On July 9, 2019, AIBC Council approved the proposed suite of Code of Ethics & Administrative bylaws for member vote. The vote for this suite of bylaws is organized into six topic areas:
- Code of Ethics: Professional Engagement;
- Code of Ethics: Copyright;
- Code of Ethics: Reporting and Disclosure;
- Code of Ethics: Architectural Competitions;
- Investigations and Discipline; and
- Honorary Members.
An overview of each bylaw topic area, including a PDF of the bylaw amendments and supporting rationales, can be found on the AIBC website.
Member consultation on the proposed bylaws ran from May 9 until June 27, 2019. Feedback received regarding the Code the Ethics: Reporting and Disclosure bylaw has resulted in minor amendments to the proposed bylaw. The amendments include better clarification of the threshold for reporting and separating out the reporting of illegal practice from other reporting obligations.
The voting period for the council-endorsed bylaws commenced on July 19, and will continue until August 15 at 4 p.m. Passage requires a minimum of two-thirds of affirmative ballots cast by eligible voters – members and honorary members are encouraged to cast their ballot.
Following the standard bylaw e-voting procedure, an electronic ballot will be emailed directly to eligible voters from firstname.lastname@example.org. The email will include:
- Instructions on how to vote electronically;
- Unique elector ID and password; and
- A link to the electronic ballot.
With electronic voting, it only takes a few moments to cast a ballot – your vote matters. Active participation in bylaw initiatives is crucial to both the governance of the Institute and the profession of architecture in B.C.
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