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Nominations are being accepted for the 2019/20 AIBC Council. Now is your opportunity to help shape the work of the public-interest body responsible for the self-governance of the architectural profession in British Columbia. Council’s leadership plays a critical role in both the governance of the Institute and strength of the architectural profession in B.C., helping to ensure that the organization continues to operate as an effective and efficient regulatory entity.
The package includes submission requirements and instructions, the Nominee Information and Process Guide, and all relevant forms (Nomination Form, Statement Form, and Declaration Form). Prospective candidates are requested to review the package carefully.
Completed submissions must be received by the AIBC time stamped before 4 p.m. on March 7, 2019.
Nominee Eligibility and Competencies
The council nomination process is governed by the Architects Act, AIBC Bylaws, and Council Rules 4: Electronic Voting and Council Elections. Nominees must be a member of the Institute in good standing and nominated by five members in good standing.
Eligible nominees are assessed against a set of personal and professional competencies. For the 2019/20 AIBC Council, the competencies sought include a combination of regulatory experience, business and governance skills, further described in the Nominee Information Package (PDF). Members and honorary members are asked to consider the competencies and experience when submitting nominations for council.
The Role of the Nominations Review Committee
The Nominations Review Committee (NRC) was re-introduced in 2018, the same year the AIBC received a higher than usual number of nominations. The NRC is continuing their work for the 2019/20 AIBC Council Election.
One of their main roles is to evaluate nominees putting their names forward for election and determining if they meet the stated competencies and recruitment requirements of council for that year. Following the close of the call for nominations on March 7, 2019, the NRC will review all candidates according to the evaluation process, which will include a candidate interview component. If the nominee meets these criteria, they will be identified as “endorsed”. Nominees who are not identified as “endorsed” are still eligible to stand for election, provided their nomination forms are in order. For a complete description of the Nominations Review Committee mandate and specific assignments, refer to the Nominations Review Committee Terms of Reference (PDF).
The ultimate decision on who is elected to council rests with AIBC’s voting members and honorary members.
2019 Key Dates
- February 12 – Call for Council Member Nominations opens.
- March 7 (4 p.m.) – Call for Council Member Nominations closes.
- March 18 & 22 – Governance Workshops for nominees. Attendance is mandatory.
- March 27 & 29 – Nominee interviews with the Nominations Review Committee.
- April 2 – Nominations Review Committee review completed. The names of all nominees are announced and nominee statement forms are posted online. Nominees endorsed by the Nominations Review Committee will be noted accordingly.
- April 15 to May 6 (12 p.m.) – Council election e-voting period. Notification sent to eligible voters on April 15.
- May 6 – Election results announced at the Annual Meeting.