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Regional Advisory Committee 2

Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Message from the Chair

BJ HancockAs a member of the Royal College practicing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, I am pleased to welcome you as the chair of your Regional Advisory Committee (RAC).

My name is BJ Hancock and I joined the Royal College in 1990 after completing my undergraduate medical education at the University of Manitoba (1980–1984), a rotating Internship at Dalhousie University (1984–5), General Surgery Residency training, including a Master of Science, at the University of Manitoba (1985–1990) and Fellowship training in Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Montreal (1990–1992 and 1992–93, respectively). I returned to Winnipeg to assume a faculty position in the Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics and Child Health, University of Manitoba. I am the Director of Pediatric Surgery at Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health and have been Section Head for Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery since 2005. I was elected to the Royal College Council in 2013 and joined as your RAC Chair in February 2014. I also serve on the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons.

The purpose of the Regional Advisory Committee is to

  • identify regional issues relevant to the practice of specialty medicine, medical education, and health policy for action by the Royal College;
  • promote effective communication with regional members;
  • facilitate regional members’ ability to share their perspectives, strategies or solutions within areas of common interest;
  • support the continuing professional development of members through collaboration with regional CPD Educators and other regional partner organizations; and
  • identify and support the development of regional members with the experience, skills and expertise to serve in various volunteer roles within the Royal College.

Each RAC serves an important role in developing strategies to engage all members in our region in a dialogue concerning issues that are important to the profession and the core mission of the Royal College. We value your involvement and participation in contributing your perspectives and experiences on a wide range of issues or initiatives.

If you have any questions or issues that you would like to raise, you can contact me at Note: RAC Chair email inboxes are monitored by Royal College staff.