Board of Directors
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:
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.
The President serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors and is the face of Resident Doctors of BC.
The Immediate Past President is responsible for maintaining continuity between the current and previous year’s Board. Chief responsibilities of the Immediate Past President are to forward their connections and partnerships to the new President and to serve as institutional memory for the organization.
The Vice-President in the absence of the President carries out all the presidential responsibilities. He or she is also responsible for ensuring Resident Doctors of BC maintains a focus on its Strategic Plan.
The Director of Finance oversees the financial operations of Resident Doctors of BC to ensure appropriate use of funds and that financial regulations are met.
The Director of Communications is responsible for overseeing and approving communications to external entities and the Resident Doctors of BC membership.
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.
Official Observers are accepted by motion at the first Board Meeting. They have a voice, but no vote. They are invited to attend all Board Meetings and activities, and receive all the same communications.