ARTICLE I NAME
The name of the union is the Resident Doctors of BC.
ARTICLE II PURPOSE
To support the interests of resident doctors in British Columbia.
ARTICLE III OBJECTS
To represent our members in contractual matters
To support our members’ education and training, and encourage excellence in the teaching environment
To promote our members’ professional, personal and financial well-being
To foster engagement among our members throughout British Columbia
To advocate on behalf of our members in collaboration with our stakeholders and the community
ARTICLE IV VANCOUVER BASED
The business of the Resident Doctors of BC shall be conducted chiefly in the city of Vancouver, BC and in any other areas of the province where members are employed.
ARTICLE V AMENDMENTS
Amendments to the constitution shall be conducted in accordance with Article XVIII of the by-laws.
“Association” shall mean Resident Doctors of BC.
“Resident” shall mean a physician in a post-graduate training program in the province of British Columbia.
“Member in good standing” shall mean any Resident represented by Resident Doctors of BC who pays membership dues, or is on an approved leave of absence.
“Director” shall mean a member in good standing who is elected as representative of the resident membership. The Immediate Past President is also a Director without the requirement for election or membership in Resident Doctors of BC.
“Board of Directors” shall mean the governing body of Resident Doctors of BC and is composed of twelve (12) Directors, five of which shall serve as the President, Immediate Past President, Vice-President, Director of Finance, Director of Communications, respectively.
“Official Observer” shall mean an unelected member in good standing, who is formally approved by the Board of Directors to observe Board proceedings.
“Members of the Board” shall mean the Directors, Medical Undergraduate Society Representative, the Executive Director, and the Official Observers.
“Program Representative” shall mean a Resident elected or appointed to represent Residents in his or her residency training program.
“Union” shall mean Resident Doctors of BC.
Initiation Fees and Dues
Right to Representation
No member shall:
(a) Programs with less than 30 Residents are entitled to 1 representative.
(b) Programs with 30 or more Residents are entitled to 2 representatives.
Board of Directors
Immediate Past President
Director of Finance
Director of Communications
Violations of the Constitution and By-Laws