Announcing the 2021-2022 RDBC President and Directors

We are pleased to announce that a vote was held within the Board of Directors on August 25, 2021, for the new Resident Doctors of BC President and Executive Directors. Please welcome Dr. Devon Mitchell as the new Resident Doctors of BC President for the 2021-2022 year.

Dr. Mitchell is a second year resident in Emergency Medicine, passionate about public policy and working with policymakers to advocate for patients and residents alike. This will be Dr. Mitchell’s second term on the RDBC Board of Directors. Dr. Mitchell had worked extensively with the RDBC External Relations Committee, and he has previously served on the executives of the UBC Medical Undergraduate Society and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students. Please find below a personal message from Dr. Mitchell:

“It is an absolute honour and a privilege to have been elected RDBC President for 2021-22. Thank you to the membership and the board for placing your trust in me. I’m looking forward to working with our talented staff and this year’s exceptional board on behalf of the residents of BC, as we continue to grow our organization together. There have been many difficult times this year, and there are undoubtedly more challenges ahead. As we enter a negotiations year and continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to support our membership, and keep you informed about our ongoing work on your behalf. I also want to ensure that residents’ input is valued and that improving residents’ personal, professional and financial wellness is behind every decision we make. If at any point this year you want to talk, or have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I look forward to meeting and working with you all!”

Please also welcome Dr. Julie Wong (PGY-2, Urology) as the new Director of Operations & Finance, Dr. Willow Thickson (PGY-1, Family Medicine – Vancouver Fraser) as the new Director of Resident Affairs & Wellness, and Dr. Soma Dalai (PGY-2, Internal Medicine) as the new Director of External & Labour Relations. All three executive directors have been elected from the 2021-2022 board election cycle.

We are also welcoming our new Directors: Dr. Harrison Anzinger (PGY-1, Pediatrics), Dr. Karan D’Souza (PGY-3, General Surgery), Dr. Daniel Lu (PGY-2, Psychiatry), Dr. Isaac Rodin (PGY-1, Psychiatry), and Dr. Zach Sagorin (PGY-1, General Surgery).

We are happy to announce that Dr. Daphne Lu (PGY-4, General Surgery) will be transitioning to the role of Immediate Past President.

Congratulations to our new President, Dr. Devon Mitchell, and our new Directors! We are looking forward to working with our 2021-2022 Board of Directors. For a full updated roster and individual bios, please visit our website.

author: Kejia Wang