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2019 Excellence Awards – Northern Health

Dear Northern Health Respiratory Therapists,

We would like you to please nominate a colleague for the CAREstream Respiratory Excellence Award and the MedPro Respiratory Excellence Award.
The CAREstream Respiratory Excellence Award is for a frontline ACUTE CARE registered respiratory therapist who has provided exemplary service to their patients and profession as recognized by their peers.
The MedPro Respiratory Excellence Award is for a frontline COMMUNITY registered respiratory therapist who has provided exemplary service to their patients and profession as recognized by their peers.

Recipients of the MedPro & CAREstream Excellence Awards receive:

  • Plaque and certificate
  • $250 honorarium
  • BCSRT membership fee for upcoming year

Presentation Information:

Presentation of the award will occur at the BCSRT Northern Health Roadshow event on April 12th 2019.

Nomination Information:

Nominations deadline is March 20th 2019.

Please send the name of your nominee as well as the reason(s) they deserve the award (in 250 words or less) to

Thank you!

Mike MacAulay RRT, BSc; President, BCSRT

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HSA Vote and Action Update


By now, most of you will be aware of the 82% “yes” vote of approval to ratify the HSA/HEABC bargaining proposal. Although this was a disappointing (though expected) outcome, we continue to press forward in our pursuit of a more representative wage scale for the RT’s of BC. We had a chance today to touch base with the lawyer in regards to next steps. We are hoping to arrange a discussion with Val Avery and the union over the next few weeks with the guidance of our lawyer. We are looking for clarification on several points around classification and wage scales, including the option of an Article 11 grievance.

In addition, although we have been counselled that a Section 12 complaint with the Labour Relations Board may be difficult to win, some information has recently come to light that has made us reconsider the option of pursing a Section 12.

Mike MacAulay (BCSRT President)
Tracey Miller (RTLBC Chair)


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BC RRTs are Running for the CSRT Board of Directors!

Kuljit Minhas RRT

Dear Canadian Colleagues,

My name is Kuljit Minhas and I am interested in the CSRT Board position as Director of the Leadership Perspective. I graduated from the Respiratory Therapy program at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) in Kamloops BC, following the completion of a Bachelor of Sciences at TRU. I have been a Respiratory Therapist for 13 years. Currently my role is Respiratory Therapy Supervisor at Royal Columbian Hospital (New Westminster, BC), which I have been in for the last 2 years. Prior to this my role for 5 years was the Clinical Resource Therapist/Educator. In addition to this I was the president of the British Columbia Society of Respiratory Therapists from 2015-2018. During my time as president, I was instrumental in the implementation of provincial educational road shows. I have been participating the last 3 years in the development of a college/regulation for Respiratory Therapists in BC. With these roles I have gained substantial knowledge and experience in our profession and how important it is that we keep moving forward as proactive health care workers. I have spoken at the CSRT educational conference 3 times over the last few years, and through my involvement with the society, I have discovered the importance of the role of the national society. I would like to bring my skills of educational development, supervisory leadership, engagement and motivation to the board so we may keep advancing and promoting the Respiratory Therapy profession.

Thank you for your consideration,

Kuljit Minhas

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