BCUS Executive 2016 – 2017

President
Jan Reid CRGS, CRCS
Treasurer
Ella Chrobak CRGS
Member at Large
Donna Moyse CRGS, CRCS
Executive Director
Vickie Lessoway CRGS, CRCS

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.