Faculty & Staff

Deepa Upadhyaya, PhD, RM, CNM

Deepa Upadhyaya

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Administrative Title: Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Midwifery

Office: Y251
Email: dyupadhyaya@mtroyal.ca
Phone: 403.440.6021

PhD, University of Calgary, Community Health Sciences,Cumming School of Medicine, Medical Education Specialization
MS, Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Nursing
BSN, Metropolitan State University (Nursing)
BA, St. Olaf College (Political Science and Philosophy)


I have had the great fortune to work in maternal/child health and in the education of health care providers in many places around the world, including Canada (Alberta and British Columbia), Ireland (Dublin), Afghanistan (Badakhshan - Médecins sans Frontières), United States of America (Oregon, Washington, and Minnesota), Ethiopia (Addis Ababa), and Ghana (Carpenter). Along with the faculty position at Mount Royal University, I maintain clinical practice as a Registered Midwife.

Areas of Instruction

  • Cultures and Communities
  • Obstetric Complications and Consultations
  • Maternal and Newborn Pathology
  • Normal Childbearing and Healthy Newborns
  • Pathophysiology

Areas of Scholarships

  • Midwifery preceptorship and experiential curriculum
  • Perinatal and newborn care and education of health care providers in Low and Middle-Income Countries
  • Fostering Cultural Humility in Midwifery Students

Relevant Community Service

  • Canadian Association for Midwifery Education - Member of Board of Directors
  • Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology — Advances in Labour and Risk Management International Program Executive Committee Member
  • Alberta Health Services — Indigenous Maternal Newborn Child & Youth Standing Committee Member
  • Alberta Association of Midwives — Insurance and Risk Management Committee Member
  • Instructor: Advances in Labour and Risk Management (SOGC), Fetal Health Surveillance, Midwifery Emergency Skills (AOM/CAM), Neonatal Resuscitation (CPS)