In Memoriam:  Dr. Mubina Jiwa, ND


(Toronto, ON)  Sadly, Dr. Mubina Jiwa, ND passed away on Wednesday, October 14th after a brave and courageous fight with ovarian cancer.  She was a dedicated naturopath and teacher, and a devoted mother, wife, daughter, granddaughter and friend.

Mubina was a highly accomplished ND and a true asset to our profession.  She started her career with a residency at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic and went on to build a successful practice in downtown Toronto.  

She was a familiar face at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine for many years, where she continued on as a faculty member and teaching assistant for several courses.  She was friendly and outgoing, and loved having the opportunity to work with both students and colleagues.  In 2013, Mubina was awarded the prestigious Leader Pin from Naturopathic Doctors Ontario (NDO) for the leadership and expertise she had contributed to the naturopathic profession.

Mubina became the chief ND at Gemoscan Canada, Inc.  She appeared frequently on radio and television, including spots on CityTV's Breakfast Television, CP24, Global News, CBC, and perhaps most memorably as a regular guest on CTV's Marilyn Denis Show and Chum FM.  She has also contributed to many publications including Zoomer and Chatelaine.

Through her media presence she succeeded in bringing naturopathic medicine into the public eye and spotlight, in her own charismatic and current way. She lived her life passionately and built countless meaningful relationships and was deeply loved by so many. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, collegues, students, patients and the numerous homes she reached via radio and television.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 17th at 8:45 am, at the Scarborough Ismaili Jamatkhana. 695 Middlefield Rd, Scarborough, ON, M1V 5B8.

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our soles to dance.  They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.  Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.  They stay in our live for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same."    Anonymous

Debbie Lightstone, ND (Inactive)
Alyson Munkley, ND
Joanna Sparrow, ND

Members who would like to send a note of condolence to the family of Dr. Mubina Jiwa, ND are invited to send an e-mail to or to send a letter to the College at the address noted below.  These will be provided to the family within the next couple of weeks.

College of Naturopaths of Ontario
150 John Street, 10th Floor
Toronto, ON  M5V 3E3