Committees

Internal, Joint & External

Internal Committees

Resident Doctors of BC has several internal committees which focus on specific needs of the association and residents. The initiatives of these committees are the responsibility of the Board. Some committees are solely populated by Board members while others are open to the full membership. To join an available committee please contact the committee chair.

  • Awards Selection Committee
    Awards committee

    The Award Committee meets once per year to review the nominations for the annual Resident Innovation Fund and Awards of Excellence. The committee is formed each year in September. The committee consists of the President, Executive Director, Director of Resident Affairs and Wellness, Director of External & Labour Relations, and an additional Director selected at the first Board Meeting who will serve as chair. Individuals on the Selection Committee are not able to nominate or act as a reference.

    2021-2022 Committee:

    Chair: Dr. Karan D’Souza R3 – General Surgery (Resident Doctors of BC Board Director)

    Members:
    Dr. Daphne Lu R4 – General Surgery (Resident Doctors of BC Past President)
    Dr. Willow Thickson R1 – Family Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Director of Resident Affairs & Wellness)
    Dr. Soma Dalai R2 – Internal Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Director of External & Labour Relations)
    Dr. Laura Labonté R3 – Psychiatry (Resident Doctors of BC Board Director)
    Mr. Harry Gray (Resident Doctors of BC Executive Director)

  • Executive Committee
    RDBC Exec logo

    The Executive Committee is made up of the executive members of the board and supported by the Executive Director. They discuss pertinent issues that arise relating to Resident Doctors of BC and resident issues between Board Meetings.

    The Executive Committee membership is restricted to the Executive Members of the Board. If you would like to contact the Executive, please contact Resident Doctors of BC.

    2021-2022 Committee:

    Chair: Dr. Daphne Lu R4 – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Resident Doctors of BC Past President)

    Members:
    Dr. Devon Mitchell R2 – Emergency Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC President)
    Dr. Julie Wong R2 – Urology (Resident Doctors of BC Director of Operations & Finance)
    Dr. Willow Thickson R1 – Family Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Director of Resident Affairs & Wellness)
    Dr. Soma Dalai R2 – Internal Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Director of External & Labour Relations)
    Mr. Harry Gray (Resident Doctors of BC Executive Director)

  • External Relations Committee

    The External Relations Committee is newly established to expand RDBC connections with stakeholders and external parties.

    2021-2022 Committee:

    Chair: Dr. Soma Dalai R2 – Internal Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Director of External & Labour Relations)

    Members:
    Dr. Devon Mitchell R2 – Emergency Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC President)
    Dr. Laura Labonté R3 – Psychiatry (Resident Doctors of BC Director)
    Dr. Daniel Lu R2 – Psychiatry (Resident Doctors of BC Director)
    Dr. Evan Mah R2 – Family Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Director)
    Dr. Harrison Anzinger R1 – Pediatrics (Resident Doctors of BC Director)
    Mr. Harry Gray (Resident Doctors of BC Executive Director)

  • Finance Committee
    RDBC Finance Committee logo

    This committee is populated by Board members and is responsible for developing guidelines for capital assets and funds. They also review financial statements and present the annual operating budget for the association.

    The Finance Committee membership is restricted to the members listed. If you would like to contact the Finance Committee, please email Resident Doctors of BC.

    2021-2022 Committee:

    Chair: Dr. Julie Wong R2 – Urology (Resident Doctors of BC Director of Operations & Finance)

    Members:
    Dr. Devon Mitchell R2 – Emergency Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC President)
    Dr. Daphne Lu R4 – General Surgery (Resident Doctors of BC Immediate Past President)
    Dr. Harrison Anzinger R1 – Pediatrics (Resident Doctors of BC Director)
    Mr. Harry Gray (Resident Doctors of BC Executive Director)

  • Governance Committee
    RDBC Governance Committee logo

    This committee addresses issues pertaining to the Constitution and by-laws or Resident Doctors of BC and creates or updates polices that are directly related to the administration of the organization.

    2021 – 2022 Committee

    Chair: Dr. Julie Wong R2 – Urology (Resident Doctors of BC Director of Operations & Finance)

    Members:
    Dr. Daphne Lu R4 – General Surgery (Resident Doctors of BC Immediate Past President)
    Dr. Isaac Rodin R1 – Psychiatry (Resident Doctors of BC Director)
    Dr. Soma Dalai R2 – Internal Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Director of External & Labour Relations)
    Dr. Philip Edgcumbe R2 – Diagnostic Radiology
    Dr. Helena Bentley R2 – Diagnostic Radiology

  • Health & Wellness Committee
    RDBC Health and Wellness Committee logo

    The purpose of this committee is to facilitate events of interest to residents and to increase member participation in events.

    2020-2021 Committee Projects:

    • Propose social events to be sponsored/run by Resident Doctors of BC and continue successful events from previous years

    • Propose health and wellness events to be sponsored/run by Resident Doctors of BC and continue successful events from previous years

    • Source health and wellness resources and communicate them to the membership

    • Liaise with external stakeholders to determine partnership opportunities on issues of physician health and wellness

    2021-2022 Committee:

    Chair: Dr. Maya Rosenkrantz R2 – Pediatrics (Resident Doctors of BC Director)

    Members:
    Dr. Willow Thickson R1 – Family Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Director of Resident Affairs & Wellness)
    Dr. Isaac Rodin R1 – Psychiatry (Resident Doctors of BC Director)
    Dr. Zach Sagorin R1 – General Surgery (Resident Doctors of BC Director)
    Dr. Jenna Pittman R1 – Psychiatry
    Dr. Adrianna Gunton R2 – Internal Medicine
    Dr. Kimberly Li R2 – Anesthesiology
    Dr. Jessie Brazier R1 – Psychiatry
    Dr. Alexa Caldwell R1 – Anesthesiology
    Dr. Dannielle Tinker R4 – Anesthesiology
    Dr. Shikha Walia R1 – Psychiatry
    Dr. Wendy Yao R1 – Anesthesiology

  • Labour Relations Committee

    The role of this committee is to address matters pertaining to the Collective Agreement in between negotiations cycles

    2019-2020 Committee Projects:

    • Conduct the Membership Survey in advance of the start of negotiations (shared with the Negotiations Committee, to be completed before negotiations begin)

    • Use the Membership Survey results to assist the Negotiations Committee with the development of negotiations priorities

    • Labour Relations Committee transitions to a job action committee for planning and executing a job action strategy during periods of but not limited to:

      • Negotiations cycles
      • When another health care union plans to go on strike or is on strike
      • When the resident membership votes in favour of going on strike

    2021-2022 Committee:

    Chair: Dr. Soma Dalai R2 – Internal Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Director of External & Labour Relations)

    Members:
    Dr. Devon Mitchell R2 – Emergency Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC President)
    Dr. Willow Thickson R1 – Family Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Director of Resident Affairs and Wellness)
    Mr. Harry Gray (Resident Doctors of BC Executive Director)

    The Labour Relations Committee membership is restricted to the members listed. If you would like to contact the Labour Relations Committee, please email Resident Doctors of BC.

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Committee

    The role of this committee is to support RDBC in establishing an EDI strategy that ensures the organization considers EDI issues in meeting its purpose and mission in alignment with its strategic priorities.

    2020-2021 Committee:

    Co-Chairs: Dr. Willow Thickson R1 – Family Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Director of Resident Affairs and Wellness) and Dr. Simaran Kalkat R1 – Internal Medicine

    Members:
    Dr. Daphne Lu R4 – General Surgery (Resident Doctors of BC Immediate Past President)
    Dr. Maya Rosenkrantz R2 – Pediatrics (Resident Doctors of BC Director)
    Dr. Zach Sagorin R1 – General Surgery (Resident Doctors of BC Director)
    Dr. Prabhjas Hans R2 – Family Medicine
    Dr. James Wang R6 – Pediatrics / Adolescent Medicine
    Dr. Helena Bentley R2 – Diagnostic Radiology
    Dr. Galilee Thompson R4 – Psychiatry
    Dr. Oghenerukevwe Agbahovbe R2 – Psychiatry

  • Negotiations Committee

    The Negotiations Committee with the Executive Director and Chief Negotiator, actively negotiates the Collective Agreement based on priorities provided by the membership. This includes research, member consultation, proposal formation, and active bargaining. The resident membership of the Committee consists of 3 – 5 residents, one of whom may be an executive member of the RDBC Board of Directors, and one of whom may be a general RDBC Board Member. All resident members of the Negotiations Committee are selected by a separate selection committee of two board members and the Executive Director based on selection criteria.

    2021-2022 Committee:

    Members:
    TBD

Volunteer with RDBC

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    Program

    Year

    I am interested in the Governance Committee.

    I am interested in the Health & Wellness Committee.

    I am interested in Resident Education.

    I am interested in Governance/Policy.

    I am interested in Financial Literacy.

    I am interested in External Relations.

    I am interested in Pulse Podcast.

    I am interested in Resident Safety while taking Exams in the time of COVID-19.

    If there are other areas of interest you have that are not listed, please let us know.

    If selected, I promise to abide by the association’s constitution and by-laws.
    Yes


    Joint Committees

    Resident Doctors of BC participates in these committees to work directly with stakeholders to focus on specific areas of interest for residents.

    • Tri-Party Committee

      As part of the Letter of Understanding (LOU) between Resident Doctors of BC, HEABC and UBC a joint committee has been created to address issues affecting all parties from the Collective Agreement; this includes issues relating to Leaves of Absence, Stat Holidays, Vacation, Scheduling and Call Stipends.

      It has two representatives from each party, which meets four times per year. Resident Doctors of BC has one resident representative this year.

      Dr. Daphne Lu R4 – General Surgery (Resident Doctors of BC Immediate Past President)
      Dr. Soma Dalai R2 – Internal Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Director of External & Labour Relations)

    • Resident Safety Working Group

      This group reviews issues relating to resident health and safety with the employer. Issues include, but are not limited to:

      • Application of and access to complaint procedures, including harassment complaint procedures;
      • Resident access to occupational health and safety training delivered by Employers online;
      • Resident participation in occupational health and safety orientation including site specific safety training;
      • Resident access to the services provided by Provincial Workplace Health Call Centre and injury reporting and investigations;
      • Radiation safety;
      • Worksite specific health and safety concerns;

      Resident Representative: TBD

    • Rural Recruitment/Retention Committee

      This committee addresses recruitment and retention of Residents post-residency in rural areas. It is also to address recruitment and retention of Residents post-residency for hard to fill vacancies as determined appropriate by the Committee.

       

    • Call Schedule and Workload Committee

      The goal is to develop a system to gather data on schedules, scheduling practices, call frequency, vacation, lieu and flex days. It will also review call payments for rejected call types, informal requests for unscheduled work, post-call day scheduling and identify programs with a heavy call burden. This group will also focus resident fatigue process and any other call scheduling deficiencies.

      Resident representatives.

      Dr. Michael Rizzuto R3 – Surgery
      Dr. Gurmeet Sohi R4 – Internal Medicine
      Dr. Kim Stewart R6 – Obstetrics & Gynecology