March AIBC Council Meeting Summary

At its most recent meeting on Tuesday, March, 12, 2013, AIBC Council considered a wide range of matters including:

  • A Finance Committee report that touched upon the review process for finance-related council policies. Approval was given for a resolution, to be brought forth at the June 1 annual meeting, calling for the reappointment of Wolrige Mahon LLP the institute’s auditor for the coming fiscal year. Council also approved a new policy regarding Council Members’ Expenses, revising the process for approving such expense claims.
  • A report from the Governance Committee, which continues to review council’s 3.0 (Governing Process) and 4.0 (Council –Executive Director Relationship) policy suites.
  • An Intern Architect Registration Expediting Committee report that called for related information sessions to be considered as part of the professional development program for the 2013 Annual Conference in October.
  • A status report from the Associate Options Task Force, now in the process of reviewing the regulation of associates by other professional regulators, considering legal opinions and engaging in consultation with associate groups in order to determine a clear course of action to be shared at the annual meeting.
  • A report from the Registration Board, including preparations for the recently-introduced Examination for Architects in Canada for B.C. intern architects, which will be available beginning June 1, 2013.
  • AIBC approval of a proposed Mutual Recognition Agreement between the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards which, if adopted, will facilitate cross-border recognition of certified architects in both Canada and the United States.
  • Information from council’s Strategic Planning Working Group, which has engaged an external consultant to lead a comprehensive planning process.
  • Updates to council’s Professional Development policies, which were tabled pending the report from council’s Associates Options Task Force.

Council also passed motions pertaining to various consent items dealing with financial, governance and professional practice policy compliance, committee changes, examination results and registration amendments. The next scheduled meeting of AIBC Council is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2013, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the AIBC Offices (#100 – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver).

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