About the Blog

During his presidency, Dr Alan Ruddiman will be writing about his experiences and thoughts throughout his term.

May 18, 2017

As we continue towards implementation of our new governance structure, now is your opportunity to be a part of the change – to get involved with or help form the new Representative Assembly (RA). On Wednesday, May 10th, members would have received a call for nominations for President-Elect and...

May 11, 2017

This past Sunday, I had both the pleasure and reward of attending this year’s Walk with your Doc kickoff event in my hometown of Oliver in the sunny South Okanagan. More than 50 participants of all ages joined me, my colleagues, and local physiotherapy and kinesiologist professionals at...

Mental Health Awareness Week
May 1, 2017

“I’m fine” is a common answer we hear when we ask someone how they’re doing – a friend, a family member, a colleague, a patient. But far too often, even though they may look fine on the outside, behind this general reply is actually someone who’s not fine. According to the Canadian Mental Health...

Doctors of BC Education Day
April 24, 2017

Did you know Doctors of BC can provide advice to reduce your risk of an MSP audit? Or that the association can support members in their communities with local advocacy and negotiations? Have you wondered how and why Doctors of BC develops the policy positions it does? You can find answers and...

March 13, 2017

I recently had the honour of attending and addressing the final Congress of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative – a two day event that focused on the Collaborative’ s achievements, its legacy, and the pathway ahead. 

For those not yet familiar with...