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.
Call for Nominations
The 2019 Call for Nominations for Council Members opens February 12, 2019. Completed submissions must be received by the AIBC time stamped before 4 p.m. on March 7, 2019.
The 2019/20 Council Nominee Information Package, which includes submission requirements, instructions, and the Nominee Information and Process Guide, as well as all relevant forms, are now available for download:
- 2019/2020 Council Nominee Information Package (PDF)
- Nomination Form (PDF)
- Statement Form (PDF)
- Declaration Form (PDF)
Nominee Eligibility and Competencies
The council nomination process is governed by the Architects Act, AIBC Bylaws (PDF), and Council Rules 4: Electronic Voting and Council Elections (PDF). 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 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 desired competencies and experience when submitting nominations for council.
Role of the Nominations Review Committee
The Nominations Review Committee has commenced their work for the 2019/20 council year. The role of the Nominations Review Committee is to evaluate nominees putting their name forward for election to determine if they meet the stated competencies and recruitment requirements of council for that year. 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.
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; support diversity; and, be active in the recruitment of suitable candidates.
Following the close of the call for nominations on March 7, 2019, the Nominations Review Committee will review all nominees according to the evaluation process, which will include a nominee interview component. The committee will then communicate to AIBC members the names of all nominees 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 Terms of Reference (PDF).
Council Member Nominations
All of the nominees in the upcoming AIBC Council election will be listed in alphabetical order on the Council Nominees webpage in early April 2019. Those endorsed by the AIBC Nominations Review Committee will be noted with an asterisk (“*”).
AIBC Council Nominee Frequently Asked Questions
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