Joyce Totton, PharmD/PhD, RM

Academic Title: Dr Joyce Totton, Assistant Professor
Designate: PharmD, ACPR, RPh, RM, IBCLC

Pharm PhD; University of Colorado
BScPharm, BMid; Dalhousie University, Laurentian University
First Nations Studies, Traditional Environmental Knowledge; University of Northern British Columbia



Joyce is a registered pharmacist and midwife who has been in direct patient care since 1999. During this time, she has completed a residency at Sick Kids and subsequently obtained her Pharm D completing rotations in mental health and addictions and primary care. Her midwifery career began in 2013. Throughout her careers, she has taught nursing, medical, pharmacy and midwifery students in a variety of formats, including sessional, semesters, guest lecturer, and clinical placements for all levels of students from undergraduate to residents.


Area of instruction:

  • Women's Health
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Obstetrical Emergency Skills
  • Neonatal Emergency Skills
  • Clinical Foundation Skills

Areas of Scholarship:

  • General pediatrics
  • Clinical systems
  •  Pharmacotherapeutics
  •  Human lactation
  • Mental Health and Substance use

Selected Presentions:

  • Home Birth at Current Obstetrical Management Seminars, Calgary, 2022
  •  Cannabis in breast/chest feeding for MoreOB BC hospitals, March 2022

Relevant Community Service:

  • Perinatal Grief Support Group - Coordinator, Golden, BC