AIBC Council Meeting Summary: November 12, 2013

At its  meeting on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, AIBC Council dealt with the following matters:

  • Council considered and approved the institute’s operating and capital budgets for 2014. Treasurer Cal Meiklejohn Architect AIBC explained that the operating budget for the year ahead reflects a small deficit, to be addressed through excess cash reserve. It also reflects no change to the rates of annual fees and fines. The budget included specific provisions for initiatives to be undertaken in the first year of council’s 2014/18 Strategic Plan .
  • In support of the 2014/18 Strategic Plan, council approved the formation of a Strategic Engagement Steering Committee that will oversee an extensive process of stakeholder engagement and consultation that underpins the goals and objectives of the five-year strategic plan.
  • It was confirmed that council had received the resignation of Michael Green Architect AIBC, requiring it to appoint an architect in good standing to fill the vacant seat on council as per the provisions of the Architects Act. Council President Scott Kemp Architect AIBC nominated David Yustin Architect AIBC, council’s immediate past president, who received full endorsement from council.
  • Council approved minor changes to Professional Conduct Policy 8.2: Consensual Resolution and Disciplinary Inquiry which reflect the establishment of a consensual resolution process as per the recently approved bylaw.
  • Approval was given to a protocol that sets out a consistent process for handling correspondence directed to AIBC Council and/or the council president.
  • Executive Director Michael Ernest Architect AIBC reported that the AIBC’s first offering of the Examination for Architecture in Canada (ExAC), facilitated earlier in the month, saw more than 100 candidates for registration take part.

Council also received status reports from its working groups, and passed motions pertaining to various consent items dealing with policy compliance, committee changes, examination results and registration amendments. The next official meeting of AIBC Council is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21 , 2014 at the AIBC offices (#100 – 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver). Members, associates and the public are welcome to attend; please confirm your attendance in advance by contacting Executive Coordinator Tracy Tough by e-mail (ttough@aibc.ca) or phone (604-683-8588, #335).

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