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Syllabus Bulletin - October 2020

Thank you Don

The RAIC would like to take this opportunity to recognize Don Ardiel, MRAIC for serving as the Director of Syllabus for the past four years.

Don has made significant contributions to the RAIC Syllabus program. The program has benefited significantly from his leadership and guidance. He has been a passionate supporter of the students, volunteers, and the entire syllabus community.

We hope you will join us in wishing Don the best in his future endeavors.

The RAIC welcomes a new Director of Syllabus

Please join us in welcoming Ivan Martinovic, Dipl. Eng. Arch., OAA, FRAIC, AIA/IA to the RAIC operational team as the incoming Director of Syllabus.

Ivan is an architect with over thirty-five years of experience. He holds a professional architectural engineering degree from the University of Belgrade, former Yugoslavia. 

He has extensive experience in a variety of building projects throughout Canada and abroad. Ivan worked with several medium and large architectural practices before establishing his own Toronto-based practice in 2001.

Ivan is actively involved as a volunteer in various professional and community organizations at provincial and national levels. He has been a Committee member of several OAA Committees over the last twenty years. He was a Board member of the Canadian Architecture Certification Board for two terms, holding positions of Treasurer, Vice-President and President. Ivan received the G. Randy Roberts Service Award from the Ontario Association of Architects in 2012 and was named a Fellow in the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 2013.

Ivan is currently a sessional instructor in the Department of Architectural Science of Ryerson University and an instructor in the School of Continuing Studies of the University of Toronto.
Ivan's involvement with the RAIC Syllabus program began in 1999 as a mentor in the Toronto Design Studio. Over the next two decades he also acted as a national Design Theory Course examiner and the Ontario Provincial Coordinator. He is looking forward to contributing further to the program in his new role as Director of the RAIC Syllabus program.

You can reach Ivan at

RAIC Connects is a virtual community where members can share ideas, discuss practice challenges, post questions, read and share blog posts and news articles, learn about fellow RAIC members, and benefit from shared knowledge, resources, and information.

Syllabus Students have access to a Syllabus community on RAIC Connects, to share content, ideas, and network. Visit the RAIC Connects resource centre for more information about this exciting new platform.

Documenting Work Experience - Internship in Architecture Program – 4th Edition (July 1, 2020)

RAIC Syllabus students are required to document work experience gained under the supervision of an architect once they are enrolled in Parts Two and Three of the program. The Internship in Architecture Program (IAP) manual provides requirements, format, and guidance for documenting work experience for both interns and RAIC Syllabus students.

The provincial and territorial members of the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authority (CALA) have published the 4th Edition of the IAP manual. The implementation of the IAP, including transition dates, is different in each province or territory.

Syllabus students are advised that they are to continue to use the current Canadian Experience Record Book (CERB) forms (2012) in submitting work experience for review while enrolled in the Syllabus program. They are also advised to document their work experience as indicated using the Sample form.

All Syllabus students will be advised of the transition process to the new IAP requirements and forms in the near future.

Foundations of Practice Webinar Mini-Series - Special pricing for students and interns!

The Foundations of Practice Mini-Series is a webinar-based learning opportunity comprised of multiple webinars that include tailored content unique to the new professional. Registration now open for Semester 2. Watch live or on-demand


Best-selling NBCC Part 3 and 9

Taught by Jensen Hughes Consulting Canada Ltd.—the leading name in safety and risk-based science in Canada—the courses are an introduction to the NBCC Part 3 and Part 9 to support preparation for the Examination for Architects in Canada (ExAC)* exam.

Individuals will need to have both volumes of the 2015 NBCC as references for the courses.


RAIC Syllabus Webinars

Webinars have been uploaded to the RAIC Syllabus website here. The webinars are to be used as a resource for Syllabus students. The webinars include:

RAIC Syllabus Moodle Tutorial - September 2020

RAIC Syllabus Work Experience Webinar

RAIC Syllabus Thesis Proposal Webinar

RAIC Syllabus Senior Student Webinar

RAIC Syllabus Webinar

Athabasca registration

The registration deadline to start history, theory, and technical courses with our educational service provider—Athabasca University (AU)—is the 10th of each month, and courses will start on the 1st of the following month.

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.

CERB Log 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 found on the Syllabus web site for submission requirements, hours required, etc.