Each year, AIBC architects 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 an active and effective organization, while supporting initiatives that further the Institute’s public-interest mandate.
Call for Nominations
The 2021 Call for Nominations for Council Members opens on January 12, 2021 and closes on March 18, 2021. Completed submissions must be received by the AIBC time stamped before 4 p.m. on March 18, 2021.
The 2021 Council Candidate Information Package, which includes submission requirements, instructions, and key dates, as well as all relevant forms, is now available:
- Candidate Information Package (PDF)
- Nomination Form (PDF)
- Candidate Statement Form (PDF)
- Candidate Declaration Form (PDF)
Candidate Eligibility and Competencies
The council nomination process is governed by the Architects Act, AIBC Bylaws (PDF), and Council Rules 4: Council Elections (PDF). Candidates 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 competencies. For the 2021/22 AIBC Council, the competencies sought include a combination of fiduciary and regulatory skills and experience, further described in the Candidate Information Package (PDF). Architects and honorary members are asked to consider the desired competencies and experience when submitting nominations for council.
Role of the Council Recruitment Task Force
The Council Recruitment Task Force (PDF) was formed in Fall 2019 to ensure autonomy of the candidate recruitment, and evaluation, processes. The task of recruiting council candidates has been transferred from the Nominations Review Committee (PDF) to the new Council Recruitment Task Force. The Task Force plays a pivotal role in promoting registrant involvement in self-governance, thereby contributing to AIBC Council delivering on the Institute’s mandate. The mandate of the Council Recruitment Task Force is to broadly promote and encourage the opportunity to sit on council to Architects AIBC, and to actively seek and recruit candidates to participate in the council election process. All members of the Task Force are past or current council members or liaisons and can provide valuable insight into the experience of being part of AIBC Council. The Task Force can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a complete description of the Council Recruitment Task Force and specific assignments, refer to the Council Recruitment Task Force Terms of Reference (PDF).
Role of the Nominations Review Committee
The role of the Nominations Review Committee is to evaluate candidates putting their name forward for election to determine if they meet the stated competencies and recruitment requirements of council for that year. If the candidate meets these criteria, they will be identified as “endorsed”. Candidates who are not identified as “endorsed” are still eligible to stand for election, provided their nomination forms are in order. The ultimate decision on who is elected to council rests with AIBC’s voting members and honorary members.
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; and
- Support diversity.
Following the close of the call for nominations on March 18, 2021, the Nominations Review Committee will review all candidates according to the evaluation process, which will include an interview component. The names of all candidates who have chosen to seek election to council will then be communicated to AIBC registrants, indicating the individuals 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 Terms of Reference (PDF).
Council Member Nominations
On or about April 1, 2021, all of the nominees will be listed in random order on the Council Nominees webpage . Those endorsed by the AIBC Nominations Review Committee will be noted with an asterisk (“*”).
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