Ruddiman received 3,065 votes in the run-off election against Dr. Brian Day.
Normally provincial medical association elections are not national news.
B.C.'s largest publicly traded company is sponsoring walks across the country to fight the devastating autoimmune disease.
Over 150 registered to speak during the public hearing and not all were heard.
The more adventurous among Vancouver yogis are increasingly dropping their mats and opting instead for paddleboards.