Syllabus Bulletin October 3, 2019

Syllabus Bulletin
Certificates of completion / diploma request
The document request function on the Syllabus Student Portal has been updated, so students can request their certificate of completion for Part I or II, as well as for their diploma after they have completed Part III.

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 following month. Registration for December 1 courses closes on November 10. Remember to register with Athabasca and notify RAIC Syllabus through the Syllabus student portal.

Please enroll through the student portal in any academic courses you are taking with Athabasca University. Our systems are not linked, so this does not register you in the course with AU or result in any fees, but it allows us to maintain the student records and transcripts in our system.

Studio registration for Term 1, 2020 will open in January.

1.    Receive advice on shaping your career path

2.    Meet award-winning architects

3.    Support your future through critical discussion on the profession

4.    Network with peers and mentors

5.    Have fun! POP // CAN // CRIT is a lively event – come out and participate!

Students and Interns receive up to 50% off registration.
POP // CAN // CRIT 2019 will explore the topic of education and the emergence of architects in Canada. The first panel, The Student // The Intern, will look at the student and intern experiences, including professional practice in education, mentorship, and exam support, and the disconnects between architectural education and practice. Panel Two, The Architect, will shift the discussion to the professional practice of architecture, beginning with a look at the first five years of emergence. It will also look at the role and opportunities for continuing education in Canada, and the needs of the emerging practitioner in building an architectural practice. The final panel, The Alternate, explores the other opportunities available to those with a professional degree in architecture. This will include alternative paths to licensure, alternative types of practice and careers, and the role of the PhD in supporting architectural research and practice. The day will close with a roundtable on The Future of Architectural Practice and Education in Canada.

POP // CAN // CRIT is an annual national symposium that promotes excellence in architecture through constructive, critical, professional, and academic discourses on contemporary practice and its peripheries. POP // CAN // CRIT explores the in-between spaces of the profession to challenge the ways we see and understand architecture, current practices, contemporary issues, and to propose new solutions for the future of architecture in Canada.

Follow @POPCANCRIT and #POPCANCRIT on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!


RAIC Syllabus Student Portal
The RAIC Syllabus portal is still undergoing security updates and reformatting. Please review the Curriculum Sequence Chart to ensure you are enrolling in the correct courses for your learning pathway.

Funding opportunities
Funding opportunities are available to Syllabus students through government grants and bursaries. Athabasca University also has a series of awards available to Syllabus students. To see a full list of scholarship/bursaries, visit the Athabasca website.

Talk to your colleagues and share information about funding opportunities as you pursue your diploma.

Courses now offered in French
The Syllabus Program now offers two French-language professional practice courses: Professional Practice in Canada and Architectural Practice Management.

RAIC Student Associate Membership
As of the start of 2019, RAIC Syllabus students will automatically be enrolled as Student Associate members of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada!

Please contact the membership team at for more information.

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

We wish you the best in the next term!

Brynne Campbell
RAIC Syllabus Registrar