Welcome to BCUS Online

The British Columbia Ultrasonographers' Society (BCUS) is a professional association of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers in the Province of British Columbia, Canada. Our goal is to advance the science of Diagnostic Medical Sonography by providing educational events and addressing issues affecting our profession in British Columbia. BCUS is not a union and does not deal with matters related to salaries or working conditions.


Nov 5, 2016 SonoSaturday WebinarSee Events page


May 26-28, 2017 Sonography Canada Annual Conference in VancouverSee Events page
Nov 4, 2017 SonoSaturday WebinarTBA

Anytime On-Line

Continuing Professional Development at your convenienceSee Events page

If you are a BC Sonographer, we encourage you to stay active in your society. Sharing ideas and goals creates a network of support for Sonographers throughout the province and improves the quality of patient care.

Please note: the BC Ultrasonographers' Society is not affiliated with any hospitals, clinics, or private imaging facilities within the province. It is not a provider of ultrasound appointments, procedures, or referral services. If you require an ultrasound procedure or information about one, please speak with your doctor or contact your local healthcare provider.

BCUS Executive 2015 - 2016

PresidentElla Chrobak
TreasurerJan Reid
Member at LargeAlice Chung
Executive DirectorVickie Lessoway

History of the Society

A small group of sonographers met in April, 1980, to form the British Columbia Ultrasonographers' Society. Their purpose was to create a professional society to address the concerns of sonographers as a distinct entity rather than a sub-section of a larger association. After a great deal of work by this nucleus, the Society was incorporated on March 3, 1981.

Sonographers throughout British Columbia were eager to support this new endeavour. The Society membership quickly comprised nearly eighty percent of sonographers in British Columbia.

Purpose of the Society

The purpose of the Society is best described by the following excerpts from the Constitution:

  1. To disseminate information pertinent to professional growth and development.
  2. To promote and encourage the science and art of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
  3. To promote and provide a forum for the discussion of matters affecting Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
  4. To co-operate with external professional organizations to maintain continued progress and growth of the Society.
  5. To form a central society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography practitioners in British Columbia to assist, guide and encourage the development of local branches of the Society across the province.
  6. To associate, affiliate or federate with any association or organization whose objectives mirror those of the Society.
  7. To establish and enunciate policies concerning the professional status, legislative activity, and welfare of its members.
  8. To stimulate and encourage research designed to provide knowledge that will ensure increasingly efficient patient care.
  9. To expand educational opportunities and contribute to programs designed to broaden the scope of technological service.
  10. To establish qualifications for membership in the Society.