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 opened on February 12, 2019, and closed at 4 p.m. on March 7, 2019.
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. Registrants are asked to consider the desired competencies and experience, which are outlined each year in a Nominee Information Package, when submitting nominations for council.
Role of the Nominations Review Committee
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.
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
During AIBC Council Elections, all of the nominees will be listed in alphabetical order on the Council Nominees webpage. Those endorsed by the AIBC Nominations Review Committee will be noted with an asterisk (“*”).
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