Syllabus Bulletin - September 2020

Term 2, 2020 Start of Term Welcome Meeting

The RAIC Syllabus National Office will be hosting a welcome meeting open to everyone in the Syllabus community. Get information on important term dates, as well as tutorials on how to access your studio course online. This is an excellent networking opportunity where you will get the chance to talk to students from other studios.   

The meeting will be held on September 10, 2020 from 7:00p.m.- 8:00p.m. EST.  Participants must register for the event by September 9, 2020.  


1. Welcome and Introductions l 5 min
     1.1 Introduce the Syllabus Director, Registrar, and Administrator
     1.2 Introduce the Studio Coordinators

2. Term 2, 2020 l 10 min
     2.1 Important Dates
     2.2 How to use Moodle Tutorial

3. Networking l 25 min
     3.1 Break Out Session Networking opportunity across the studio levels

4. Questions for RAIC National Office l 10 min

5. Thank you l 1 min

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.

National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) online courses - Special pricing for student and intern members!

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These online courses are interactive and highly engaging for participants and include self-study, sample project applications and interactive question and answer periods. 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.   
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NBCC Part 3 Fire Protection, Occupant Safety and Accessibility  
September 19 to 20, 2020 - REGISTER

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October 3 to 4, 2020 - REGISTER

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

*The ExAC was developed to test the minimum standards of competency acquired by an Intern during the Internship period, to ensure both public safety and the professional and skilled delivery of architectural services. It is adopted by all the Canadian Licensing Authorities. These webinars are not endorsed by the Committee for the Examination for Architects in Canada.

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.

Reminder RAIC Staff Working Remotely 

Since March 16, 2020, all staff at the RAIC began working remotely. All hard mail may be sent to the address below.   
330 – 55 Murray Street 
Ottawa, Ontario  
K1N 5M3 

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. 


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 Work Experience Webinar

RAIC Syllabus Thesis Proposal Webinar

RAIC Syllabus Senior Student Webinar

RAIC Syllabus Webinar