June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It’s an opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the cultural diversity of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their contributions to Canada.
AIBC Entrance Scholarship and Bursary Announcement
The Institute is delighted to announce a new AIBC entrance scholarship and a new bursary to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis students who are pursuing an education in architecture. A $2,500 entrance scholarship is now offered annually by the AIBC to students entering an undergraduate or graduate architecture program at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. In addition, bursaries totaling $5,000 will also be offered annually for students in the Master of Architecture program.
The AIBC is proud to support the next generation of architects and architectural technologists by offering a selection of scholarships, bursaries and funding opportunities, of which these newly created financial awards are part. The Institute provides nearly $35,000 of scholarships and bursaries for UBC SALA and BCIT students. For more information about the program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIBC and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
During the 99th AIBC Annual Meeting, Member Motions were put forth from the floor in regard to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Motions were strongly supported by those in attendance at the Annual Meeting and carried forth to AIBC Council for consideration. In recognizing the importance of the subject-matter, AIBC Council elevated this initiative into the 2019–2023 AIBC Strategic Plan, which sets the Institute’s priorities for the next five years. As part of one of the AIBC’s key goals, the Institute will develop and implement an appropriate response to the Calls to Action from the Report on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. AIBC Staff have been charged with reviewing the Report and actions taken by other regulators. A summary will be provided to AIBC Council by the end of 2019.
Learn More about National Indigenous Peoples Day
To learn more about National Indigenous Peoples Day and how to participate in the many activities happening across the country, please visit the Government of Canada website.