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Jane Csiszar

I am absolutely thrilled to have the chance to work in an environment like Strathcona Midwifery Collective. I so appreciate the openness, kindness, and dedication to well-being in this space.

I graduated from the Medical Office Administration program at Douglas College in 2013, and since then I have been working in different health care facilities to gain experience in Canada’s vast health care system. My educational goals vary drastically from midwife to psychiatric nurse to forensic scientist, so I'm taking a break from my studies to mature, get to know myself, and work under other healthcare professionals until I know which degree I'd like to pursue.

In my spare time, I dance my heart out like Beyonce, heels and all! I also take care of my own babies – my cats! I have my own two, Cowboy and Maggie, and then I also volunteer a few times a week at VOKRA, the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association on the medical team. I administer medications to the kitties, monitor their health status, and give them lots of cuddles. I am proud to have achieved cat lady status so young.

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Opkar Sidhu

I am thrilled to be a part of the diverse and inclusive community at Strathcona Midwifery Collective. As a midwife-to-be (starting UBC’s midwifery program in Fall 2018), it is an absolute honour to be working in an environment surrounded by pregnancy and infants.  

I completed my Bachelors of Science majoring in health science at SFU in 2016 where I focused much of my research and studies on pregnancy and prenatal care. I always knew I wanted to be involved in health care but it wasn’t until I graduated that I discovered the beautiful world of midwifery and realized my path. I am also a certified doula through DONA International and a self-taught birth photographer and have had the honour of assisting families through labour and birth while providing a lifetime of memories though photos.

When I’m not working, you can find me spending time with my family- my partner and our two dogs (Yes, Jane’s the “cat lady” & I’m the “dog lady!) We love to cook, bake, hike, watch movies, and listen to music in our spare time.