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.
Council consists of 15 voting members: 10 elected by and from the members (Architects AIBC) in good standing, four appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, and a representative of the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
The council nomination process is governed by the Architects Act and AIBC Bylaws. Nominees must be a member of the Institute in good standing who is nominated by five members in good standing.
Term of Office and Time Commitment
Each year, five council members are elected for a two-year term. Those elected will take office immediately following the Annual Meeting.
Council members should be prepared to fully participate during the scheduled meetings and planning sessions, held during normal work hours and typically up to two hours in length. Council members are also expected to attend a variety of AIBC events throughout the year.
Role of the Nominations Review Committee
The purpose of the committee is to fairly and objectively seek, evaluate and assess qualified candidates (Architects AIBC) to be recommended to the AIBC membership, for election to the council, in the normal course, at the Annual Meeting. 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
The 2019 Call for Nominations for Council Members will open in the spring of 2019.
Council Election Voting Period and Results
The council election is conducted according to AIBC Bylaws (PDF) and Council Rules 4: Electronic Voting and Council Elections (PDF). The electronic voting period will open in the spring of 2019 (exact dates to follow), with e-voting instructions emailed directly to eligible voting members and honorary members. The five successful candidates will be announced prior to adjournment of the Annual Meeting.
Volunteer Opportunity for Election Scrutineers
Members will be invited to apply to become election scrutineers in spring 2019.