Invigilators Wanted

The AIBC invites its members to support B.C. intern architects in their journey towards registration. On Monday and Tuesday, November 4-5, 2013, AIBC IAs  will, for the first time, be ” writing the Examination for Architects in Canada (ExAC).The institute is seeking test invigilators for the inaugural administration of the ExAC. Those selected to the ExAC Administration Team must be an registered B.C. architect;  invigilating experience invigilating would be an asset. It is a nine-hour commitment (7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) on each of the testing dates. The examinations will take place at the  Vancouver Convention Centre – East.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Any travel and parking expenses will be reimbursed. Prior to the testing, a brief training session will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at the AIBC Offices. If interested, please respond by Wednesday, October 16, 2013 to Director of Registration & Licensing Róisín O’Neill at

Heritage Vancouver Society

Heritage Talks: The Future of Vancouver’s Heritage Schools

For a number of years, Vancouver’s heritage schools have been under threat of demolition or changes that threaten the very character of these neighbourhood landmarks. Heritage Vancouver welcomes guest speakers Rob Wynen, Vancouver School Board trustee, and Gerry McGeough Architect AIBC, University of British Columbia architect and former senior heritage planner with the City of Vancouver, to discuss how to retain neighbourhood heritage schools while at the same time making them safe for students. Be part of this important community conversation on Tuesday, October 29, 2013,  7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Arts & Culture Alliance, 938 Howe Street. Admission is free but pre-registration is required. To find more information and to sign up, click here.

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Submission Deadline: Banff Session 2014

You have until November 1, 2013, to make a submission to be part of the Alberta Association of Architects Banff Session 2014, taking place May 2-3, 2014 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Proposals for both keynote speakers and professional development presenters are invited. This biannual conference in the Rocky Mountains provides an opportunity for those involved in the practice of architecture and interior design to discuss their work, ideas, beliefs, and attitudes in an arena of open dialogue, in a unique context unencumbered by the everyday pressures and activities of the workplace. It typically attracts a full house of approximately 450 architects, interior designers, academics, and students from all parts of Canada and the United States. The theme for next year’s gathering is Beyond Boundaries, exploring how the art of architecture and interior design has inspired us throughout history. Sub-themes include Evoking Memories of Influential Theories and Movements; Imagining the Future of Urban Spaces; Creating a Sustainable Vision; Transcending Social Boundaries; Exploring the Essence of Materials; and Articulating the Possibilities. For more information and a submission form, click here.