AIBC Newsletter | November 1, 2018

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Thursday, November 1, 2018
AIBC Bill 49–2018: the Professional Governance Act
On October 22, the Honourable George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, introduced Bill 49–2018: the Professional Governance Act (PGA) for first reading. The PGA is new legislation that would change the way certain professions are regulated. On introduction, Minister Heyman stated “This legislation is about making sure we live up to our responsibilities to British Columbians in protecting our natural heritage for our kids and grandkids…” Read more.
AIBC Redesigned Courses Launched for Intern Architects AIBC and Broadly Experienced Applicants
In 2017, the AIBC began an extensive review of the courses offered through the Internship in Architecture Program. Based on the findings, we are excited to launch a refreshed program starting next year, inclusive of a transitionary period designed for those who are mid-stream in their course obligations. Read more.
AIBC Proposed Suite of Council and Institute Governance Bylaws Update
With the consultation period coming to an end for the proposed suite of Council and Institute Governance Bylaws, registrants are reminded that they have until November 2 to submit feedback. Pending AIBC Council review and approval, the member vote is anticipated to commence on November 19, 2018. Read more.
AIBC Register for the 2019 Certified Professional Course
Registration for the 2019 Certified Professional (CP) Course is filling up – limited seating is available. The course will be based on the 2018 BC Building Code, and consist of 12 full-day sessions on Wednesdays from January 9, 2019 to April 10, 2019. Register and Read more.
AIBC Thank You for Completing the 2018 Firm Information Update
The 2018 Annual Firm Information Update began on October 1 and concluded on October 31. A reminder was sent to Firm Administrators regarding the deadline, as well as other pertinent information about how-to update profiles. To date, nearly 80 per cent have completed their firm information update. Thank you to those who have completed this important regulatory requirement! Read more.
AIBC 'Tis the Season! AIBC Holiday Open House 2018
Mark your calendars for the 2018 Holiday Open House! Join friends and colleagues at this celebratory get-together and enjoy plenty of holiday cheer. This year's event is taking place on December 6 from 5:30–8:30 p.m. at the AIBC. Space is limited – your RSVP is appreciated. Register and read more.

AIBC Happenings
Intern Architect Happenings
AIBC Volunteer Opportunities
  • Municipal Advisory Design Panels: District of Chilliwack, City of Delta, City of Duncan, City of Maple Ridge, City of New Westminster, District of North Vancouver, District of Oak Bay, City of Parksville, City of Pitt Meadows, District of Saanich, City of Surrey, City of Vancouver – Urban Design Panel, City of Vancouver – Chinatown, City of Vancouver – Gastown, City of Vancouver – High Buildings, District of West Vancouver, Municipality of Whistler, City of White Rock.
AIBC Courses
2018 AIBC Course Schedule.
AIBC Courses fill up quickly so ensure you register without delay. Upcoming courses with availability include the following:
Recognized Educational Provider Events
The AIBC welcomes new REPs: TORMAX Canada, Morrison Hershfield
Following are the most recent upcoming REP events. For a full listing, see the AIBC events calendar.
Industry News
  • In celebration of the Architecture and Design Film Festival, ADFF:Vancouver will screen the Vancouver premiere of the film Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island. Learn more and buy tickets.
  • Non-medical cannabis is now legal across Canada – review the facts for B.C.  
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