March 30, 2011 – Vignette Seminar

The IAC committee will be offering a free study session for Intern Architects who are preparing for the ARE Exams. This seminars emphasis will placed on approaches for working through the vignette portions for PPP and SPD, focusing on problem-solving and time management strategies. This seminar will run from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at the AIBC Architecture Centre. The seminar will provide strategies and other tips for each exam, and are not intended to cover specific exam content. It would be helpful to have some familiarity with the exam...

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Annual Intern Event!

Please join us in an enthusiastic celebration of mentorship! The AIBC and the Intern Architect Committee invite you and your mentor to attend the upcoming Mentor – Mentee Event. This event is an informal and social evening dedicated to building mentor relationships across all levels of the profession, from students and architectural graduates to Intern Architects and fully-registered members. Thursday, November 45:30 – 8:30 p.m.AIBC Gallery (#100 – 440 Cambie Street at Pender)Vancouver, BC V6B 2N5 Complimentary refreshments,...

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PRAM

Dear Interns Architects, There seems to be a high rate of attrition of women in the architectural profession.With a copy of the 2008 AIBC Member Directory, a pencil and a calculator, I recently tallied some numbers. In 2008…51% of the population of Metro Vancouver was women.45% of the graduating class at UBC SALA were women.42% of the award recipients at UBC SALA were women38% of the intern membership at the AIBC were women.11% of the registered architects (MAIBC) at the AIBC were women.2% of BC architecture firms greater than four people...

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Intern Survey Part 1: Summary and Response

The first in a series of Intern Surveys was concluded in 2009. The results of that survey reveal interesting information which will be considered by not only the Intern Architect Committee, but also the Registration and Licensing Board and, ultimately, Council itself. If you would like to see the summary results of the survey, they are available at the Survey Monkey site. First of all, we were gratified that 84 interns chose to respond to the survey (about 20% of the intern group). Thank you to all who responded. This survey covered background...

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AIBC Council Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010/11 AIBC Council. One of the positions available is the Intern Architect Liaison. This is your opportunity to help shape the body responsible for the governance of the profession in this province and represent the intern architects of the AIBC. Your respective nomination form will soon arriving in the mail. They are also available online, on the AIBC Council page. All nominations must be received at the AIBC offices no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, 2010. The election closes at the...

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2010 ARE Preparation Seminars

The Intern Architect Committee will be holding a series of free ARE preparation seminars over the coming weeks and months to help interns prepare for the exams. The seminars will be held approximately every two weeks, and will generally run from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at the AIBC Architecture Centre in Vancouver. Dates below are still subject to change. Please check back regularly to confirm that the seminar schedule is accurate. These seminars are designed to provide strategies and other tips for each exam, and are not intended to cover specific...

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