ExAC Registration: CERB Deadline June 30

Intern Architects can apply for the Examination for Architects in Canada (ExAC) which this year includes the option to write the exam in Victoria. Intern Architects are eligible to write the ExAC if they are in good standing with the institute and have had a minimum 2,800 hours of experience logged on a CERB, submitted and approved.

The deadline for CERB submission is June 30.

A registration form must be completed and submitted to the AIBC in hard copy or PDF format via e-mail.

Key Dates:
June 1- July 15 – Application period for eligible ExAC candidates
June 30 – Deadline for submitting CERBs
November 2-3 – ExAC held in Vancouver and Victoria

For more information, please contact Admissions Coordinator Belinda Chao at bchao@aibc.ca or visit the ExAC website.

eNews Summer Schedule

We want to ensure eNews remains a timely and valuable medium for the AIBC community. During the summer, we receive fewer news submissions than compared to the rest of the year.

As a result, we have decided to implement a biweekly distribution schedule for eNews that begins with the July 2 edition. We expect to resume weekly distribution on September 3.

We welcome your comments and questions. Please send your inquiry to communications@aibc.ca.

Bylaw Amendments Now in Force

The bylaw amendments supported by members and honorary members who participated in the AIBC’s first electronic vote (March 30 to April 24, 2015) have successfully passed the provincial government’s “disallowance” period and are now in effect. The three bylaw amendments are:

  • Bylaw 18.2 (repealed) – This bylaw related to how special meetings of council (unscheduled meetings) were called by AIBC Council. In 2012, the bylaw language was adopted as a council rule;
  • Bylaw 19.2 (amended) – The amendment provides a mechanism for continuation of AIBC meetings, including annual meetings, to allow for a more reasonable and modern rescheduling date; and
  • Bylaw 3.6 (amended) – The amendment includes the addition of a bylaw that designates the AIBC’s executive director as the “head” of the institute for freedom of information purposes.

The AIBC’s Bylaws document has been updated to include these changes. This updated document, dated June 15, 2015, is available through the AIBC web site.

Read more about the bylaw review process for electronic voting for council elections and bylaws amendments.