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Convention

BCNU hosts an annual convention each year. This is an opportunity for members to come together and discuss the business of the union. Delegates to convention are elected at regional meetings in advance of the convention date. Each region is assigned a specific number of delegates to attend. If you are interested in attending next year, please contact your regional chair for more information about the process. 

​The BCNU Convention 2019 took place May 27-30 in Vancouver.  Highlights from this year's event are listed below.

 Convention Highlights

Thursday, May 3

It’s That Bad: Nurses Rally For Inclusion in PTSD Legislation and Action to Prevent Violence on the Job

“Violence in health care has reached shocking levels in BC, and nurses are being threatened, punched, kicked and verbally assaulted every day.

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Keynote Speaker Shares Wisdom and Laughter on Closing Day

Award-winning humourist and motivational speaker Linda Edgecombe shared her insights on life, love and career with delegates on the closing day of convention.

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Wednesday, May 2

Seniors' Advocate Addresses BC Nurses

On Wednesday BC Seniors' Advocate Isobel Mackenzie shared her insights and recent survey findings with BC Nurses’ Union members on the state of seniors' care in the province.

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Tuesday, May 1

Convention 2018: BC Nurses are Standing Strong

BC Nurses’ Union President Christine Sorensen delivered an opening address to more than 500 members gathered in Vancouver this week for the union’s 37th annual convention. Her message? Despite the difficulties the organization has faced – both past and present – BC’s nurses continue to stand strong in their commitment to safe patient care.

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Education Day Focuses on OH&S

STANDING STRONG: Our 2017 Annual Report

This year’s convention was preceded by an education day focused on psychological health and safety. Keynote speakers included leading workplace safety expert Ron Gantt and renowned clinical forensic psychologist Dr. Joti Samra.

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BCNU’s Annual Report 2017 launched today, profiling the stories of the year as told by members and including reports from the provincial executive and senior leadership.

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Updated: 9/16/2019 3:38 PM

 Annual Report

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