Vancouver Island (North) Chapter

The Planning Institute of British Columbia Vancouver Island North Chapter covers the central and northern sections of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, including the northern Gulf Islands.

Major cities and towns in the Vancouver Island North Chapter area include: Nanaimo, Duncan, Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, and more…

Contact the Vancouver Island North Chapter Executive:

Contact Name:  Courtney Simpson MCIP, RPP

Location:  Nanaimo, BC

Email:  islandnorth@pibc.bc.ca

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PIBC Vancouver Island-North 2016 Members Survey Results:

The results of the survey have been used to inform the Chapter's professional development goals and to develop Chapter events.

Click here for the full 2016 Member Survey PDF report.

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Vancouver Island North Chapter Events

Below is a listing of upcoming Chapter events and activities. To view individual event listings, click on the read more link. 

Vancouver Island University Masters of Community Planning Program – Celebrating with Dave Witty
June 15, 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dave Witty is retiring - is this really true? Dave Witty, former CIP President, Fellow, and all around great planner is retiring from his current posting as Provost and Vice President Academic at Vancouver Island University.  To... > read more
PIBC Vancouver Island - North Chapter – Young Anderson Legal Update Seminar
March 22, 2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Stay up to speed with planning law at this one-day seminar led by Bill Buholzer and Alyssa Bradley of Young Anderson - Barristers and Solicitors. Be sure to register early as this popular event is likely to sell out.   March 22, 2018... > read more
PIBC Vancouver Island North Chapter – Thirsty Thursday Social
March 22, 2018 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Join your fellow Chapter members for a networking social! The social immediately follows the Legal Update Seminar on the same day. Whether or not you are attending the day-time event, please come one down for some refreshments and... > read more
PIBC VI North Chapter – Annual General Meeting & Social Mixer
November 30, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Please join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Cambridge Room at the Dorchester. We will re-cap the year in review as well as elect new members to the Chapter Executive Committee. Positions available include:  ... > read more
Vancouver Island University – 12th Annual Urban Issues Film Festival
November 10, 2017 - 2:00pm - 9:00pm
The 12th Annual Urban Issues Film Festival will be taking place on Friday, November 10th in Building 356, Room 109 (the auditorium) from 2:00 until 9:00 p.m. on the Vancouver Island University Campus. As we have in the past, we will be... > read more
PIBC Vancouver Island North Chapter – Sustainable Rural Development Symposium
September 28, 2017 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Please join us for a full-day symposium to further the discourse on sustainable rural development in the central and north Vancouver Island region. For planners and by planners, this symposium is an opportunity to learn from one another... > read more
PIBC Vancouver Island North Chapter – Legal Update With Young Anderson
May 4, 2017 - 9:00am - 3:30pm
Do you have a burning legal question? Then be sure to join us at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo to hear the latest in planning law and to network with other planners in the region.   Save the Date! May 04, 2017 - 9am - 3:30pm... > read more
PIBC Vancouver Island North Chapter – Phased Development Agreements
April 5, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
This two hour seminar, led by municipal lawyer Michael Hargraves, will explore Phased Development Agreements, a planning tool enabled under Part 13, Div. 12 of the LGA that can be used to coordinate the delivery of larger development... > read more
PIBC Vancouver Island North Chapter – Legal Seminar: Board of Variance & Beyond With Peter Johnson of Stewart McDannold Stuart
March 14, 2017 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
This half-day seminar, led by experienced municipal solicitor Peter Johnson (bio: http://www.sms.bc.ca/lawyer/peter-johnson/), will provide an examination of the role of the Board of Variance, and assist Planners to conduct their... > read more
PIBC- North Island Chapter – 2016 AGM & Social
December 1, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm