Each year, AIBC members and honorary members have an opportunity to help shape the work of the body responsible for regulating the profession of architecture in B.C. on behalf of the public. 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 the built environment.
Council consists of 15 voting members: 10 elected by and from the members (Architects AIBC) in good standing, four appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, and a representative of the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Term of Office and Time Commitment
Each year, five council members are elected for a two-year term. Those elected will take office immediately following the Annual Meeting on May 7, 2018.
Council members should be prepared to fully participate during the scheduled meetings and planning sessions, held during normal work hours and typically up to two hours in length. Council members are also expected to attend a variety of AIBC events throughout the year.
2018/19 Council Meeting and Planning Session Dates
Eligibility and Desired Attributes
The council nomination process is governed by the Architects Act and AIBC Bylaws. Nominees must be a member of the Institute in good standing who is nominated by five members in good standing.
The AIBC welcomes nominees from across B.C. as participation on council can be facilitated by technology for remote attendance.
Eligible candidates are assessed against a set of personal and professional attributes. For the 2018/19 AIBC Council, the desired competencies include a combination of regulatory experience, business and governance skills, further described in the Ideal Council Nominee Description & Election Process Guide (found in the Nominee Information Package). Members and honorary members are asked to consider the desired competencies and experience when submitting nominations for council.
Nomination Process & Role of the Nominations Review Committee
The 2018 Call for Nominations for Council Members is now open. Completed submissions must be received by the AIBC time stamped before 4 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018.
Please download the 2018/2019 Council Election Nominee Information Package. It includes submission requirements and instructions, the Ideal Council Nominee Description & Election Process Guide, and all relevant forms (Nomination Form, Statement Form, and Declaration Form).
The Nominations Review Committee has commenced their work for the 2018/19 council year. The purpose of the committee is to fairly and objectively seek, evaluate and assess qualified candidates (Architects AIBC) to be recommended to the AIBC membership, for election to the council, in the normal course, at the Annual Meeting. The nominations review process will:
- Be open and transparent;
- Allow candidates to be assessed against the needs of the Institute;
- Ensure a democratic process whereby all candidates nominated as per Bylaw 21.0 will be included on the election ballot, should they so choose to move forward for election to council;
- Support diversity; and
- Be active in the recruitment of suitable candidates.
Following the close of the call for nominations, the Nominations Review Committee will review all candidates according to the evaluation process, which will include a candidate interview component. The committee will then communicate to AIBC members the names of all nominated candidates who choose to seek election to council, indicating the ones assessed as “endorsed” by the Nominations Review Committee for election to council.
For a complete description of the Nominations Review Committee mandate and specific assignments, refer to the Nominations Review Committee Committee Terms of Reference (PDF).
Council Election Voting Period and Results
The council election is conducted according to AIBC Bylaws (PDF) and Council Rules 4: Electronic Voting and Council Elections (PDF). The electronic voting period will open on April 16, 2018 with e-voting instructions emailed directly to eligible voting members and honorary members. The five successful candidates will be announced prior to adjournment of the Annual Meeting.
Role Call for Election Scrutineers
Members will be invited to apply to be election scrutineers in the spring 2018.
- February 19–Call for Council Member Nominations opens.
- March 12 at 4 p.m.–Call for Council Member Nominations closes.
- March 16 & 21–Governance Workshops for nominees. Attendance is highly encouraged.
- March 22 & 26–Nominee interviews with the Nominations Review Committee.
- April 11–Nominations Review Committee review completed. The names of all nominees are announced and nomination packages (including statement forms) are posted online. Nominees endorsed by the Nominations Review Committee will be noted accordingly.
- April 16 to May 7 at 12 p.m.–Council election e-voting period. Notification sent to eligible voters on April 16.
- May 7–Election results announced at the Annual Meeting.