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 a 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.