98th AIBC Annual Meeting
Date: Monday, May 8, 2017. The meeting will be held during the 2017 Annual Conference.
Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre West, Room 301-305
AIBC Learning Units (LUs): 2 non-core
Refreshments will be served.
Annual Meeting Learning Units
Architects AIBC and Architectural Technologists AIBC who attend the AIBC Annual Meeting are entitled to two non-core learning units. To assist in recording these learning units, architects and architectural technologists are asked to register online in advance for this free event.
Annual Meeting Booklet
The 2017 Annual Meeting Booklet will be mailed out to all AIBC members and honorary members in April 2017 in keeping with the Architects Act and bylaw requirements. Review the online version of the 98th Annual Meeting Booklet (May 2017).
Members’ Forum and Motions
The Members’ Forum is an opportunity to raise, discuss and debate issues of interest or concern to the profession. The forum takes place before the end of the annual meeting, time permitting.
Members are invited to submit a motion by April 28, 2017. Additional motions may be submitted to a member of the Motions Review Committee up to 30 minutes after the Annual Meeting has been called to order. Anyone bringing forward a motion at the meeting must have a written version of the proposed motion in hand at the meeting, and be prepared to speak to it, with a seconder already identified.
In the event that time does not allow for all members’ motions to be heard, any motions not presented at the annual meeting will still be considered by AIBC Council.
To submit a motion and for a copy of the member motion form, for review by the Motions Review Committee, refer to the 98th Annual Meeting Booklet (May 2017) for Annual Meeting Protocols. Members’ Forum Protocols on located on page 5, and a copy of the motion form is on page 6.
Motions Review Committee
Members were invited to apply, by April 24, to sit on the Motions Review Committee. The Role Call is now closed.
Council Member Nominations
Each year, AIBC members and honorary members have an opportunity to help shape the work of the body responsible for the self-regulating governance of the architectural profession in British Columbia in the public interest. AIBC Council’s leadership ensures that the AIBC is a vibrant, active and effective organization, while supporting initiatives that contribute to the ongoing success of, and interest in, the architectural profession and the built environment.
Council consists of 15 voting members: 10 elected by and from the members (architects) in good standing, four appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, and a representative of the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The annual council nomination and election processes are governed by the Architects Act, AIBC Bylaws and council policy. In the spring each year five council members are elected for a two-year term, beginning immediately following the annual meeting.
AIBC Council has identified a set of skills and competencies for which familiarity by council members would be beneficial for council as a whole in achieving their governance mandate. The desired competencies of council members include: governance expertise; finance; business management; risk management; information technology; strategic planning; communications/ marketing; human resources; legal; public sector knowledge; and leadership skills. Members and honorary members are asked to consider these competencies when submitting nominations for council during the annual call for nominations process. The AIBC welcomes nominees from across British Columbia as participation on council can be facilitated by technology for remote attendance.
The 2017 Call for Nominations for Council Members is now closed.
There are six council nominations for five available council positions. The nominees (alphabetically listed), with links to nomination statements, are as follows:
- Marianne Amodio Architect AIBC
- Robert Chester Architect AIBC
- Bruce Haden Architect AIBC
- Catherine Nickerson Architect AIBC
- Sean Rodrigues Architect AIBC
- Sean Ruthen Architect AIBC
Each candidate has been nominated by five members in good standing. Read the list of nominators.
Council Election Voting Period and Results
Conducted according to the AIBC Bylaws and Council Rules 4: Electronic Voting and Council Elections, the electronic voting period will open April 13 at 9 a.m. and close at May 8 at 12 p.m., with e-voting instructions emailed directly to eligible members and honorary members on April 13.
The five successful candidates will be announced prior to adjournment of the annual meeting.
This is the first time the AIBC will be conducting a council election by electronic vote (or e-vote) since bylaws were passed by members in 2014 authorizing electronic voting for council elections and bylaw amendments.
Role Call for Election Scrutineers
Member were invited to apply, by April 21, to become election scrutineers. The Role Call is now closed.
Council Liaisons Expressions of Interest
Each year AIBC Council invites an Intern Architect AIBC, an Architectural Technologist AIBC, and a Retired Architect AIBC to sit as non-voting guest representatives at council meetings and planning sessions for a one-year term, in keeping with council policy 2.23. Council selects this representative from among those who submit an expression of interest. The liaisons to council shall represent to council the perspectives, interests and views of their associate category.
The 2017 Call for Expressions of Interest is now closed. AIBC Council will review representatives from among those individuals who have submitted an expression of interest.