The mission of the RAIC Emerging Practitioners (RAICE EP) | IRAC Relève professionnelle (IRAC RP) is to connect and strengthen the voice of emerging architecture practitioners across Canada in order to serve, inspire and advocate for their continued professional growth on the path to licensure.

RAIC EP will serve as a link and provide a sense of continuity in the professional development of emerging practitioners from students in an academic setting through to becoming licensed members of the architectural profession.



  1. Advocating
    • Provide advocacy and support around emerging practitioners related issues.
    • Contribute to and advance the dialogue between emerging practitioners, professionals, educators and regulators.
    • Provide recognition and accountability for emerging practitioners.
  2. Networking
    • Provide a forum for emerging practitioners to help one another, collaborate and share.
    • Provide national networking opportunities for emerging practitioners.
    • Explore opportunities to partner with similar architectural internship organizations internationally.
  3. Educating
    • Provide a single national resource for information, questions, and intern and other EP-related issues.
    • Gather input on issues affecting EP-demographic and share nationally.


The membership of RAIC EP consists of all RAIC members that fall into the following categories:

  • Interns or Intern Architects
  • Graduates
  • Student Associates
  • Syllabus Program Participants
  • Recently Licensed Architects (up to ten years post-licensure)


RAIC-EP is the first organization in Canada dedicated to intern support and advocacy. We recognize that interns and emerging practitioners are the future of our profession. Through communication and coordination with students, universities, regulators, the profession, and interns we seek to improve support along the path to licensure.

All RAIC Interns/Graduates/Students have access to all of RAIC EP’s resources, competitions and services. If you are a recently licensed Architect (< 5 years) and are interested in what we are currently doing, drop us an email and we will be sure to keep you in the loop. We want to ensure that the knowledge gained on your journey to licensure is passed down to the future Architects of Canada.

Why Join? Learn more about the benefits of RAIC membership for emerging practitioners. Take a look at all the benefits to becoming an RAIC member here.


Meet the emerging practitioners from across Canada who volunteer their time to make the RAIC EP work:


Chair: Ksenia Eic

Duties: Run all meetings, prepare agendas, coordinate steering committee.  Represent the organization when dealing with other organizations/events, oversees and manages meetings of members.




Vice Chair: Mylene Moliner-Roy

Duties: Support Chair and their duties and step in as necessary for Chair’s role when unavailable.  Record minutes of meetings, coordinate meeting dates and internal communications, maintain files and records of the RAIC EP.




RAIC Intern Director: Andrew Dejneka

Duties: Report and advise between RAIC EP and RAIC Board of Directors.  Oversee RAIC EP work in relation to the RAIC vision, mission and values.





Resources: Afsaneh Asayesh

Duties: Manage and direct resource sharing and educational opportunities.





Events & Competitions: Nick Gonsalves

Duties: Manage and direct events and competitions run by the RAIC EP.





External Communications: Alexandre Hamlyn

Duties: Manage and direct external marketing plan and content creation for outreach.





Media: Amy Norris

Duties: Manage media content including website and social media.