Board of Directors

The Resident Doctors of BC Leadership

The Board of Directors is the governing body of Resident Doctors of BC and is subject to the provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws when the Annual General Meeting (AGM) is not in session. Board Members are responsible for planning Resident Doctors of BC initiatives, identifying and responding to resident issues, and ensuring that the association adheres to the Mission Statement. Members of the Board have significantly influenced residency in BC.

Board Members, in addition to adhering to the Constitution and By-Laws, are expected to:

  • Develop a sound knowledge of Resident Doctors of BC’s operations, the Collective Agreement, Constitution and By-Laws
  • Work with care and diligence to the best interest of the membership of Resident Doctors of BC
  • Attend the annual Board of Directors training session and familiarize themselves with the principals of Board governance.
  • Soundly manage the policies of Resident Doctors of BC
  • Serve on at least one Resident Doctors of BC internal committee
  • Always act in the best interest of the Resident Doctors of BC membership
  • Complete an annual evaluation of the Board
  • Encourage member participation, by attending events and engaging in social media and other communication campaigns

Board members administer appropriate discretion regarding information disclosed to them during their duties. They shall also maintain confidentiality regarding Resident Doctors of BC matters where disclosure may harm the interests of the members.

The Board of Directors is elected annually by the membership. Once the eleven members have been elected as the new Board of Directors, this Board will then vote for each available position in separate votes.

Roles

  • President

    The President serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors and is the face of Resident Doctors of BC.

    Key Responsibilities

    Represents Resident Doctors of BC as the face of the organization, including but not limited to:

    • Liaising with the media
    • Engaging external stakeholders
    • Hosting and attending Resident Doctors of BC events
    • Establishing and maintaining political relationships
    • Works with the Executive Director to raise the profile of the organization and residents through proactive engagement with the media
    • Liaises with affiliates and reports any pertinent information to the Board
    • Provides regular updates on the committees that he or she chairs to the Board
    • Serves as a signing officer, along with other executives
    • Submits a report to the membership at the Annual General Meeting
    • Provides handover to the next President

    Committee Memberships

    • Award Selection
    • Doctors of BC Representative Assembly (member)
    • Executive (Chair)
    • UBC Faculty PGME Committee (member)
    • Finance
    • UBC Faculty Executive Committee (member)
    • Labour Relations
    • UBC Medical Alumni Association (member)
    • Staffing (Chair)
    • Tri-Party Council
  • Immediate Past President

    Key Responsibilities

    • Maintains continuity between the current and previous Board
    • Forwards connections and partnerships to the new President
    • Serves as institutional memory for the Board
    • Provides support to the President and other Executive Members, as needed
    • Serves as a signing officer, along with other executives
    • Provides handover to the next Immediate Past President
    • Serves as the election officer during Board of Directors elections
    • Chairs the Board
    • Chairs Board meetings
    • Prepares agenda
    • Reviews minutes

    Committee Membership

    • Executive (member)
    • Resident Doctors of Canada PHO Designate
    • Finance (member)
    • Governance (member)
    • Staffing (member)
  • Director of Operations & Finance

    Key Responsibilities

    • Oversee the financial operations of Resident Doctors of BC, ensuring the appropriate use of funds, and adherence to financial regulations are met
    • Oversees the internal policies and operations of the organization
    • Serves as a signing officer, along with other executives
    • Submits a report at the Annual General Meeting
    • Provides handover to the next Director

    Committee Membership

    • Executive (member)
    • Finance (Chair)
    • Staffing (Chair)
    • Governance (Chair)
  • Director of Resident Affairs & Wellness

    Key Responsibilities

    • Oversees projects and initiatives directly affecting the training, health, and wellness of members
    • Serves as a signing officer, along with other executives
    • Submits a report at the Annual General Meeting
    • Provides handover to the next Director

    Committee Membership

    • Executive (member)
    • UBC PGME Committee
    • Staffing (member)
    • UBC PGME Executive Subcommittee
    • Labour Relations (member)
    • UBC PGME Review Subcommittee
    • Awards (member)
    • Health & Wellness (member)
    • Council of Program Representatives (Chair)
  • Director of External & Labour Relations

    Key Responsibilities

    • Oversees projects and initiatives relating to external stakeholder engagement and Labour concerns
    • Serves as a signing officer, along with other executives
    • Submits a report at the Annual General Meeting
    • Provides handover to the next Director

    Committee Membership

    • Executive (member)
    • UBC PGME Committee
    • External Relations (Chair)
    • Doctors of BC Council for Health
    • Economics and Policy
    • Labour Relations (Chair)
    • Award (member)
    • Tri-Party Council
  • Directors

    Directors are voting members of the Board, who support Resident Doctors of BC by joining or chairing various committees. Directors also liaise with other residents to promote Resident Doctors of BC and address member concerns.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Actively participates in and contributes to discussions at Board Meetings and discussions of Board related matters over email or at emergency meetings
    • Promotes Resident Doctors of BC and addresses member concerns
    • Chairing at least one internal committee/project team