who chooses to share their pregnancy and birthing journey with me in the name of educating the next generation of midwives.


Laura Lande

My name is Laura Lande. I am excited to come back to Kensington Midwives to finish my final year of midwifery studies! I came to Toronto from BC to complete a post-nursing/bridging program at Ryerson University. I've made this trek across country with my ever-growing family - my husband and four boys (6, 4, 1, and 4 months)! Although we have our hands full we are enjoying our time in Toronto and are loving city life. My educational and work background includes a Bachelors of Nursing (Trinity Western), a labour and delivery specialty certificate (BCIT), a Masters of Nursing (UBC) and work as a maternity nurse for the last 8 years (Abbotsford, BC - in between maternity leaves!). I have loved my gradual switch to midwifery because of the woman centred care it offers - It is such an honour to be able to get to know my clients throughout their entire pregnancies, births, and postpartum, and to support them to make decisions about their own care and experiences. I am looking forward to getting to know you this fall and spring!



Emily Geens

I am a second year Ryerson student and I am excited to be joining Kensington Midwives for my first midwifery placement from January to April 2018. I grew up just outside of Cobourg, Ontario and recently lived in Kingston, Ontario while completing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. I moved to Toronto in January 2017 and am gradually getting used to the pace of this big city! While not completing school related tasks, I enjoy camping, hiking and reading. I am very grateful to the families who are able to let me be involved in their care; thank you so much for being a part of my midwifery education!


Dorothy Gilbert

My name is Dorothy Gilbert and I am in second year at the Ryerson Midwifery Program and will be working with Kensington Midwives from January to April 2018 in my first midwifery education placement. 

I am originally from BC, and I always miss the ocean and the rainforest, but I am also so happy to be living and experiencing the city of Toronto as part of my midwifery education experience.  I previously worked as a doula for low income and Indigenous families on Vancouver Island, and as a pregnancy outreach worker providing support and some aspects of prenatal and parenting education through an Aboriginal Friendship Centre. While I loved both of these positions, the clients and the work, midwifery was calling my name and I happily moved across the country to begin my education in 2016. Both of these jobs presented me with an opportunity to practice skills which I hope to incorporate into my practice one day, and with a love of working face to face with pregnant people.  I am so looking forward to connecting to clients again at Kensington Midwives.