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.
Advocate as needed for the interests of members, including, but not limited to, collective bargaining
Maintain a relationship with the provincial government, health authorities, the University of British Columbia and Doctors of BC and represent members to other external bodies as required
Facilitate adequate resident representation on appropriate committees within the university, the teaching hospitals, and the healthcare system as a whole
Engage in other targeted advocacy campaigns on behalf of Resident Doctors of BC as decided on by the committee and as approved by the Board of Directors
Build advocacy capacity through training and experience for interested residents through participation in the committee
If you are interested in joining a committee please contact Resident Doctors of BC.
The Award Committee meets once per year to review the nominations for the annual Awards of Excellence. The committee is formed each year in December prior to award nominations opening in January. The committee consists of the President, Executive Director, an additional Director, and an additional member of Resident Doctors of BC. Individuals on the Selection Committee are not able to nominate or act as a reference.
The Communications Committee prepares communiques, press releases, and editorials/commentaries about relevant topics. Their goal is to increase communication between Resident Doctors of BC and its members as well as with external consumers such as the media and the general public.
Increase the profile of Resident Doctors of BC and residents
Prepare communiques, press releases, editorials, and commentaries on resident relevant topics
Gather member feedback on previous strategies/decisions, through consultation forums and meetings (face-to-face or electronic). Use both qualitative (focus groups) and quantitative research (online surveys, opinion polls)
Oversee the Resident Doctors of BC website and social media presence
Develop policies and strategies to address member apathy, and increase interest in events and initiatives
Provide information to the membership on the governance structure, board roles and current priorities
Provide information on Resident Doctors of BC activities and opportunities for involvement through available communication channels
Chair: Dr. Geoff Frost R2 – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Resident Doctors of BC Director of Communications)
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.
Chair: Dr. David Kim R2 – emergency Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC President)
Dr. Vishal Varshney R3 – Anesthesiology (Resident Doctors of BC Immediate Past President)
Dr. Emily Stewart R2 – Emergency Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Vice-President)
Dr. Nicholas Monfries R2 – Emergency Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Director of Finance)
Dr. Geoff Frost R2 – Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Resident Doctors of BC Director of Communications)
The Executive Committee membership is restricted to the Executive Members of the Board. If you would like to contact the Executive, please email Resident Doctors of BC.
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.
2017 -2018 Committee:
Chair: Dr. Nicholas Monfries R2 – Emergency Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Director of Finance)
Dr. David Kim R2 – Emergency Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC President)
Dr. Aleksandar Brezar R1 – Family Medicine [Rural Okanagan] (Resident Doctors of BC Director)
Dr. Adam Humble R2 – Anesthesiology (Resident Doctors of BC Director)
Dr. James Wang R2 – Pediatrics (Resident Doctors of BC Director)
Mr. Harry Gray (Resident Doctors of BC Director)
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.
This committee is responsible for addressing issues pertaining to the Constitution and By-Laws of Resident Doctors of BC, and creating and updating policies that are directly relevant to Resident Doctors of BC and its members.
2017-2018 Committee Projects:
Review Resident Doctors of BC by-laws and Constitution, providing recommendations to the Board and membership for ratification at the AGM
Review Resident Doctors of BC internal policies, providing updates to the Board for approval, and the membership at the AGM if necessary
Create new policies as needed
The purpose of this committee is to facilitate events of interest to residents and to increase member participation in events.
2017-2018 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 discounts for members
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
Chair: Dr. Emily stewart R2 – Emergency Medicine (Resident Doctors of BC Vice-President)
If you are interested in joining a committee please contact Resident Doctors of BC
The Negotiations Committee acts as the core Collective Agreement negotiation body for Resident Doctors of BC. They represent their fellow residents and advocate for members during negotiations by working with the organizations Chief Negotiator, Executive Director and liaising for the Board of Directors throughout the Collective bargaining process.
The Negotiations Committee is selected in advance of the expiration of the Collective Agreement by a selection committee chosen by the Board of Directors, and is active for the duration of negotiations.