DOCTALK 2023 - Volume 10 Issue 1
January 2023 Council Meeting Report
Council last met on January 27 and 28, 2022.  The next Council meeting is scheduled for March 24 and 25, 2023.  Agendas and Executive Summaries with information about the content of the open portion of Council meetings are available here on the College website.

Highlights from the last Council Meeting
  • Council approved the following policies:
    • Withdrawal of Physician Services During Job Action
    • Medical Practice Observation Experience Guideline
  • Council discussed a number of potential bylaw amendments which will be reported in future issues of DocTalk as they are approved by the Ministry of Health and published in the Saskatchewan Gazette.
  • Council directed that Dr. Mehdi Horri would remain suspended until he enters into an undertaking approved by the Executive Committee or the Council.
  • Council held elections for the Executive Committee. The results were:
    • President: Dr. Alan Beggs
    • Vice-president: Dr. Sarah Mueller
    • Members-at-Large: Mr. Lionel Chabot, Ms. Carolyn Hlady, Dr. Oladapo Mabadeje and Dr. Olawale Igbekoyi



New Members to Council

Council recently welcomed two new medical students who will be participating in on Council meetings on a regular basis as Student Observer Members.  Ms. Rachel Cey joined first on September 7, 2022, followed by Ms. Indiana Best on November 30, 2022.  The Council looks forward to your contributions to Council discussions.

Meet also the newest elected Physician member of Council from the South West Area:

  Dr. Sivaruban (Ruban) Kanagaratnam
Physician Member

Dr. Ruban Kanagaratnam
is a General Surgeon in Swift Current. He completed his residency training at the University of Saskatchewan and the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Fellowship at the University of Toronto.

Since then, he has worked as a community surgeon in Newfoundland, Manitoba, and British Columbia. He has been active in research, medical education, and faculty development in rural settings.

He is currently completing the clinician educator diploma through the University of Saskatchewan, with plans to become the rural champion for medical education outside of the tertiary care setting


New Look for the CPSS!

Council and staff have been working hard to develop a new, more modern look for the CPSS.  Stay tuned for more, coming soon!