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Updated Canadian Handbook of Practice Editorial Board Announced

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and the 11 provincial/territorial regulators have partnered to update the Canadian Handbook of Practice (CHOP) for Architects. The CHOP 3rd Edition, , planned for completion and release in the  Spring of 2019, will be available at no cost  to all interns and architects in Canada in multiple platforms. 

A call for volunteers for the Editorial Board was issued in November. Over 35 applications were received, with all applicants demonstrating exceptional qualifications. At a November meeting of the CHOP Steering Committee’ all applications were reviewed in detail and the members of the Editorial Board were confirmed. “In terms of volunteer capabilities and experience, it was an embarrassment of riches. Coming up with the final 8 members of the Editorial Board was quite difficult” said Donald Ardiel, RAIC Director, Practice Support and CHOP 3rd Edition Editor-in-Chief. 

The members of the CHOP 3rd Edition Editorial Board include:
 Brian Palmquist, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, BEP, CP, LEED AP
Bill Chomik, Architect, AAA, Architect AIBC, OAA, SAA, FRAIC, Hon. FAIA, RCA
Kris Schlagintweit, NWTAA
Yew‐Thong Leong, OAA, FRAIC, FIIAS
John Romanov, OAA, Architect AAA, AAIA, MRAIC, LEED
Sébastien‐Paul Desparois, OAQ, MIRAC
Larry Jones, AAPEI, FRAIC
The CHOP 3rd Edition Steering Committee is comprised of:
 Mark Vernon, CPA, CA, CPA (IL), Chief Executive Officer, AIBC
Barbara Bruce, CAE, Executive Director, AAA
Ben Russo, Executive Director, NWTAA
Kristi Doyle, BA (PPA), Hon. MRAIC, Executive Director, OAA
Jean‐Pierre Dumont, Hon. MIRAC, Directeur général et secrétaire, OAQ
Karen Chantler, Hon. MRAIC, Executive Director, AANB
Michael Cox, MAA, FRAIC, President, RAIC
Bruce Lorimer, FRAIC, Interim Executive Director, RAIC
John Peterson, OAA, MRAIC, Chairman, RAIC Practice Support Committee
Donald Ardiel, OAA, MRAIC, CHOP 3rd Edition Editor‐in‐Chief provides support to both the Steering Committee and the Editorial Board.
The next three months of the CHOP Project involves gathering information from a broad range of stakeholders. During this process, individual architects and interns as well as interested groups will have opportunities to provide input. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Donald Ardiel.  
Donald Ardiel, OAA, MRAIC
CHOP 3rd Edition Editor‐in‐Chief Director, Practice Support/Director Syllabus, 
Tele: 613‐241‐3600, ext. 202