Syllabus Bulletin - March 2020

COVID-19 Response

The health, safety, and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers, students and members is the top priority and the RAIC is closely monitoring the current situation via the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization. Due to the developing situation for COVID-19, the physical RAIC office space will be vacant, and no one will be in the office to receive you. As of March 16, 2020, all staff at the RAIC will be working remotely until further notice. For general inquiries, please email us at Email is the preferred way to contact RAIC staff during this time.

Please see our Website here, for more COVID-19 updates and information.

We are providing the studios with tools to work remotely for the time being. Studio Coordinators will get in touch with their students to discuss further plans.

CERB Submissions

All Syllabus Students studying in Parts Two and Three of the Program are required to be working under the supervision of an architect licensed to practice in Canada. All experience must be logged in your Canadian Experience Record Book (CERB). Refer to the policy on work experience on the Syllabus web site for submission requirements, hours required, etc..

Recently, CERB books submitted for review have demonstrated a lack of information about the student’s responsibilities for each project in each of the 15 categories of practice. When reviewing CERB books, I need to be able to relate the list of projects -and a brief description of each project- to the student’s responsibilities in that project as they relate to each of the 15 categories of practice. The example provided (link below) will help you document your journey and provide you, your supervisor, and your mentor with insights into your own pathway towards becoming an architect. Documenting your experience to the level of detail is the expectation of the Syllabus student - the most prepared students to practice architecture in the country – barring none!

My concern is the acceptance of your CERB by your respective provincial or territorial association of architects when you graduate from the Syllabus Program and apply to become an intern. Each association deals with Syllabus students and their CERB submission differently. You, the student, must ensure that your CERB meets the criteria of your association of architects. Submitting detailed CERBs now will result in fewer complications in the future.


Don Ardiel
Director, Syllabus Program  

CERB Log Book Example

Kiyoshi Matsuzaki RAIC Scholarship
Deadline: Friday, March 27, 2020, at 11:59 PM 

– Open to registered Syllabus students

The Scholarship advances Kiyoshi Matsuzaki's personal belief in the future of the profession of architecture and his unyielding support of the younger generation of students, the next leaders of our profession.

Canada Green Building Council Scholarship for Sustainable Design and Research
Deadline: Monday, April 27, 2020, at 11:59 PM

–Open to full-time students registered in a Master’s degree program leading to a professional degree in architecture at an accredited University in Canada or the RAIC Syllabus program.

This scholarship was established through an endowment from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) in June 2006. The purpose of the fund is to nurture the next generation of “green” designers by promoting and encouraging sustainable research and design in Canadian Schools of Architecture.

Note: All Scholarship and Bursaries can now be completed through our new submission platform.

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Athabasca registration
The registration deadline to start history, theory, and technical courses with our educational service provider, Athabasca University (AU) is the tenth of each month, and courses will start on the first of the month following. Registration for December 1 courses closes on November 10. 

Remember to register on the Syllabus Student Portal as well. Our systems are not linked, so this does not register you twice or result in any fees, but it allows us to maintain the student records and transcripts in our system.

Please contact Jessica McCormick or Brynne Campbell, RAIC Syllabus Registrar at for more information on the above items.

We wish you the best in Term 2, 2019!

Brynne Campbell
RAIC Syllabus Registrar

Jessica McCormick
RAIC Syllabus Administrative Assistant