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


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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. 

PIBC North Vancouver Island Chapter – Annual Winter Social
December 8, 2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Take a break from your holiday shopping and stop in historic Downtown Nanaimo to join your friends and colleagues at the Dorchester Lounge, where we get to celebrate the past year’s achievements together. The North Island Chapter will... > read more
PIBC Vancouver Island North Chapter – Urban Issues Film Festival
November 2, 2018 - 4:30pm - 9:30pm
This is our planet. This is our home. Climate change affects us all! On Friday, November 2nd, find out what you can do to help. The 13th Annual Urban Issues Film Festival at VIU will explore the topic “Resilience in the Face of... > read more
PIBC - Vancouver Island North Chapter in Partnership with AIC-BC and REIBC – Diverse perspectives on Land Economics: Joint Education & Networking Day
November 1, 2018 - 7:30am - 4:30pm
The PIBC Vancouver Island North Chapter and the AIC-BC & REIBC Nanaimo Chapters are co-hosting a joint Education and Networking Day!  It is also the Chapter AGM in the morning!   The joint education and networking day will... > read more
PIBC Vancouver Island North Chapter – 60th Anniversary Social
September 21, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Immediatley following PARKing Day and PIBC 60th Anniversary public celebrations on Commercial Street, please join your fellow Vancouver Island North Chapter members for an evening social. Light appies will be provided at the... > read more
PIBC Vancouver Island-North Chapter – Access to Housing Seminar
September 20, 2018 - 12:00pm - 4:30pm
There is a housing accessibility and affordability crisis in British Columbia and local governments are increasingly at the forefront of tackling this issue. This September, the PIBC Vancouver Island-North Chapter is pleased to announce it... > read more
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