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Academic is defined as items that deal specifically with the educational content of a program that is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Administrative Resident refers to a resident who performs specific administrative functions for a particular residency training program under the supervision of the Program Director and in collaboration with the faculty and residents of that program.

Agreement refers to the Collective Agreement between the Employer and PAIRS contained herein.

Assistant Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education refers to the Assistant Dean of Medicine responsible for postgraduate medical education in the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.

Board refers to the Board of Governors of the Employer.

College of Medicine refers to the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.

Council refers to the University of Saskatchewan Council.

Dean of Medicine refers to the Dean of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.

Employee refers to all postgraduate medical residents included within the scope of the certification order of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board.

Employer refers to the University of Saskatchewan.

He, him his usage of pronoun and pronominal adjectives indicating the male gender shall, whenever appropriate, include or refer to the female gender as well.

In-House Call refers to that period of duty during which the resident is required to remain in the hospital.

Out-of-House or Home Call refers to that period of duty in which the resident is allowed to leave the hospital premises, but be available to be called back to the hospital.

President refers to the President of the University or his designate.

Program Director refers to the individual responsible for overseeing and coordinating Residents’ training within a certain specialty or subspecialty of medical training taught by the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.

Resident refers to a postgraduate medical student/employee in the College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan as described in Article 1.0.

University refers to the University of Saskatchewan as defined and described in The University of Saskatchewan Act and all amendments thereto.

Weekend is defined as Saturday and Sunday.

Work Week is defined as Monday to Friday inclusive.

Preamble

WHEREAS Residents are associated with the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine in order to achieve educational objectives established by the Employer in accordance with the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada;

Residents provide valued professional services to patients in various health care facilities as well as providing teaching to medical students and fellow Residents whose medical knowledge and skill is at a lower level;

The parties hereto share a desire to provide excellent patient care, maintain and promote high professional standards, procure exemplary medical education and demonstrate an harmonious employment characterized by collegial discussion, negotiation of terms of employment and, where appropriate, third party adjudication,

The Parties therefore enter into this collective bargaining agreement.